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International Opera Masterclass 2024


17 - 23 August 2024

This intensive summer training course is aimed to improve the vocal technique of participants and provide them with highly professional advice in interpreting Mozart's opera pieces.
The main goal is to help opera singers with studying and recording the main arias, duets, and scenes of one or several operas selected from the masterclass repertoire list (see the masterclass repertoire below).
The course is intended for professional opera singers, students of musical colleges and academies, as well as for high-level non-professional singers wishing to strengthen their skills in the opera repertoire.
Participants will work with leading opera singer Ingrid Habermann (Austria), conductor Maestro Martin Sieghart (Austria), the pianist and operatic coach of the National Theater Brno - Kostiantin Tyshko (the Czech Republic / Ukraine).
The course offers individual interpretation lessons, rehearsals with the orchestra as well as interactive talks on choosing repertoires, conductor-singer communication and common singers' mistakes at auditions. Participants are welcome to attend all the lessons and rehearsals. All the participants will have recorded selected pieces for your portfolio in rehearsals with the orchestra.
The best singers will have the opportunity to demonstrate their enhanced skills at the final Opera Gala concert with the orchestra of the North Bohemian Theatre.
Voice and interpretation lessons will be focused on enhancing voice stability in higher registers, vibrato, quality legato, and correct breathing to optimize the resonance. Special attention will be paid to controlling muscular activity in a balanced breathing process. Tutors will work on improving singer's pronunciation, expression of music phrases, appropriate style interpretation and expressive artistic gestures.
A complete analysis of works and comprehensive approach to your singing act will guarantee a successful path to singer's auditions and future performances!
Tutors answer the main question HOW to achieve the best result!

All orchestra rehearsals and concerts will be video recorded and participants will receive edited videos via online transfer two weeks after the masterclass ends. Unedited videos will be available immediately and can be copied onto your USB memory stick or the memory card.
A certificate of participation will be issued to all participants who have completed this master class.
We welcome applicants aged 18 or over. Selected singers from the Online audition will be invited to join us as Active participants.



Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni & Così fan tutte - arias, recitatives and ensembles.
Please, write the selected pieces from operas above in your application.
Semi-active participants can select any repertoire.
Notice please, that semi-active singers should bring the piano part with them.


There is no registration or application fee.
Active ans Semi-active participation is available for singers.
Active singers will be involved in
• 180 minutes in voice and interpretation individual lessons with Ingrid Habermann and the collaborative pianist,
• 45 minutes working with Maestro Martin Sieghart in piano sessions.
• 45 minutes in video-taped rehearsals with the orchestra.
• All the selected singers and recommended by Maestro Sieghart and Ingrid Habermann are expected to take part in the final Opera Gala concert.
• video recordings of all orchestra rehearsals as well as the final concert is included in the masterclass fee.
• All masterclass lessons are open to participants.

Semi-active singers will get:
• 180 minutes voice and interpretation lessons with Ingrid Habermann,
• 45 minutes coachíng session with Kostiantyn Tyshko.
• attending all the rehearsals and the concert as a listener...

Please email the Masterclass Manager regarding Semi-active and Active Participant fee.
Daily visitor's fee is 40 EUR.

Please, contact the masterclass manager for the schedule.

Payment schedule:
- 30 % of the participant fee has to be paid upon the confirmation of your participation. Participants cover all the associated banking transfer costs.
- the rest of the fee has to be paid via bank transfer one month before the master class at the latest.
The deposit is 100% refundable in case of cancellation of the masterclass by the organizer.


The Final concert takes place at the North Bohemian Theater on August 23 at 19.00.

Opera singers


The course will be taught in English. Our tutors will provide additional explanations in German, French, Italian, Czech and Russian.


Ingrid Habermann

Voice lessons & interpretation

Trained at the Mozarteum Salzburg, Ingrid Habermann was a long-term leading soprano at the Landestheater Linz and Stadttheater Bern. Implementation of Belcanto style in charming and charismatic artistic roles is an extremely difficult challenge for young artists, and she willingly shares her knowledge with the young generation.


Martin Sieghart


Austria’s Martin Sieghart is recognized as one of his country’s most versatile musicians. In addition to his lifelong experience as a conductor from all over the world, he is also a teacher of many successful international students. Martin is the founder and director of several festivals, a former longtime cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and an organist. Maestro teaches critical aspects of conducting, studying the score, musical analysis, conducting technique and principals of working with singers.

Kostiantyn Tyshko

Collaborative pianist & coach
(Czech, Russian languages)

Kostiantyn Tyshko works at the National Opera Theater Brno as an assistant conductor and pianist, he is a main pianist of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts. He regularly records with the Czech National Radio and cooperates with ProArt and ICM Concert Agencies. As a soloist, he performed with Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, “Chordata Brno” orchestra and others, has performed in Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.


Orchestra singing

performs in all productions that are in the theater's repertoire. The ensemble of 41 members interprets even the most demanding works of Czech and world opera, operetta and ballet literature. Its 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


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.


Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the participants.
Feel free to stay in any hotel in Ústí nad Labem
The Interhotel Bohemia is available for participants.


Please, email the masterclass manager for more information:
Phone number: +420 608 917 903


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Alexander Polyanichko
Lior Shambadal
Alim Shakh
Martin Sieghart

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