From July 29 till August 11, 2017 with:

Carol Isaac

   One of the most sought after vocal coaches in North America, Carol Isaac is currently a full time assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. She has assisted such conductors as Maestro James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Maurizio Benini, Jiri Belohlavek, Yannick Nezet- Seguin and Valery Gergiev.  Read More

Norbert Baxa

   Maestro Baxa is current Chief-Conductor with Theatre J.K.Tyl Plzen and has guest conducted in places such as the National Theater in Prague, and Teatro Bellini in Catania. Baxa is currently a permanent lecturer of opera conducting at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague and the external Lecturer for the Zurich University of the Arts. Read More

Helena Kaupová

   International soprano Helena Kaupova, is a singer with the National Theater in Prague and has also performed many notable roles in places such as Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Hong Kong. She currently also works as a docent voice teacher at Prague Music Academy and Brno Janáček Music Academy. Read More
REPERTOIRE & VENUES:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Le nozze di Figaro

Bedřich Smetana:
Prodaná nevěsta
(Bartered Bride)
Selection of arias
and ensembles
for Vocal Masterclass
and the Final Opera Gala
in Prague
CONCERTS:

9. 8. 2017 - Teplice
Theater
10. 8. 2017 - Jablonec
Theater
11. 8. 2017 - Prague
Smetana Hall, Municipal House

   The European Music Academy is focused on working with singers and conductors who are both young students and those who have already begun a professional career. They will work with the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice under the guidance of internationally renowned artists with professional experience from prominent opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre Prague, Sydney Opera House and festivals Aix-en-Provence, Wexford Festival Opera and Salzburg Festival.

   Participants will have an opportunity to study two brilliant operas, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Smetana’s Prodaná nevěsta, as well as a selection of the most popular opera repertoire which will be performed at the Final Opera Gala which takes place at the prestigious Smetana Hall in the Municipal House of Prague.

   The final culmination for participants of the masterclass is the Beethoven Award Prague, which will be granted to the most successful participants. The prize will also be combined with professional artistic commitments with symphonic orchestras and theaters in the Czech Republic.

   To further enhance the experience of the training, participants will receive a unique cultural experience of middle Europe. The first part of the masterclass will take place in the Liechtenstein Palace in the historical centre of the city Prague, which is the seat of the Music Academy of the Performing Arts.

   Rehearsals with the North Czech Philharmonic will take place in the city of Teplice. Teplice has been a famous spa resort, where Goethe met Beethoven and where Liszt and numerous other illustrious personalities such as the Austrian and German emperor enjoyed not only medical care but also concerts, opera and theatre performances.

   During participant’s day off in the rehearsal period with the orchestra, based on interest, there is the possibility to organize a trip to the German city of Dresden, which is just 68 km (42 miles) away from the city Teplice.

Carol Isaac

   One of the most sought after vocal coaches, prompters and repetiteurs, Carol Isaac is currently a full- time assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City where she has assisted such conductors as Maestro James Levine, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Maurizio Benini, Jiri Belohlavek, Yannick Nezet- Seguin and Valery Gergiev among others.

   From 1995-2000 she worked at the Vancouver Opera in Canada - where she was principal coach, head repetiteur and chorus master for several productions - as well as repetiteur and coach in Santiago, Chile (Municipal Theatre);  Prague, Czech Republic (Narodni Divadlo), and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Canada.  In 1999, she began assisting Maestro Donald Runnicles at San Francisco Opera where she stayed for 12 years, working as well during those years at the companies of Santa Fe, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Washington.

 

   She made began working for the Metropolitan Opera in January 2007 and in 2011 she toured with them to Japan. This was followed by her debut that same summer at the Salzburg Festival in Austria, assisting Maestro  Esa-Pekka Salonen.  She made her debut in 2013 at the Festival International d'Art Lyrique  in Aix-en-Provence, France;  and at La Scala  in Milan, Italy; for Patrice Chereua's legendary last opera production, again assisting Esa-Pekka Salonen.

   A specialist in Czech operatic repertoire she has assisted Czech conductors Jiri Belohlavek and Jiri Kout - as well as Sir Charles Mackerras, whom she assisted several times in San Francisco  as well as for his course on Janacek operatic roles in Aldeburgh, England with soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom.  In 2004, the 150th anniversary of Janacek's birth, she presented a number of recitals in the US devoted to the music of Janacek, including at the prestigious Gilmore International Keyboard Festival with tenor Jay Hunter Morris. She continues to assist on all the Czech operas at the Metropolitan Opera.

