Junges Ensemble

The Junges Ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden – Spring board to the Main Stage

Singing on the main stage of the Semperoper is a dream for many young and talented singers from all over the world. Since 2004 this dream has become reality for selected young vocalists of exceptional talent by participating in the Junges Ensemble of the Saxonian State Opera Dresden. For a minimum of one season, the Junges Ensemble offers aspiring operatic performers state-of-the art individual training, as well as the chance to perform roles in productions of the Junge Szene, concerts and projects of the Junges Ensemble, as well as small and medium roles in current  and repertoire productions on the main stage. The program also includes regular masterclasses, coachings, role preparation and German language classes if necessary. Past members value the direct exchange and intense collaboration with their colleagues of the State Opera’s ensemble during rehearsals and performances, as well as many encounters with international guest soloists of highest artistic level. In 2010 the Junges Ensemble has been recognized with a prize from the esteemed Foundation for the Support of the Semperoper.

Opera singer, category tenor for the »Junge Ensemble«

Opera singer, category tenor for the »Junge Ensemble«

Application Documents
Please send us a current CV, photo and list of repertoire, as well as a short audio sample (CD / DVD / mp3 / link) for August 2018 as of 31st march 2018. Unfortunately, we are unable to return your application documents. Please send your application to the following address:* 

Semperoper Dresden
Opera Administration 
c/o Annette Weber
Keyword: Junges Ensemble
Theaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden


Contact: Annette Weber, T + 49 (0) 351 4911 361

Application Details
Applications will be accepted from opera singers of all nationalities who are at the beginning of their professional careers. There is an age restriction of 30 years, and all applicants must have a basic working knowledge of the German language. The programme membership lasts two years. All members of the Junges Ensemble will receive a monthly allowance which is similar in amount to a basic stage contract.

The selection of new members for the Junges Ensemble programme is by audition, for which eligible singers will be invited in due course.** Audition requirements are four opera arias.

* A written application will not necessarily result in an invitation to audition. The Semperoper Dresden reserves the right to deny applications without supplying reasons. Applications sent via agencies will not be considered. 

** Foreign applicants will only be invited to audition when the necessary travel documentation (visa, residency / work permit) has been obtained. 

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