Opera Studio


The Staatsoper Stuttgart is one of the most important opera houses in Europe. An essential basis for the success is the ensemble of top-class singers, who are regularly invited to national and international guest performances whilst fully appreciating the Staatsoper as their artistic homeland.

In addition to supporting the singers’ steady professional progress, the Staatsoper Stuttgart has for many years focused on promoting the next generation of singers: The International Opera Studio Stuttgart offers a "trainee program" for singers who have completed their studies. Striking a healthy balance between performances on the big stage and master classes, coaching and special pedagogical supervision, the young singers are encouraged to broaden and develop their voices and artistic personalities. An ideal foundation for the Staatsoper Stuttgart to also guarantee the highest level of singing in the future.
We cordially invite you to join us in discovering these young voices and singer personalities during the course of this season: Aleksander Myrling from Norway, Jacobo Ochoa from Colombia, Itzeli Jáuregui and Alberto Robert from Mexico, Shannon Keegan and Joseph Tancredi from the USA, Alma Ruoqi Sun from China and Lucia Tumminelli from Italy. The opera studio is complemented by Shawn Chang on the piano.

The singers are given the opportunity to take their first formative career steps under the best conditions and under the patronage of chamber singers Catriona Smith and Diana Haller as well as in collaboration with the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts. Accompany our young singers on their way! Become a personal sponsor and/or supporter of the Staatsoper Stuttgart’s International Opera Studio!

We look forward to welcoming you!
With special thanks to

International Opera Studio 2024-25

Application deadline: September 30, 2024

We need the following materials from you:
  • 1-Page Curriculum vitae in table form as pdf file (including repertoire already sung, stage experience, links to professional website and or social media profiles)
  • Portrait - if not already integrated in the curriculum vitae (.jpg, .jpeg, .png)
  • Sound recordings of max. 3 arias (.mp3, .mp4, .wav, .awi, .webm) or Youtube Links in a pdf file

The following positions are open for application this year:
Audition: January 7/8/9, 2025
Audition: December 9/12, 2024
Audition: December 12, 2024 / January 7, 2025
Audition: November 28/29, 2024
Boris Ignatov
Deputy Direction
Keith Bernard Stonum
Head Coach
Vlad Iftinca
Solo Repetition
Shawn Chang
Ks. Catriona Smith
Ks. Diana Haller
Itzeli Jáuregui – mezzo-soprano
Shannon Keegan – mezzo-soprano
Aleksander Myrling – bass-baritone
Jacobo Ochoa – baritone
Alberto Robert – tenor
Alma Ruoqi Sun – soprano
Joseph Tancredi – tenor
Lucia Tumminelli – soprano