   She is an active educator, working annually at various universities such as the University of Toronto (in Toronto, Canada - as well as Sulmona, Italy) the University of British of Columbia, the Young Artist program for Vancouver Opera and Calgary Opera companies and AMU (Academie Muzickych Umeni v Praze) in Prague.

   On the recital stage, Ms Isaac has toured many US cities as part of the Marilyn Horne Foundation series.  She made her NY recital debut with Twyla Robinson at Merkin Hall in April 2003 and they went on to make their European recital debut at Wigmore Hall in London, England in 2005.  In 1999, Ms Isaac produced the soundtrack for a movie about Mario Lanza with Richard Margison and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  This recording was nominated for a Grammy award.

Norbert Baxa

   Norbert Baxa, graduated with honours from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 1998. During his studies Norbert Baxa took part in the International Bartok Courses in Szombathely, Hungary and in 1994, he won a scholarship in Murzzüschlag Austria and an opportunity to perform with the Savaria Symphonic Orchestra. At the same time, Norbert Baxa was also conducting the orchestra of the theatre in Karlin, the North Bohemian Symphony orchestra in Teplice, the Symphony Orchestra in Hradec Kralove, the Western Bohemian Symphony in Marianske Lazne, Janacek’s Symphony orchestra in Ostrava and the Talich chamber orchestra.

   In 1996, with the cooperation of other young artists, he established a chamber ensemble called “Club 20, “which focussed primarily on twentieth century music. In cooperation with the “Alfred ve Dvoře” theatre, the group regularly performed Igor Stravinsky’s, “A soldier’s Tale.” They took the same program to Prague, Brno and Vienna.

   In 1998 he received the position of conductor of the North Bohemian Opera and Ballet in Usti nad Labem and was promoted to head of the opera division for the 1999 season. At the age of 24, he was the youngest ever to be appointed head of an opera company, in the history of the Czech Republic.

   Since 2002 Norbert Baxa has closely worked with the Prague Chamber Opera Ensemble with which he has travelled and performed internationally, performing many works including G.F. Handel’s Xerxes.

   Aside from his work in the Czech Republic, Norbert Baxa has guest conducted in Germany, Finland, Spain, Holland, Schwitzerland and Japan. As a guest conductor he has worked in the National Theatre Prague, Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Opera Prague, Moravian Theatre Olomouc and F.X.Šalda Theatre Liberec.

   Since 2000 Norbert Baxa has been closely working with the UBC Opera Ensemble (Canada) as guest professor and is currently international guest lecturer at the University of Fine Arts in Zürich and the permanent lecturer of opera conducting at the Music Academy of Art in Prague.

Helena Kaupová

   She studied piano, singing, dance, and the flute. From 1989 to 1991 she was a soloist at the Slovak National Theatre. Since 1992 she is a soloist of the National Theatre in Prague. Here she created the parts of The Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Mimi (La Boheme), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) – for which she received the prestigious Thalia prize in 1994. Among other roles are Lisa (Queen of Spades), Micaela (Carmen) and many roles of the Czech repertoire including Marenka (Bartered Bride), Vendulka (The Kiss), Krasava (Libuse), and the title roles in Rusalka and Jenufa.

   From 1989 she appeared as guest artist in many European and overseas opera houses. At the Flaamse Oper in Antwerp, COC Toronto Mimi in Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Nedda in “I Pagliacci” partnering Ben Heppner, Vancouver, B.C. as The Countess in “Le Nozze di Figaro” Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni”. In Tel Aviv the title role of “Katia Kabanova”. Santiago, Chile , Liege, Belgium, Hong Kong Festival, Lisbon, Opera Toulon, Opera Mexico City as Jenufa (Janacek). Wexford festival Rusalka.

   In 2003 she sang “Glagolitic Mass” under the baton of Sir Charles Mackerras at the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the Opera House in Sydney.

   She also appears in concerts both at home and abroad. Lately these included concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. She appeared with Czech orchestra’s like Prague’s FOK, Brno Philharmonic, as well as The Nederlands Radio Philharmonic, the BBC orchestra and others conducted by J. Belohlavek, O. Dohnanyi, J. Kout. S. Bedford, J.L. Koenig, Sir Charles Mackerras and others.

   She recorded the CD of the opera “Libuse” (Krasava) and B. Martinu’s opera “The Voice of the Forest”. The latter was also filmed.

