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Posted 09 June 2018 - 18:35

Have promised my daughter I will take her to Germany so she can look at some colleges for future consideration.

She enjoys singing lieder as well as Italian.

 

Does anybody know anything about studying Opera in another Country and which ones would be considered the best.

Obviously Germany is big and we would like to narrow the area in which we look so as to fit it all into a week.

 

Would there be a tendency for these conservatoires to teach primarily there own language or would it be like our RCM RAM etc where they'd learn Italian, German, Russian etc.

 

I have googled but finding it hard to find the answers and don't know of a specific college to look at.

 

I'm asking now so I can start to look at booking, both holiday and time off work.

 

Any suggestions and recommendations gratefully received.

 

Tia

 

 


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 23:35

Germany are very strict about international students meeting their language requirements before application.  A-level German is not accepted for this purpose - it needs to be the approved German language qualification (their equivalent of the UK IELTS).

 

I had a housemate who had trained at Heidelberg and he loved it there. However, that was a while ago now and he was on a different instrument (organ) which may not give a comparable experience.  Despite having previously lived in Germany for a while and despite having an A grade at A-level (N.B. A* did not exist yet when he took it) and a UK degree in German, he still had to get a specialist German language qualification. 

 

Have you considered The Netherlands?  They are normally very open to applicants from the UK and less strict on language requirements.  There are a couple of forum members with connections to the conservatoire in Utrecht, but they don't post very often.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:15

Aw, thank You so much for that.

 

I know that GCSE German is compulsory at her school and A level an option but it sounds like she's going to be nowhere near the high level they expect.

I/She will look at The Netherlands, thank You.

It's quite away off yet, but she wants the info and to ponder for a few years.

 

Many thanks, and hope the posters you mention see this. 


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