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VOICE — Yamina Maamar, soprano (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover)

February 13 - February 17

Dramatic soprano Yamina Maamar has sung at most of the major German theaters including Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Hannover, Aalto Theater Essen, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Weimar, Lübeck, Schwerin, Heidelberg and Bremen, the Staatstheater Kassel, Nürnberg, Wiesbaden, Braunschweig, Mainz and Darmstadt. On the international stage she has sung in the U.S.A., France, South Korea, Scotland, Belgium (Zomeropera Alden Biesen) and Switzerland. In recent years, she made her debut with: Isolde, Aida, Adriana Lecouvreur, Kundry (Parsifal), Senta (The Flying Dutchman), Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Salome, Elisabeth (Don Carlos), Wozzeck – Marie, Ariane (Ariane et Barbe-Bleue ), Fidelio – Leonore, Manon Lescaut (Puccini), Katerina Ismailowa (Lady Macbeth from Mzensk) and Kaiserin (Frau ohne Schatten). In total, she has performed more than 80 roles. Yamina Maamar is currently singing ”Odabella“ (Attila, G. Verdi) at Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. Forthcoming engagements include ”Isolde” (MIR Gelsenkirchen), ”Vier letzte Lieder” (Strauss, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen), ”Lady Macbeth” (Verdi, Theater Hof) and „Ursula“ (Mathis
der Maler, Hindemith, MIR Gelsenkirchen). In 2007 she made her USA debut in the Avery-Fisher-Hall Lincoln Center in New York. It was her first collaboration with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra (”Grete” in ”Ferne Klang” by F. Schreker). In 2010, she was invited to sing the same role at the Sosnoff Theater in Bard in the United States, directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. Important stages in her concert career include the International Edinburgh Festival (including Wagner‘s ”Wesendonck-Lieder”), a tour of England and the Netherlands (orchestral songs, including ”Les nuits d‘été” by Berlioz), the Seoul Arts Center (Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony ), Berliner Dom (”Tove” in ”Gurre-Lieder”), the Herculessaal in Munich (”Isolde” in excerpts from ”Tristan and Isolde”), the ”Verdi-Requiem” with Enoch zu Guttenberg in the Speyer Cathedral, concerts in the main studio of the WDR in Cologne (including excerpts from ”Tannhäuser – Elisabeth” ) and recitals at the Apollosaal, Staatsoper Berlin as well as Kultursommer Nordhessen.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the afternoon (orientation and lesson)

Final Concert:

Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 18:00 in the salon of the Academy


Saturday, February 17, 2018, in the evening

The course is aimed at professionals, job seekers, vocal students, and otherwise advanced singers.

Active participation includes 90 minutes daily of instruction (30 for voice, 30 for coaching, 30 for rehearsing, and on the final day at least 30 for rehearsing, GP, and final concert).

Up to five practice rooms with pianos are provided.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Please prepare 3 pieces of your choice known by memory. You must communicate the selections at the latest two weeks before the beginning of the course.

Please send a hard copy of your repertoire after confirmation of your registration by 30.01.2018 to our pianist, Dr. Jia Jia (Buchenlochstr. 40 in 67663 Kaiserslautern).

The beautiful SG-IMFA villa on the bank of the Rhine river.
The beautiful SGIMFA villa on the bank of the Rhine river.

Students are hosted on a double-room basis in a beautiful, fully remodelled, 1892 villa on the bank of the Rhine river.

A kitchen for self-catering is provided!

For further impressions, please have a look online at our venue.

To sign up, you must either :
(a) be recommended by Ms Yamaar, or
(b) submit an unprocessed video (e.g., via a YouTube link).
In addition, you must complete the registration form online, submit it and pay the handling fee of € 40, -.

Registration deadline:



Active participation: € 495,-

Passive participation (full course): € 120,-

Passive participation (day ticket): € 35,-

Accommodation (compulsory) in a shared double-room, incl. breakfast and usage of the facilities: €134,- (possibly € 33,50 per additional day)

Accommodation (compulsory) in single room, incl. Breakfast and use of the rooms: € 240, – (if necessary per additional day 60,00 € more)


February 13
February 17
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