Handel Opera Academy



Play together with some of the best musicians in the early music scene. This year Handel Opera Academy is working with the orchestra between 15th-31st of July and it is open for the following instruments:

  • Baroque Violin
  • Baroque Viola
  • Baroque Cello
  • Double bass
  • Baroque Oboe
  • Baroque Bassoon
  • Traverso
  • Recorder
  • Natural Horn
  • Viola da gamba

All members of the orchestra are required to play on period instruments or copies.
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Auditions and deadlines

Handel Opera Academy works on an audition basis. In order to take part in the audition you need to fill THIS FORM, and send us a recording before the 17th of April.

Your audition recording should contain at least 2 pieces, of relevant repertoire that features your best qualities as a player. We will let you know if you have been accepted, rejected or are in the waiting list no later than the 30th of April.



The total tuition fee for Handel Opera Academy is 250 Euros to be payed two weeks upon acceptance to the program.

If you decide to not participate in the program you will not get reimbursed your already payed fees.

Tuition includes:

  • Accommodation in the beautiful Opera Hotel in the center of Tarnowskie Gory
  • Professional audio recording of your performance
  • Video recording of your performance
  • The opportunity to play with some of the best musicians of the early music scene
  • Be part of La Villanesca Baroque Ensemble
  • A professional fully staged baroque opera production with stage sets, costumes and a full baroque orchestra
  • At least three performances