Coachings for Actors and Singers
With a background in theater and in opera, and a career that started in Germany and brought me to the the U.S., I have developed my own method of approaching characters, monologues/arias and plays/operas. I have worked with actors and singers alike; in particular, I spent a lot of time working with young opera singers at a high level - spending two years observing and working with the postgraduate voice program as a directing fellow at The Juilliard School, teaching masterclasses at Montclair University, teaching an acting course at Music Academy International, and directing for The Juilliard School, The Glimmerglass Festival and The Lindemann Program at the Metroplitan Opera.
In addition, being trilingual (German, French and English), I have helped singers with their German and French diction, earning them particular praise for their language skills.
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"I cannot recommend Ophelia Wolf any higher as an acting coach and stage director. I worked with her privately on staging all of my audition arias. Her genius is connecting your unique story to the character. She knows intuitively how to break down emotional/body tension to free up performance and discover your truth. She has a flexible formula for analyzing characters and making them immediately personal to you. As a German native speaker, she prepared me for all of my audition trips to Germany. With her guidance in perfecting diction and conversational style, I gave a confident tour. I also sought out her method when giving a series of masterclasses on how to interpret characters. We worked together right before my first audition for the Met, and I got the job! You’ll love working with this director who has experience working with the greatest opera houses in the world." - Kirsten Chambers - Soprano with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Hong Kong, among others Most Known for her portrayal of Strauss roles, particularly SALOME
"Ophelie is an incredibly personable, intuitive, bright director and acting coach! Working with the student’s natural instincts, she invites you to go deeper and further with it. She also helps you think about spacial awareness on stage, in relation to the stage set up and fellow actors, creating an overall beautiful and dynamic scene. I highly recommend working with her!" - Stephanie Hollenberg
"Ophelie is great at simultaneously allowing her students to explore their own discoveries, and focusing their energy on the genuine message behind a story. She finds a way of making everything real and relatable, at encourages her students to succeed." - Sarah