Prof. Dr. Dorothy Eschweiler –Maddison, James Madison Universität Harrisonburg – Projektleiterin

JMU’s German Opera Experience



Program Description

This program was formally known as Opera, Lieder, Language and Culture of Germany: Summer Music Program for Singers, Pianists, and Conductors

Approximately 44 Students will be selected by audition to come to Germany and perform as soloists, repetiteurs, conductors, understudies and chorus in works below. Opportunities are also available for student instrumentalists and students interested in theater administration and technical production. Rehearsals will begin during the first week of June. The course includes 60 hours of Conversational German and a three week seminar on Johannes Brahms with collaborative pianists Eckart Sellheim (ASU) Gabriel Dobner (JMU) and Mark Carver (CMU).


Students enrolled in Session One will have the following opportunities:

-Arias and Scenes in the Bergstadtfest concert with the Middle-Saxony Orchestra.

-Chorus in the Middle-Saxony Opera’s mainstage production Der Vogelhandler on the Kriebstein Outdoor Lake theater.

-Roles in student productions (depending on voice types enrolled)

Zehn Mädchen und Kein Man (Franz von Suppé)

Gianni Schicchi (Giacomo Puccini)

Suor Angelica (Giacomo Puccini)