   She is docent voice teacher at Prague music academy and in Brno Janáček music academy from 2006 and made masterclasses in Spain, Finland, Lithuania and Czech republic too.

EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY s.r.o.
náměstí Osvoboditelů 1366/5
Praha 5 - Radotín
153 00
CZECH REPUBLIC

IC: 04649516
E-MAIL: info@musicacademy.cz

correspondence address:
EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY in Teplice
Dvořákova 1543/12
400 01 Ústí nad Labem
CZECH REPUBLIC
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International
Conducting
Masterclass
& Competition

BASIC INFO
PROGRAMME
SCHEDULE
CONDITIONS
APPLICATION
TUITION FEES
DEADLINES
ACCOMMODATIONS

BASIC INFO

  • between July 29 - August 11 (arrival July 28, departure August 12)
  • max. 12 candidates
  • total 120 min. individual lessons with piano for each candidate
  • total 150 min. with orchestra (approximately 25 min. a day, 6 days of orchestra rehearsals) + two dress rehearsals and two concerts for each candidate
  • all participants will be performing at the Final Opera Gala in Prague, but also in one of the previous concerts in either Teplice or Jablonec nad Nisou with varying programme repertoire.
  • Beethoven award including a concert commitment with the North Czech Philharmonic in the 2017/2018 season with possibilities for other conducting opportunities
  • a professional DVD recording of all three finale concerts will be provided for each participant
  • tuition fee:
    • active 1990 EUR (2220 USD), the accommodation included
    • passive 490 EUR (550 USD), without the accommodation
    • application fee 30 EUR (35 USD) for active participants only (non-refundable)
    The application payment will be reduced from the tuition fee in the case of a successful application.
  • deadline for the application: 31. 3. 2017

PROGRAMME

I. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Le nozze di Figaro

  • 1. Overture
  • Act I
  • 2. No. 1 Duettino (Susanna, Figaro)
  • 3. No. 4 Aria (Bartolo)
  • 4. No. 5 Duettino (Susanna, Marcellina)
  • 5. No. 6 Aria (Cherubino)
  • 6. No. 7 Terzetto (Susanna, Basilio, Il Conte)
  • Act II
  • 7. No. 10 Cavatina (La Contessa)
  • 8. No. 13 Terzetto (Susanna, La Contessa, Il Conte)
  • 9. No. 15 Finale, Scena XII (Allegro assai)
  • Act III
  • 10. No. 16 Duettino (Susanna, Il Conte)
  • 11. No. 17 Recitativo ed Aria (Il Conte)
  • 12. No. 19 Recitativo ed Aria (La Contessa)
  • 13. No. 20 Duettino (Susanna, La Contessa)
  • Act IV
  • 14. No. 23 Cavatina (Barbarina)
  • 15. No. 24 Aria (Marcellina)
  • 16. No. 25 Aria (Basilio)
  • 17. No. 26 Recitativo ed Aria (Figaro)
  • 18. No. 27 Recitativo ed Aria (Susanna)
  • 19. No. 28 Finale, Scena ultima (Allegro assai)

II. Bedřich Smetana:
Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)

  • 1. Overture
  • Act I
  • 2. Scene II, Recitativ – Aria – Recitativ - Duetto (Mařenka, Jeník)
  • 3. Scene III (Ludmila, Krušina, Kecal), the first music number only
  • 4. Scene IV, Quartetto (Mařenka, Ludmila, Krušina, Kecal), the first music number only
  • Act II
  • 5. Scene II, Aria (Vašek)
  • 6. Scene III, Recitativ ed Duetto (Mařenka, Vašek)
  • 7. Scene IV, Recitativ ed Duetto (Jeník, Kecal), without the last recitativo (Odřekneš li se Mařenky….)
  • 8. Scene V, Aria (Jeník)
  • Act III
  • 9. Scene II, Recitativ (Esmeralda, Vašek, Proncipál, Indián) ed Duettino (Esmeralda, Principál)
  • 10. Scene III, Quartetto (Háta, Vašek, Mícha, Kecal)
  • 11. Scene IV (Mařenka, Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Mícha, Kecal)
  • 12. Scene V (Mařenka, Ludmila, Háta, Vašek, Krušina, Mícha, Kecal)
  • 13. Scene VI Aria (Mařenka)
  • 14. Scene VII (Mařenka, Jeník)

