Wiener Staatsoper Announces Opernstudio Artists for 2022-23 & 2023-24 Seasons

By Francisco Salazar

The ⁦Wiener Staatsoper⁩ has announced the members of its Opernstudio for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.

The company selected 12 young singers out of 734 applications.

This year’s artists include Austrian soprano Miriam Kutrowatz, who is a member of the young ensemble of the Theater an der Wien and Jenni Hietala who has a scholarship from the Hilde Zadek Foundation.

Other artists include Alma Neuhaus who took part in the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival in the summer, Daria Sushkova, a dramatic mezzo, Lukas Schmidt who made his debut at the Staatsoper as the first priest in “The Magic Flute,” and Ted Black, who has also won several prizes.

The final members are rounded out by Agustín Gómez, who trained with Francisco Araiza, Katleho Mokhoabane was discovered in South Africa by Josef Protschka, Nikita Ivasechko, who is currently a scholarship holder of the Czerwenka Private Foundation, Jack Lee who studied at the Royal Academy in London, Jusung Gabriel Park, who was discovered by Michael Kraus, and Stephano Park.

The Opernstudio is a program for young singers who have already outgrown their universities and been able to make their first steps on smaller stages. They will receive a two-year advanced training program which will prepare them for the international world of opera.