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"To become a successful singer requires more than merely a good technique."

~ Margreet Honig

Courses and Workshops 2021


Zen, Singing and Acting
The summer course ‘Zen, Zang en Spel’ (Zen, Singing and Acting) started in 2009 as an annual residence at the estate of Préau in France. During this six-day course, participants receive not only vocal lessons, but also training in physical and mental awareness. There are lessons in acting and drama as well as meditation sessions. The concept is that this approach strengthens the singer both physically and mentally, which will have a beneficial influence on stage performances.
The teaching team for this course consists of Margreet Honig (individual singing lessons), Marc Brookhuis (Zen) and Elsina Jansen (group lessons in acting/drama).
The course accommodates a maximum of ten international singers every year.

July 3rd - 10th in L'Huy Préau, La France (
For further information, please email Marc Brookhuis at

Click this link to see the documetary video NPO documentaire about the Zen, Singing and Acting course.

Lyrical Acting in Opera
Margreet Honig values the art of performing recitatives with depth an vocal skill: Only then will they offer the relevant context for and contrast with the orchestrated parts, such as aria's, duets and ensembles.
The Margreet Honig Foundation this year launches the new course Lyrical Acting in Opera, een zesdaagse cursus waarin recitatieven centraal staan en de nadruk ligt op zingen en acteren. Er wordt aan vijf Mozart Opera’s gewerkt, te weten Idomeneo, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni en Die Zauberflöte. Tijdens deze cursus, die wordt afgesloten met een slotconcert, werken de studenten samen met zangdocent Maarten Koningsberger, regisseur en dramadocent David Prins en pianist Luba Podgayskaya.
Lyrical Acting in Opera is about working on being connected to yourself, the role you perform, your colleagues and your audience. The coaches will help you find your way to show yourself through your voice and your acting.

Maarten Koningsberger – Musical and vocal coach
David Prins – Acting and recitative coach
Luba Podgayskaya – Répétiteur
Flavio Aulino – Italian language coach

Idomeneo, Rè di Creta – Opera seria – 1781 Munich
Le nozze di Figaro – Opera buffa – 1786 Vienna
Don Giovanni – Dramma giocoso – 1787 Prague
Così fan tutte – Dramma Giocoso – 1790 Vienna
Die Zauberflöte – Singspiel – 1791 Vienna


2 – 7 augustus 2021, Splendor, Amsterdam
For further information, please email


Margreet Honig Summer Academy
The Margreet Honig Summer Academy (MHSA) also offers students the possibilty to develop their skills and personalities in diverse fields. During a five-day course at Schloss Weinberg in Austria, students receive intensive lessons in singing, acting and meditation.
The MHSA annually selects twenty talented students from all over the world who are coached by a staff of six teachers, Margreet Honig amongst them.

22 – 28 augustus 2021, Schloss Weinberg, Austria.
For further information, please email


Teach the teacher
The workshop ‘Teach the Teacher’ is all about collaboration. Here vocal teachers and students get together in order to strenghten and develop each other through intensive questioning and discussion.
The workshops will be supervised by Margreet Honig, who is very eager to share her insights and experiences with the future generation of vocal teachers.
Some of the teachers also attend the Margreet Honig Summer Academy and Zen, Singing and Acting courses. The MHF aims to have more interaction between participants in the future. A great way to stay up to date on the developments of the MHF is to subscribe to our newsletter. Unfortunately, it's not yet possible to apply for the Teach the Teacher courses.

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