III. Selection of arias and ensembles for Vocal Masterclass and the Final Opera Gala in Prague.

SCHEDULE

July 2017

  1. arrival in Prague
  2. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
    rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Baxa, Isaac, Kaupová
  3. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
    rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Baxa, Isaac, Kaupová
  4. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
    rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Baxa, Isaac, Kaupová

August 2017

  1. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová, Baxa
    - after the afternoon rehearsal transportation to the accommodation in Teplice
  2. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  3. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  1. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  2. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  3. Day off
  4. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    - possibility of additional rehearsals with piano per availability /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  5. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    - possibility of additional rehearsals with piano per availabilty /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  6. 10:00 dress rehearsal
    19:00 concert Teplice Theater
  7. 10:00 dress rehearsal
    19:00 concert Jablonec nad Nisou Theater
  8. 10:00 dress rehearsal
    20:00 concert Prague, Smetana Hall in the Municipal House

CONDITIONS

  • Each candidate has to prepare one opera in its entirety (the numbers written on the website), or to make a selection of at least 6 numbers from both operas.
  • The selections have to include:
    B. Smetana: The Bartered Bride
    Act I, Scene III (Ludmila, Krušina, Kecal), the first music number only
    or Act II, Scene III, Recitativ ed Duetto (Mařenka, Vašek)
    or Act III, Scene VII (Mařenka, Jeník)
    W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
    Act II, No. 13 Terzetto (Susanna, La Contessa, Il Conte)
    or Act III, No. 17 Recitativo ed Aria (Il Conte)
    or Act IV, No. 26 Recitativo ed Aria (Figaro)
  • the programme of concerts in Teplice and Jablonec nad Nisou will be set up from the announced programme of the masterclass (Le nozze di Figaro, The Bartered Bride).
  • the programme of the Final Opera Gala in Prague will be set up from the most attractive arias and ensembles of the worldwide operatic repertoire. Each candidate will be informed of the Final Opera Gala repertoire that will be rehearsed/conducted no later than July 1st 2017.

Competition

The Beethoven Award Prague will be granted to the best of the participating conductor based upon the decision of a renowned jury after the second concert. The award winner will be invited to participate in the 2017/18 season to conduct a concert with the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice and possibly other conducting engagements in opera houses in the Czech Republic.

APPLICATION

When applying for the workshop, candidates are requested to send the application form including a video recording (minimum length 10 minutes) of themselves conducting a concert or opera - both rehearsal or performance videos are acceptable.

  • either by E-mail: info@musicacademy.cz
  • or Mail to the postal address:

    EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY in Teplice
    Dvořákova 12
    400 01 Ústí nad Labem
    Czech Republic

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
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TUITION FEES

  • active 1990 EUR (2220 USD), the accommodation included
  • passive 490 EUR (550 USD), without the accommodation
  • application fee 30 EUR (35 USD) for active participants only (non-refundable)
  • The application payment will be reduced from the tuition fee in the case of successful application.

  • deadline for the application: 31. 3. 2017

The amount covers the tuition fee for the masterclass, all transportation during official dates of the Masterclass, including the accommodation (not for the passive participants). Travel costs before and after the Masterclass and health insurance are NOT included.


All payments should be transferred to the following bank account:

EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY s.r.o.
náměstí Osvoboditelů 1366/5
153 00 Praha 5 - Radotín
IC: 04649516
Raiffeisen BANK
Pařížská 20
400 01 Ústí nad Labem
IBAN: CZ3055 0000 0000 9094 9160 01
SWIFT: RZBCCZPP

DEADLINES

  • application form and recordings must be sent not later than March 31, 2017
  • the candidates will be informed of admittance no later than April 15, 2017
  • the deadline for payment of 50 percent of tuition is April 30, 2017
  • the deadline for payment of full tuition is June 15, 2017

ACCOMMODATIONS

Prague:

Accommodation is provided at the AMU Hotel just a few minutes walk from the main building, Liechtenstein palace of the Music and Dance faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The academy is situated in the historical centre of Prague, in the very well-known Lesser Town. You can easily walk to the most famous places such as; Prague castle, Charles Bridge or Petřín Tower.

Each room will accommodate two guests and has the usual facilities such as; a shower, toilet, TV, as well as a refrigerator.

Address: Tržište 18, 118 00 Praha 1
Location: Trams No. 12, 15, 20, 22, “Malostranské náměstí” station, one stop from Metro line A “Malostranská” station.

