For the sixth successive year, talented young singers will get an opportunity to rehearse major roles and then perform on stage at the Kornmarkt Theater, as part of the Bregenz Festival's Opera Studio. International singers of the younger generation will thus be able to gather valuable theatrical experience – an important step in their professional development. In the coming summer they will perform Gioachino Rossini’s effervescent opera L’italiana in Algeri. But before stage rehearsals begin, the young singers will be able to deepen their musical knowledge and skills in a masterclass that once again – for the fifth time now – is conducted by the director Brigitte Fassbaender. For decades Brigitte Fassbaender was one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos in the world and sang at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Bayreuth Festival, the Bavarian State Opera, among other top venues. Few people know the challenges of the opera world as well as Brigitte Fassbaender does. When she retired from performing in 1995, she took up stage directing and from 1999 to 2012 worked as artistic director of the Tyrolean State Theatre in Innsbruck.
Soloists of the Bregenz Festival Opera Studio