We have prepared a program with practical, personal feedback from agents, conductors and experienced opera singers.


The Studio Program, which is separate from the fully-staged operas, focuses on audition and aria preparation.

Thanks to our donors we can offer 100,000€ in scholarships towards tuition for admitted applicants who are in need. See scholarship application below.

€ 1450: Academy Program Tuition - professional training, artistic development and presentation.
€ 2950: Academy Singer Tuition - includes the rehearsals and performance of a fully staged opera.
€ 3200: Academy Singer Tuition plus Transport from the airport and back
In order to hold your spot at COA, all singers must pay a deposit of 750€ in advance. This deposit will go towards your tuition for COA.


Financial Aid is available for small amounts as well as a few number of full scholarships.
In order to apply for a scholarship, you must write a letter explaining your need and attach it to your application. In your letter, please tell us how much financial aid you are applying for. Also include other ways in which you plan to fundraise (concerts, gofundme, local scholarships, etc).

We award scholarships based on artistic abilities, financial need and casting needs for our operas. Therefore, popular roles are not likely to be awarded with scholarships. Our scholarships are available for all applicants, however, we especially would like tenors, baritones, and basses to apply.

TUITION FEE (700.00 euros) INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in Varaždin
  • On line preparation of roles with lecturers and director before the start of the academy
  • Individual vocal training
  • Role and repertoire trainings
  • Master classes
  • Audition workshops
  • Agent auditions with individualized feedback
  • Career counselling
  • Career and activity information workshops
  • Performance in the opera "Le Nozze di Figaro" on the stage of Croatian national theatre in Varaždin
  • Selected participants are guaranteed a performance at the Opera Gala Evening on the big stage of Villa Bedeković as part of Špancirfest 2022
  • Rehearsal rooms available 6 days a week


Applications exclusively via the application form (below)..

Application requirements:

  • Two video recordings of opera arias of your choice (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Videos don´t have to be professionally filmed.


Selected applicants will be invited to an online video interview. Invitations will be sent by email.


The selection of participants is done continuously. The time frame in which you can expect the results of your application varies. We appreciate your patience and are at your disposal for any inquiries and explanations.


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