Teplice:

Accommodation is provided at the Sport Hotel (Sportovní hala Teplice). It is located in a quiet part of the town, with no traffic or nightlife disturbances, but still in close proximity of the city centre. The large parking lot is camera-monitored day and night. Each room will accommodate two guests, has the usual facilities such as; a shower, toilet and TV (breakfast is included).

Address: Na Stínadlech 3280, 415 01 Teplice
Website: http://www.hotel-sht.cz/en_US/

Note: we are able to provide individual accommodation based on personal preference. A charge for single rooms will be incurred.

BASIC INFO

  • between July 29 - August 11 (arrival July 28, departure August 12)
  • total 240 min. individual lessons for each candidate
  • rehearsals with the orchestra (according to the schedule)
  • two dress rehearsals and two concerts for each candidate
  • all participants will be performing at the Final Opera Gala in Prague, and also in one of the previous concerts in either Teplice or Jablonec nad Nisou with different programmes
  • Beethoven award including a concert commitment with the North Czech Philharmonic in the 2017/2018 season and possibility of other professional opportunities
  • a professional DVD recording of all three finale concerts will be provided for each participant
  • tuition fee:
    • active 1490 EUR (1660 USD), the accommodation included
    • passive 490 EUR (550 USD), without the accommodation
    • application fee 30 EUR (35 USD) for active participants only (non-refundable)
    The application payment will be reduced from the tuition fee in the case of a successful application.
  • deadline for the application: 31. 3. 2017

PROGRAMME

I. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Le nozze di Figaro

  • 1. Overture
  • Act I
  • 2. No. 1 Duettino (Susanna, Figaro)
  • 3. No. 4 Aria (Bartolo)
  • 4. No. 5 Duettino (Susanna, Marcellina)
  • 5. No. 6 Aria (Cherubino)
  • 6. No. 7 Terzetto (Susanna, Basilio, Il Conte)
  • Act II
  • 7. No. 10 Cavatina (La Contessa)
  • 8. No. 13 Terzetto (Susanna, La Contessa, Il Conte)
  • 9. No. 15 Finale, Scena XII (Allegro assai)
  • Act III
  • 10. No. 16 Duettino (Susanna, Il Conte)
  • 11. No. 17 Recitativo ed Aria (Il Conte)
  • 12. No. 19 Recitativo ed Aria (La Contessa)
  • 13. No. 20 Duettino (Susanna, La Contessa)
  • Act IV
  • 14. No. 23 Cavatina (Barbarina)
  • 15. No. 24 Aria (Marcellina)
  • 16. No. 25 Aria (Basilio)
  • 17. No. 26 Recitativo ed Aria (Figaro)
  • 18. No. 27 Recitativo ed Aria (Susanna)
  • 19. No. 28 Finale, Scena ultima (Allegro assai)

II. Bedřich Smetana:
Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)

  • 1. Overture
  • Act I
  • 2. Scene II, Recitativ – Aria – Recitativ - Duetto (Mařenka, Jeník)
  • 3. Scene III (Ludmila, Krušina, Kecal), the first music number only
  • 4. Scene IV, Quartetto (Mařenka, Ludmila, Krušina, Kecal), the first music number only
  • Act II
  • 5. Scene II, Aria (Vašek)
  • 6. Scene III, Recitativ ed Duetto (Mařenka, Vašek)
  • 7. Scene IV, Recitativ ed Duetto (Jeník, Kecal), without the last recitativo (Odřekneš li se Mařenky….)
  • 8. Scene V, Aria (Jeník)
  • Act III
  • 9. Scene II, Recitativ (Esmeralda, Vašek, Proncipál, Indián) ed Duettino (Esmeralda, Principál)
  • 10. Scene III, Quartetto (Háta, Vašek, Mícha, Kecal)
  • 11. Scene IV (Mařenka, Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Mícha, Kecal)
  • 12. Scene V (Mařenka, Ludmila, Háta, Vašek, Krušina, Mícha, Kecal)
  • 13. Scene VI Aria (Mařenka)
  • 14. Scene VII (Mařenka, Jeník)

III. Selection of arias and ensembles for Vocal Masterclass and the Final Opera Gala in Prague.

Recommended repertoire: G. Rossini. Il barbiere di Siviglia / G. Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / G. Bizet: Carmen / G. Puccini: La Bohème / W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte / A. Dvořák: Rusalka / L. Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen , Jenůfa, Kátja Kabanová

