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Hello and welcome to the Opera Career Coach!

Mission statement

As a young opera singer, you have invested years in perfecting your vocal technique and building your repertoire. Now you are ready to take on the world!

But do you know about the business aspect of an opera career? How to find an agent or more importantly, how to tell if an agent is right for you, what qualities to look for? How to negotiate fees? Get good press? Find funding for your project? How to optimize your presentation, your web presence, what elements are important on your website?

What are other options for getting jobs are there? How to negotiate the best fee? How to give a good interview and many more aspects, including dealing with social media and best practices on various platforms.

If you are

  • in your last year of vocal studies at a conservatory, academy or music school
  • a recent graduate or
  • just starting out on your professional path as an opera singer

You have come to the right place!

We are here to provide you with

  • up-to-date
  • factual information
  • short and concise actionable steps
  • resources

to help you set out on your path to becoming an opera star or to find a fulfilling profession making use of your vocal studies or music degree. 

We pride ourselves on being objective as we are not associated with any institution or agency. We strive to give you realistic and objective information, continually active in checking the classical music and opera market. Since we are based in Berlin, Germany, our territory of expertise is Europe with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland our special focus.

Look around the site - you will find everything you need to do in order to present yourself in a professional manner. We want to help you realize your dream:

TO SING THE LIFE YOU LOVE

 

About

The site is managed by me, Zenaida des Aubris. What gives me the confidence that I can help you? I have over 30 years experience in the field of opera and classical music covering most aspects of working behind the scenes – from working in artistic administration (San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Palau de les Arts Valencia), managing two superstar artists (the opera stage director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and the conductor Lorin Maazel), running a boutique agency for opera singers, managing several major productions such as the legendary Turandot in the Forbidden City in China and the Rachlin and Friends Festival in Croatia, including all aspects of production, fundraising, marketing and sales campaigns.

After giving seminars to the finalists of the 2017 “Neue Stimmen” Competition, masterclasses in the United States, Estonia and elsewhere, the logical next step was to establish Opera Career Coach online and make my expertise and tools available to a much broader audience.

My team and I are here to give you - the young opera singer wanting to kickstart a successful career - the most objective advice and help with setting up your own and unique professional strategy in order to achieve your goals.

Sign up for the free newsletter or for the free 15-minute discovery call where we can already start to analyze your own situation. Soon, we will bring you an in-depth course where you will be able to learn how to find the life- work balance that is right for you, and how to position yourself successfully in order to accelerate your career in the highly competitive music field.

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