Middlebury Language Schools

 

Stephan Boving studied voice at the Musikhochschule Köln where he was a student of KS Edda Moser and Reinhard Leisenheimer; in addition, he attended numerous master classes, most notably with KS Kurt Moll and Prof. Klesie Kelly.

In 2000, he joined the ensemble at the opera in Detmold; he later became a member of the ensembles at the opera houses in Wuppertal and, subsequently, Dortmund. A sought-after "Spiel- und Charaktertenor," Mr. Boving has sung at the opera in Köln, the Staatstheater Hannover, the Aalto Theater Essen, in Karlsruhe, Basel and at many more houses. He is currently a member of the ensemble at the Komische Oper Berlin which he joined in September 2012.

Mr. Boving is also very active as a recitalist and has worked with the Kölner Philharmonie, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as well as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris. His discography includes recordings with the WDR Köln.

Together with Ms. Bettina Matthias, Mr. Boving has also co-directed our last two opera productions in the program, Mozart's "Figaros Hochzeit" (2012) and Johann Strauß' "Die Fledermaus" (2013).

 

Courses

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GRMN 3104 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3194 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

A performance component carries one unit of credit and includes a daily performance class with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; weekly private coachings; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer.

Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3204 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3304 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

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Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3404 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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