SCHEDULE

July 2017

  1. arrival in Prague
  2. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
    rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Baxa, Isaac, Kaupová
  3. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
    rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Baxa, Isaac, Kaupová
  4. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
    rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Baxa, Isaac, Kaupová

August 2017

  1. 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová, Baxa
    - after the afternoon rehearsal transportation to the accommodation in Teplice
  2. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  3. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  1. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  2. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    10:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30 rehearsals with piano /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  3. Day off
  4. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    - possibility of additional rehearsals with piano per availability /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  5. 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 rehearsals with orchestra /Lecturer: Baxa
    - possibility of additional rehearsals with piano per availabilty /Lecturers: Isaac, Kaupová
  6. 10:00 dress rehearsal
    19:00 concert Teplice Theater
  7. 10:00 dress rehearsal
    19:00 concert Jablonec nad Nisou Theater
  8. 10:00 dress rehearsal
    20:00 concert Prague, Smetana Hall in the Municipal House

CONDITIONS

  • each candidate is requested to select one role as the main interest and a second role as understudy if possible
  • the main role will be studied in its entirety, the second role only according to the set programme with the orchestra
  • additionally there is a possibility to study your own personal repertoire during the Vocal Masterclass
  • all repertoire will be performed in the original language
  • the programme of concerts in Teplice and Jablonec nad Nisou will be set up from the announced programme of the masterclass (Le nozze di Figaro, The Bartered Bride).
  • the programme of the Final Opera Gala in Prague will include the programme of the masterclass and/or the additional individual repertoire selections.
  • Note: applicants may select more than two roles on their application. Specific repertoire (singing and covering) offered to each participant will be announced after a successful audition.

Competition

The Beethoven Award Prague will be granted to the best of the participating singers based upon the decision of a renowned jury after the second concert. The award recipients will be invited for the 2017/18 season to sing a concert with the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice and possibly other engagements in opera houses in the Czech Republic.

APPLICATION

When applying for the workshop, candidates are requested to send the application form including a video recording (minimum length 10 minutes) of themselves singing in performances or rehearsals.

  • either by E-mail: info@musicacademy.cz
  • or Mail to the postal address:

    EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY in Teplice
    Dvořákova 12
    400 01 Ústí nad Labem
    Czech Republic

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
(right click mouse and save target as)

TUITION FEES

  • active 1490 EUR (1660 USD), the accommodation included
  • passive 490 EUR (550 USD), without the accommodation
  • application fee 30 EUR (35 USD) for active participants only (non-refundable)
    The application payment will be reduced from the tuition fee in the case of successful application.
  • - deadline for the application: 31. 3. 2017

The amount covers the tuition fee for the masterclass, all transportation during official dates of the Masterclass, including the accommodation (not for the passive participants). Travel costs before and after the Masterclass and health insurance are NOT included.


All payments should be transferred to the following bank account:

EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY s.r.o.
náměstí Osvoboditelů 1366/5
153 00 Praha 5 - Radotín
IC: 04649516
Raiffeisen BANK
Pařížská 20
400 01 Ústí nad Labem
IBAN: CZ3055 0000 0000 9094 9160 01
SWIFT: RZBCCZPP

DEADLINES

  • application form and recordings must be sent not later than March 31, 2017
  • the candidates will be informed about admittance no later than April 15, 2017
  • the deadline for payment of 50 percent of tuition is April 30, 2017
  • the deadline for payment of full tuition is June 15, 2017

ACCOMMODATIONS

Prague:

Accommodation is provided at the AMU Hotel just a few minutes walk from the main building, Liechtenstein palace of the Music and Dance faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The academy is situated in the historical centre of Prague, in the very well-known Lesser Town. You can easily walk to the most famous places such as; Prague castle, Charles Bridge or Petřín Tower.

Each room will accommodate two guests and has the usual facilities such as; a shower, toilet, TV, as well as a refrigerator.

Address: Tržište 18, 118 00 Praha 1
Location: Trams No. 12, 15, 20, 22, “Malostranské náměstí” station, one stop from Metro line A “Malostranská” station.

Teplice:

Accommodation is provided at the Sport Hotel (Sportovní hala Teplice). It is located in a quiet part of the town, with no traffic or nightlife disturbances, but still in close proximity of the city centre. The large parking lot is camera-monitored day and night. Each room will accommodate two guests, has the usual facilities such as; a shower, toilet and TV (breakfast is included).

Address: Na Stínadlech 3280, 415 01 Teplice
Website: http://www.hotel-sht.cz/en_US/

Note: we are able to provide individual accommodation based on personal preference. A charge for single rooms will be incurred.

