Master Classes 2024

Master Class in Singing

Motivated by the great success of the masterclasses held by Markus Eiche, John Lundgren, Camilla Nylund, Elena Pankratova, Kammersänger Stephen Gould, Siegfried Jerusalem, Petra Lang, Markus Eiche, Kammersänger Johan Botha and Prof. Michelle Breedt, the Bayreuth Festival is keen to offer a masterclass for young singers as part of the Bayreuth Festival 2024.

The lecturer and director of the 2024 masterclass is KS Waltraud Meier.
The singing masterclass is aimed at music students at the end of their training and will take place on 15, 16 and 17 August 2024 at the Steingraeber Piano Manufactory.

The masterclass ends on 18 August with a public final concert in the Villa Wahnfried hall at 11.00 am.
Applications with a full CV, passport photo and three music samples (preferably by Richard Wagner) are expected by email only to


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Master Class in Conducting

Following its introduction in 2017, the conducting masterclass will take place again in 2024. This masterclass is aimed at a maximum of 4 course participants from 24.06.2024 – 24.07.2024, the lecturer of the masterclass conducting over the entire period is Prof. Günther Albers. Additional intensive courses with the maestros of the Bayreuth Festival 2024 will take place during the course period.

The following course objectives will be developed
– Working with singers in solo répétitions, ensemble rehearsals and staged rehearsals
– Planning ensemble rehearsals
– Planning of orchestra seat rehearsals and stage orchestra rehearsals
– Workshops with conductors of the Bayreuth Festival
– Preparation of orchestral corrections and singer criticism
– Musical assistance, stage music, choral assistance
– Collaboration with the KBB, directors/assistant directors and other artistic groups

In addition, course participants should regularly observe musical and scenic rehearsals, orchestral rehearsals and the choral hall.

Prerequisites for course participation:
– Studies (conducting or opera correpetition) at a college or university of music, or completed university studies
– Preference will be given to candidates with good piano skills

The closing date for applications is 20 May 2024. Applications with a full CV and passport photo are only accepted by email to


Master Class in Singing

Course duration:
15, 16 and 17 August 2024 on the premises of the Steingraeber piano manufactory.

Public final concert:
18.08.2024 at 11.00 am
In the hall of the Villa Wahnfried, Bayreuth*

*Subject to changes! Free tickets are available on the day of the event at the entrance to Villa Wahnfried. Advance booking is not possible. Please note the limited number of tickets available for this event!

Master Class in Conducting

Course duration:
24 June to 24 July 2024