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upcoming workshops

and masterclasses

in Zürich:


next AUDITION Masterclass with Vera Wenkert:

February 9th 2019: 10am - 3pm

In this workshop I give you many tools and artistic craft how to pass an audition with joy, self confidence and artistry.

The main focus will be on your audition repertoire. Together, with a professional pianist, we will work on skills you need to pass an audition successfully.

Fully booked


Reveal the Actor / Singer in you and be radiant on stage!
Masterclass February 13th to 16th 2019

In this Opera Theater Masterclass, you will improve your performance and skills. Whether you are preparing for an opera role or a recital or for upcoming auditions, you have the opportunity to actively build up steps towards a stage presence and develop your unique stage craft.
Together with my team of two professional pianists we will focus on acting and singing.

In order to work effectively and individually with every singer, the number of participants is limited to 8 active participants, no passive participation possible. Participants will get the opportunity to sing in a work-in-progress-concert for your relatives and acquaintances.

Fully booked


Masterclass with vera wenkert for young dramatic voices on German repertoire:

April 6th 2019, 10:30am - 3pm

This masterclass is limited to 7 active participants. - No passive participants.

Participants will enjoy a 4 hour intensive masterclass on German Dramatic Repertoire of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Each participant gets a 30 minutes working session with me and Ann Beckman on vocal technique, musical style and interpretation of her or his chosen arias. The music has to be known by heart.

Instructor, Vocal Technique, Style, Interpretation: Vera Wenkert, Dramatic Soprano, experienced in more than 30 dramatic major roles e.g. as: Senta, Elsa, Elisabeth, Venus, Sieglinde, Brünnhilde, Isolde, Ariadne etc. in various opera houses. Founder and head of Institut Stimmkunst

Accompanist: Ann Beckman, expert in R. Wagner and R. Strauss repertoire. Retired head of the music department in the Zurich opera. For many years solo accompanist at Salzburg Festival and still requested as a guest coach in major opera houses like La Scala / Milano, Hamburger Staatsoper, Moskau Bolschoi Theater...

Only 1 place left

Application must include a resume and an audio recording. Age limit: 40

Application dead line: March 5th 2019

Languages: Deutsch and English

For further information please write an email.


MASTErCLASS WITH PUBLIC CONCERT

IN THIS UNIQUE MASTERCLASS YOU GROW AND WORK THROUGH FOCUSED TRAINING AND ACTING SKILLS. YOU WILL WORK ON YOUR ARIAS AND ON DUETS AND ENSEMBLES. YOU WORK WITH MR. THOMAS BARTHEL, PROFESSIONALS MUSIC COACH AND CONDUCTOR FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OPERA STUDIO ZURICH AND WITH MRS. VERA WENKERT. ON JUNE 15TH 2019 YOU PERFORM ON A STAGED CONCERT.

June 11th to 15th 2019, 2pm - 8pm daily

Public concert: June 15th 2019 Fully booked


Bassi Brugnatelli Conducting and Singing Symposium in Italien

21. Juni - 2. Juli 2019

More information: www.bassibrugnatellisymposium.com

To get information about my offers there, please. write an email here.


Masterclass opera - “shine as a radiant singer & actor”, August 21-24

with vera wenkert and Thomas Barthel, Conductor and pianist opera Zurich; 5 hours daily

Languages: Deutsch and English

Max. 10 participants, no passive participants

Creating optimal stage energy - be anchored in your power as an artist:

In this intense masterclass, we work on the real deal to be successful on an opera stage or a concert stage. As you being part of the new singers generation we are passionate to help you with our experience and wisdom. We work on

  • a healthy vocal technique,

  • music interpretation

  • acting craft for singers

Dealing with the energetic process in the opera performance:

  • Structuring

  • Singing and linear action Dealing with the energetic process in a concert or recital

  • How to work with the material of the stage director and the demands of the conductor

  • The singer as explorer of his / her abilities to work his / her view and ideas of the character in the expectation of the stage director’s demands

Dramatic voices find solutions for the special needs of the dramatic repertoire and will get help in solving insecurities in possible vocal questions.

7 Places left

Costs: CHF 790,- for active participants. Registration by May 30th 2019, registration fee CHF 200,- (paid by May 30).

For further information please write an email.


Audition workshop with Vera Wenkert in Zürich: September 28th 2019; 10am - 2:45pm

In this workshop I give you many tools and artistic craft how to pass an audition with joy, self confidence and artistry. The main focus will be on your audition repertoire. Together, with a professional pianist, we will work on skills you need to pass an audition successfully.

I also will talk to you about general topics concerning how to present yourself in auditions, in dialogue with managers, with theaters. In this course, we prepare individual arias for every singer.

In order to work effectively and individually with every singer, I can accept only 8 singers in this workshop. These singers are the only participants, passive participation is not possible. Teaching languages: German and English.

Professional Pianist: N. N.

Price: The cost for a whole day workshop is CHF 250,-. In that price a CHF 100 registration fee (non refundable) is included that has to be paid latest 4 weeks in advance. This means registration fee latest by July 30th

For further information please write an email.


Audition workshop with vera wenkert, 2019 October 2 - 5 in Zürich

with public concert Oct. 5th at 7:30pm in Zürich

In this audition workshop you work on your audition arias or aria CDs for upcoming engagements. We also focus an vocal technique and interpretation and on the skill how to present yourself: Repertoire, biography, clothing, presenting yourself.

17 hours Course teaching:

Course schedule:

Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th: 1pm - 6pm

Saturday 5th: 11am - 1pm and public concert at 7:30pm

Languages: Deutsch and English

We also find answers to the question how to interpret and present a character on stage.

You will present yourself in a public concert with your arias and in duets.

Professional pianist: N.N.

Dramatic voices are welcome, we can train big chunks of the repertoire.

Price: Course fee CHF 590,-; Max. 10 active participants, no passive participation. Registration by August 1st 2019, non refundable registration fee: CHF 180,-

For further information please write an email.


Opera workshop “Shine up and sing”

with Vera Wenkert in Zürich, 2020 January 15 - 18

Success with individual artistry and authentic craft

Every singer nowadays doesn’t need just a secure vocal technique but also is expected to deliver authentic stage craft skills.
Singers with authentic appearance and a solid healthy vocal technique are winners. In this workshop you have the chance to develop your own authentic stage personality.

In this opera workshop participants hone their performance skills in audition and role interpretation. You prepare arias and scenes with purposeful focus on dramatic interpretation, musicianship and a healthy vocal approach.

Professional pianist: N.N.

Dramatic voices are welcome, we can train big chunks of the repertoire.

Price: Course fee CHF 650,-; Max. 8 active participants, no passive participation. Registration by November 1st 2019, non refundable registration fee: CHF 180,-

Languages: Deutsch and English

For further information please write an email.


Lessons in Neuchâtel

Vera Wenkert will also be giving private lessons in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

For dates and further information please write an email.


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