We are pleased to introduce the winners
of the Beethoven Award Prague 2016:



Arda Doğan - tenore

Chihiro Yazaki - soprano

Željko Andrić - baritono

Zhuorui Deng - conductor

The President of the EMA prize winners:


Anastasia Zaytseva - soprano

Robert Bartneck - tenore

Michal Marhold - basso

Anton Legkii - conductor
Previous
years

2016 PHOTO
PROGRAMME
2015 PHOTO
PROGRAMME
2014 PHOTO
PROGRAMME
2013 PHOTO
PROGRAMME
2012 PHOTO
PROGRAMME
VIDEO

realized programme from 2016:

22. 7. 19:00 Teplice Theatre

Program: W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Directed by Martin Otava
Soloists and chorus of the European Academy of Music in Teplice
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra EMA

23. 7. 19:00 Teplice Theatre

Program: W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Directed by Martin Otava
Soloists and chorus of the European Academy of Music in Teplice
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra EMA

24. 7. 20:00 Dečín Castle (open - air)

Program: W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Directed by Martin Otava
Soloists and chorus of the European Academy of Music in Teplice
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra EMA

25. 7. 19:00 House of Culture Karlov, Benešov

Program: W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Directed by Martin Otava
Soloists and chorus of the European Academy of Music in Teplice
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra EMA

26. 7. 19:00 Teplice Theatre

Program: W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Directed by Martin Otava
Soloists and chorus of the European Academy of Music in Teplice
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra EMA

27. 7. 19:00 Jablonec nad Nisou Theatre

Program: W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Directed by Martin Otava
Soloists and chorus of the European Academy of Music in Teplice
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra EMA

28. 7. 19:00 Teplice Theatre

Program: W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Directed by Martin Otava
Soloists and chorus of the European Academy of Music in Teplice
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra EMA

3 x Mozart & Da Ponte

International Conducting / Vocal Masterclass & Competition from 29.7. till 13.8.

11.8. 19:00 Theater, Teplice

Programme: Don Giovanni – Le nozze di Figaro – Cosi fan tutte
Orchestra: North Czech Philharmonic Teplice
Lecturer: Wolfgang Scheidt

12.8. 19:00 Theater, Jablonec nad Nisou

Programme: Don Giovanni – Le nozze di Figaro – Cosi fan tutte
Orchestra: North Czech Philharmonic Teplice
Lecturer: Wolfgang Scheidt

13.8. 20:00 Smetana Hall, the Municipal House, Prague

Programme: Don Giovanni – Le nozze di Figaro – Cosi fan tutte
Orchestra: North Czech Philharmonic Teplice
Lecturer: Wolfgang Scheidt

realized programme from 2015:

17. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Jonathan Girard
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

19. 7. 20:00 Děčín Castle (open-air)

Program: W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Jonathan Girard
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

22. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Jonathan Girard
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

23. 7. 19:00 The City Theatre Jablonec nad Nisou

Program: W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Jonathan Girard
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

24. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: G. Verdi: La Traviata
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Georg Köhler (Act I), Nuno Coelho (Act II), Jonas Ehrler (Act III)
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

26. 7. 17:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: G. Verdi: La Traviata
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

28. 7. 19:00 The City Theatre Jablonec nad Nisou

Program: G. Verdi: La Traviata
UBC opera ensemble
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

29. 7. 20:30 Konopiště Castle (open-air)

Program: G. Verdi: La Traviata
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

30. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: G. Verdi: La Traviata
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

The program has been created in co-operation with the opera departments of the University of British Columbia, the University of North Florida and the conducting department of Zürcher Hoschule der Künste.

realized programme from 2014:

17. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: B. Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)
UBC opera ensemble
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Dominic Limburg (Act I.), Corinna Niemeyer (Act II.), Raphael Honegger (Act III.)
Stage director: Josef Novák

20. 7. 20:00 Děčín Castle (open-air)

Program: B. Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)
UBC opera ensemble
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Josef Novák

22. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: B. Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)
UBC opera ensemble
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Josef Novák

23. 7. 19:00 The City Theatre Jablonec nad Nisou

Program: B. Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)
UBC opera ensemble
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Josef Novák

24. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: B. Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)
UBC opera ensemble
Brixi Chamber Ensemble Teplice
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Josef Novák

The program was created in co-operation with the opera department of the University of British Columbia and the conducting department of Zürcher Hoschule der Künste.

