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Welcome to the
Summer Masterclass
in Meissen, Germany!

2nd — 8th August


Klosterhof St. Afra in Meißen

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2 — 8 August 2024


max. 12 active participants


Once a year, the gates of the Klosterhof St. Afra in beautiful Meissen on the river Elbe open to talented vocal students and professional singers. Together with dedicated and experienced teachers, the opera singer and vocal coach Lucja Zarzycka dedicates herself individually to each course participant. The course follows the ancient Italian vocal school of Belcanto of Giovanni Battista Lamperti (Vocal Wisdom), according to whose philosophy the heart, mind and body should be in harmony. The goal of this master class is to promote the personal path to the development of artistic possibilities with detailed and realizable tasks. For this purpose the extensive offer with singing lessons, acting, correpetition, body work and meditation serves. The small framework allows intensive work with clear results, which are presented and tested in two public concerts.

Each course participant will receive vocal lessons and repetition as part of the master class. After breakfast, there is group work together to strengthen body awareness and work on proper posture, breathing technique, articulation, support, physical awareness, as well as concentration. In acting classes work is done on stronger self-awareness and self-confidence, better and deeper understanding of the performed roles and musical pieces.
The results of the course are presented at two public concerts: On Tuesday, the open-air concert will take place in the monastery courtyard, and the final concert will be designed on Wednesday in the beautiful Lutherhaus by the church Friedenskirche in Altkötzschenbroda in Radebeul, to which agents and theater directors will be invited.


♫ Open-Air Concert
with wine tasting

Tue, August 6th 2024
7.30 pm
Klosterhof St. Afra in Meißen
(in case of rain, the concert will take place inside in the Propsteisaal)

Admission free

♫ Final concert in Altkötzschenbroda

Wed, August 7th 2024
7.00 pm
"Lutherhaus" by the church "Friedenskirche", Altkötzschenbroda 40, 01445 Radebeul

Admission free



Vocal Coaching / Direction


Lucja Zarzycka studied classical singing first at the Academy of Music in Krakow, then in Dresden. She began her career as an opera singer in the soloist ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden. After changing her vocal specialty, she appeared as a dramatic soprano in numerous leading and title roles (including Tosca, Aida, Abigaille, Forza-, Fidelio-Leonore) on the great stages of Germany and Poland, as well as in many concert halls in Europe. At the same time, Lucja has devoted herself to teaching for over 20 years, conducting master classes and workshops. Her students can be found on opera and concert stages worldwide. In her teaching Lucja follows the old Italian vocal school of bel canto by G. B. Lamperti.


Piano / Coach

☍ HfM Dresden

The Ukrainian-born pianist completed her training at the State Academy of Music (Gnessin's Institute) in Moscow.
She has worked as a solo accompanist at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and at the opera houses in Antwerp, Ghent, Rostock and Leipzig. From 1998 to 2006, Natalia Petrowski worked as a répétiteur in the opera choir studio at the Semperoper.
Since 2006 she has been a solo accompanist at the Staatsoperette Dresden. She has been a lecturer at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden since 2000.



Hugo Wieg is a singer, director and lecturer at the Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg. He has not only performed numerous opera roles himself, but has also directed many operas.
As a singer (bass) in a permanent engagement at the Theater Gera, he sang roles such as Sarastro, Leporello, Don Alfonso, Figaro, Bartolo, Philipp, Grand Inquisitor, Mephisto (Gounod), Dutchman and King Henry.
At the Bad Hersfeld Opera Festival, he directed the operas "Abduction from the Seraglio", "The Marriage of Figaro", "Cosi fan tutte", "The Magic Flute", "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rigoletto" from 2006. At the 2001 Halle Handel Festival he staged the oratorio "Lazarus". He staged the operettas "Graf von Luxemburg" and "Maske in Blau" at the Theater Gera and several French one-act operettas at the Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg, where he has been working as a permanent lecturer in the subject of performing arts since 1995 until today.


Piano accompaniment


Alexander Stepanov is a prize winner of more than 20 international and regional competitions and has given numerous concerts as a soloist in the best halls of Russia and Europe. Among others, his 2015 concert tour with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn under the direction of Heribert Beissel deserves special mention. The tour went through eleven German cities, and took place in the best concert halls in Germany.
The concert pianist's repertoire is wide-ranging and includes all genres of music from the Baroque period to contemporary works.



Ken Rosslau uses the gong to release the deep unconscious emotional levels. The sound vibration finds its resonance in the body vibration. In the meditative state of relaxation, a journey to the source is created.


1. step


Please contact Lucja to inquire about an available spot and to arrange an audition if necessary. ☇ Contact

2. step


Please fill out the ❐ registration form and email it to Lucja. A deposit of 200 € (non-refundable) is required for registration and guarantees a spot for the participant.

3. step


The remaining amount is to be transferred by the end of June 2024 at the latest. (Information on the transfer can be found in the registration form).


Active participation

Costs for the master class 2024:

€ 640 Course fee
€ 1040 Course fee with accommodation and meals in a single room

Passive participation

Passive participants are highly welcome!

Costs per day:

€ 50 incl. lunch and active participation in the group work


Our master class will take place in beautiful Meissen in the monastery courtyard St. Afra!
Masterclass with Lucja
Masterclass with Lucja
group work
group work
group work
group work
acting with Hugo Wieg
group work
open air concert
cozy evening together
final concert in the town hall Meissen
final concert in the town hall Meissen
after the final concert
joint evening after the final concert
joint evening after the final concert
joint evening after the final concert