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The August 17-23 intensive Opera masterclass for Conductors and Singers with Maestro Martin Sieghart icon link and Ingrid Habermann icon link will be held in North Bohemian Theatre in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.


Symphony No. 36 in C major; K. 425 "Linz",
Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni & Così fan tutte - arias, recitatives and ensembles.
Main opera repertoire for the masterclass:
-Nozze di Figaro
Duetto Figaro-Susanna „- 'Cinque… dieci…“
Scena 5. Cherubino Recitativo e Aria „Non so..“
Cherubino "Voi che sapete" Nr. 7: Terzetto Conte, Susanna, Cherubino
2.Act: Aria Contessa: „Porgi amor“
-Don Giovanni-
Leporello, Commendatore Scene
Recitativo e Duetto Zerlina „Laci..“
Nr 9: Quartetto
Nr. 23 Recitativo e Rondo di Donna Anna - „Crudele...“
-Cosi fan Tutte
Nr. 4 Duetto „Ah, guardi..“
Act I - Recitativo. andate là, Che siete
Atto 2 - Duetto con coro „Secondate, aurette amiche..."
Conductors are expected to purchase and study their scores prior to the start of the masterclass. It is important that you listen to the pieces and prepare them as much as possible to gain the maximum benefits from the course.

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Each Active participant will be entitled to:

90 minutes podium time conducting the Orchestra and soloist
60 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions with the soloist
• we expect that all active participants will conduct in the dress rehearsal and final concert as well as attend all meetings and rehearsals.

Each Semi-active participant will be entitled to:

90 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions with Maestro and the soloist.
• attending all meetings, classes, rehearsals and the final concert as listeners

The application deadline: June 30, 2024. Conductors will be selected gradually until the deadline date.
There is no age limit for participation.
The Certificate of participation will be provided for all the participants who have completed this Masterclass.


The concert program will be divided among participants.
The final concert will be held on August 23, 2024.


17.08.2024 Saturday   - operatic scores study session, evening rehearsal with pianists
18.08.2024 Sunday   - rehearsals with pianists and soloists
19.08.2024 Monday   - rehearsals with pianists and soloists
20.08.2024 Thuesday   9.30-12.30 and 18:00 - 21:00 - rehearsals with the orchestra and soloists
21.08.2024 Wednesday   9.30-12.30 and 18:00 - 21:00 - rehearsals with the orchestra and soloists
22.08.2024 Thursday   9.30-12.30 and 18:00 - 21:00 - rehearsals with the orchestra and soloists
23.08.2024 Friday   10.00 main rehearsal, at 19.00- Mozart Opera Gala concert


All the sessions with the orchestra will be video taped with the camera in front of you, and each conductor will receive his/her videos via transfer link. Wish you grt your videos immediately, please, bring the memory card for copying.
Edited video from the concert will be ready in about one-two weeks after the workshop.


The course will be taught in English. Maestro Sieghart also speaks German, French, Italian, Dutch.


      Martin Sieghart is one of the most versatile musicians of his country. He is a conductor of worldwide demand, a teacher of many successful international students, a founder and music director of several festivals, a former longstanding principal cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, organist, repetiteur and has acted as an accompanist on the piano for his own Opera and Orchestral projects.

• Honorary Principal Conductor with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland) (since 2009)
• Chief conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland) (since 2003)
• Permanent quest conductor with New Japan Philharmonic and Brucknerhaus Orchestra Linz
• Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. (2000-2016)
• Artistic Director of the chamber orchestra "Spirit of Europe" (2005-2008)
• Founder & Artistic Director of the opera festival "Mozart in Reinsberg" (2002-2006)
• Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra (Israel) (since 2012)
• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Linz's opera (1992-2000)
• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz (1992)
• Co-founder of the "EntArteOpera" festival together with Susanne Thomasberger and Philipp Harnoncourt. (since 1997)
• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra ( 1990-1995)
Read more about Maestro Martin Sieghart icon link
The page on Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Sieghart
Visit official website: www.martin-sieghart.com

Masterclass fees

Active participant fee is € 1950.
For more options, please, contact the Masterclass manager.

Semi-active participant fee is € 600
Daily Visitors' (passive participation) fee is € 40
There is no registration/application fee.
Payment schedule
- 25 % of the participant fee has to be paid as a deposit via bank transfer upon the organizers` confirmation of your participation;
- The payment deadline for the full participation fee is 30 days before the beginning of the course.
The masterclass fee is 100 % refundable only in case of cancellation or postponing of the masterclass by the organizer.
For an individual payment plan or more options, please contact the workshop manager icon link

Transportation & Accommodation

The entire course will take place at the North Bohemian Theatre in Ústí nad Labem. icon link
Address: Lidické náměstí 10, Ústí nad Labem, 400 01, Czech Republic
Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the masterclass fee, must be covered by each participant.
Ústí nad Labem is the town between Prague and Dresden. Travel from both destinations by a train or a bus will take you about one hour.


The Orchestra of the North Bohemian Theater
performs in all productions that are in the theater's repertoire. The cast of 41 members interprets even the most demanding works of Czech and world opera, operetta and ballet literature. His regular concert activity is also significant. The orchestra's repertoire includes, among others, Smetana's My Homeland, Dvořák's New World Symphony and Slavic Dances, Tchaikovsky's Pathetic Symphony and Festive Overture 1812, Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 4, Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition and Franz Liszt's Les Préludes. Every year we also prepare a traditional Christmas concert for you, the obligatory part of which is always the Czech Christmas Mass by Jan Jakub Ryba, concerts of operetta melodies and new opera talents are also popular.
The NBOB orchestra invites top soloists to collaborate. He accompanied Ivan Ženáty in Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A minor, Igor Ardashev in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B minor, and studied Janáček's Taras Bulba with the organist Aleš Bárta. Together with an opera choir and soloists, he performs vocal-instrumental works such as Dvořák's Stabat Mater and Mozart's, Verdi's and Dvořák's Requiem

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Masterclasses for conductors with a full-size orchestra.

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