realized programme from 2013:

12. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: L.Janáček: Příběhy lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen)
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Josef Novák

14. 7. 17:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: L.Janáček: Příběhy lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen)
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Marek Šedivý
Stage director: Josef Novák

16. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: L.Janáček: Příběhy lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen)
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Josef Novák

18. 7. 19:00 The Culture House, City Benešov

Program: L.Janáček: Příběhy lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen)
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Josef Novák

21. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: G.Bizet: Carmen
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Leslie Dala
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

22. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: G.Bizet: Carmen
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Chin Chao Lin
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

23. 7. 19:00 The City Theatre Jablonec nad Nisou

Program: G.Bizet: Carmen
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Leslie Dala
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

24. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: G.Bizet: Carmen
UBC & UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Leslie Dala
Stage director: Nancy Hermiston

19. 7. - 22. 7. Vocal-opera workshop

Lectures: Olivera Miljakovic, Jan Vacík

12. 8. -19. 8. International conducting master-class 2013

Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Lecture: Norbert Baxa
Program: G.Verdi: La forza del destino (prelude)
A. Dvořák: Symphony no.8 in G major op.88
R.Wagner: Lohengrin, prelude to act III
P. I. Tschaikovsky: Symphony no.5, in E minor op.64
R. Wagner: Siegried-Idyll

10. 8. 19:00 Garden House Teplice

Program:
G.Verdi: La forza del destino (prelude), A. Dvořák: Symphony no.8 in G major op.88
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductors: Mark Bartley, František Macek, Nicholas Belasco

11. 8. 19:00 Garden House Teplice

Program:
R.Wagner: Lohengrin, prelude to act III, P. I. Tschaikovsky: Symphony no.5, in E minor op.64
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductors: Nicholas Belasco, Mark Bartley, Radek Šalša

realized programme from 2012:

22. 7. 19:00 Garden House Teplice

Program: W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, excerpts
L. van Beethoven: Symphony no. 6, op. 68 „The Pastoral“
Soloists: participants of the International opera-workshop
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa

24. 7. 19:30 The City Theatre Karlovy Vary

Program: W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
UBC&UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Robert Kružík
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

25. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
UBC&UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductors: Marku Laakso, Wendell Kettle
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

26. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
UBC&UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

29. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
UBC&UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

30. 7. 19:00 Krušnohorské Theatre Teplice

Program: W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
UBC&UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

31. 7. 12:00 Castle park Konopiště

Program: W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
UBC&UNF opera ensembles
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Norbert Baxa
Stage director: Krzysztof Biernacki

12. 8. -19. 8. International conducting master-class 2012

Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Lecture: Prof.Johannes Schlaefli
Program: B. Smetana: Šárka (My Country)
A. Dvořák: Symphony no. 9, “From the New World”
A. Bruckner: Symphony no. 4 “Romantic” (1. movement)
P. I. Tschaikovsky: Symphony no. 6, “Pathétique“
Small Ensemble: R. Wagner: Siegried-Idyll, G. Mahler: Symphony no. 1 (1stMovement)

18. 8. 19:00 Garden House Teplice

Program: B. Smetana: Šárka
A. Dvořák: Symphony no. 9, “From the New World”
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductors: Gregor Mayrhofer, Mino Marani, Charlotte Politi, Denis Laile, Panajotis Pratsos

19. 8. 19:00 Culture House Teplice

Program: A. Bruckner: Symphony no. 4 “Romantic” (1. movement)
P. I. Tschaikovsky: Symphony no. 6, “Pathétique“
Orchestra: The North Czech Philharmonic
Conductors: Francisco Valero-Terribas, Philippe Ménard, Jonas Ehrler, Yunn-Shan Ma, Michiel van Vliet

24. 8. -31. 8. International opera&ballet conducting workshop 2012

Ensemble: The North Czech Opera and Ballet Ensemble in Usti nad Labem
Lecture: Norbert Baxa
Program: E. Berlioz: Le Carnaval Romain, overture op. 9
E. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
R. Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci

31. 8. 19:00 Theatre Ústí nad Labem

Program: E. Berlioz: Le Carnaval Romain, overture op. 9
E. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
R. Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
Ensemble: The North Czech Opera and Ballet Ensemble in Ústi nad Labem
Conductors: Marek Šedivý, Alejandro Jassan, Nicholas Belasco, František Macek, Lukáš Kovařík
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