Visiting faculty and guests

Recent and current guests at the DNOA include:

Anja Bihlmaier
Conductor – principal conductor Residentie Orkest

Markus Brück
Baritone – Berlin, Zurich, Munich, Glyndebourne etc

Christian Carlstedt
Italian coach – Dutch National Opera, Lille, Covent Garden

Marco Canepa
Italian coach – Dutch National Opera, Lille, Covent Garden

Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet
Casting consultant – Hannover, Klagenfurt, Berlin, Bern, Concertgebouw Zaterdag Matinee etc

Robert Chevara
Director – Copenhagen, Stockholm, Banff, London etc

James Conway
Artistic Director – English Touring Opera

Robin Coops
Director – Dutch National Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera

Christina Domnick
German coach/repetiteur – Komische Oper Berlin, Staatstheater Wiesbaden etc

Floris Fisser
Director – Dutch National Opera, Glyndebourne, Bolshoi, Zurich etc

Uwe Friedrich
Journalist – Deutschlandfunk Kultur, MDR, BR, Oper! etc

Jan-Paul Grijpink
Coach/repetiteur – Dutch National Opera, Salzburg Festspiele etc

Elizabeth Hagedorn
Soprano/performance coach – Vienna, Frankfurt, Philadelphia etc

Antony Hermus
Conductor – Opera North, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Belgian National Orchestra etc

Winfried Hofinger
Agent – international

Jonathan Peter Kenny
Conductor – English Touring Opera

Gary Matthewman
Conductor – La Monnaie, Glyndebourne etc

Philip Mayers
Coach/repetiteur – international

Kenneth Montgomery
Conductor – Santa Fe Opera, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra etc

Rennik-Jan Neggers
Director – Reisopera, August Everding Theaterakademie etc

Alexander Oliver
Tenor/English coach – Dutch National Opera, Paris, Covent Garden etc

Rebekah Rota
Associate Operndirektorin – Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Martin Snell
Bass-baritone – Staatsoper München, Bayreuther Festspiele, Glyndebourne etc

Eitan Sorek
Agent – international

Valentina di Taranto
Italian coach – Covent Garden, Bolshoi, Dutch National Opera etc

Sven Arne Tepl
CEO & director – Residentie Orkest, Den Haag

Dr. Stephanie Weiss
Soprano/adjunct professor of singing Arizona State University, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig etc

Andrew Watts
Countertenor – Operá de Paris, Covent Garden, Staatsoper Berlin etc

External examiners 2021

Roberta Alexander
Soprano – New York, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Amsterdam etc

Josef Fuchs
Artistic Director & Head of Production at Nederlandse Reisopera

Ivan van Kalmthout
General Director International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch

Barbara Kozelj
Mezzo soprano – DNO, Essen , Bonn, Carnegie Hall, BBC Proms etc

Alexander Oliver
Tenor – Covent Garden, Gylndebourne, Zurich, Dutch National Opera etc

Rebeka Rota
Associate Operndirektorin Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Marcel Sijm
Director – Dutch National Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera etc

Monique Wagemakers
Director – Dutch National Opera, Oper Leipzig, Madrid, Vancouver etc

Our team

DNOA students have the opportunity to work with a wide range of well-established and respected specialists from the international opera scene. These include vocal coaches and teachers, directors, conductors and agents as well as people from the field of cultural management and performance psychology who lead masterclasses, seminars and workshops.

Meet our team