Visiting faculty and guests

Recent and current guests at the DNOA include:

Felix Bender
Conductor – Oper Leipzig, Theater Chemnitz etc

Anja Bihlmaier
Conductor – principal conductor Residentie Orkest

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

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

Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet
Soprano – Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Venice

James Conway
Artistic Director – English Touring Opera

Robin Coops
Director – The Netherlands

René Coolen
Art management consultant – The Netherlands

Karel Deseure
Conductor – Oper Zuid, Netherlands Philharmonic etc

Christina Domnick
German coach/repetiteur – Staatstheater Wiesbaden etc

Hans Eijsackers
Collaborative pianist/coach – The Netherlands, international

Uwe Friedrich
Journalist – Deutschlandfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Oper! etc

Jan-Paul Grijpink
Coach/repetiteur – Dutch National Opera

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

Antony Hermus
Conductor – Opera North, Strasbourg, The Netherlands etc

Brenda Hurley
Coach – IOS Zurich, Head of Opera RAM, London

Winfried Hofinger
Agent – international

Jonathan Peter Kenny
Conductor – English Touring Opera

Virginia Kerr
Soprano/performance psychologist – Covent Garden, Leipzig, Nantes etc

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

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

Rebekah Rota
Soprano/casting consultant – 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

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