The corona pandemic has made its mark early and with particular force in opera and the performing arts. The 12th Lotte Lehmann Summer Academy is still months away. As we proceed in our planning, the health and safety of our Akademie community is paramount. At this time we are confident that our program can take place as scheduled. This is a fluid situation and we will communicate our response as matters evolve. We have extended our application deadline to June 15 so as to make sure no singers interested lose out on the opportunity to apply. Applicants for scholarships are nevertheless advised to send their materials quickly. Stay healthy, safe and strong – we look forward to a wonderful Summer with you in Perleberg!
Angelo Raciti (Artistic Director)
The LOTTE LEHMANN ACADEMY is an intimate and intensive summer program preparing emerging opera singers for professional work in the world of opera.
The Akademie welcomes singers from all continents.
Experience the most intensive, individual and focused training for a successful career start in European theatres and the German repertoire system. Join a passionate community of mentors and peers sharing essential expertise, experience, support, and motivation for a lasting professional career in Opera.
The Lotte Lehmann Akademie trains the complete artist through a unique combination of one-on-one lessons with top-level singers, group and individual lessons in bodywork, language coaching and stagecraft, a dedicated Performance Enhancement workshop, auditions with extensive and constructive feedback by agents and casting directors from German theaters, seminars and roundtables on the German and European opera world, and regular German lessons tailored to participants’ specific needs and requests.
Alumni of the Lotte Lehmann Academy sing at important theaters, such as the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Staatstheaters Braunschweig, Cottbus, Darmstadt, the Oper Cologne, the Aalto Theater Essen, the city theaters Augsburg, Erfurt, Heidelberg, Mainz, St. Gallen, the Danish National Opera Aarhus, the Teatro Lirico Cagliari, the Lausanne Opera House, to cover contracts at the Metropolitan Opera New York.
The summer session of 2020 will take place from 2 - 23 August in Perleberg, the birthplace of the great soprano Lotte Lehmann.