For a long time already both the Music Chapel and the International Opera Academy, formerly known as Flanders Opera studio, have expressed the wish to set up a genuine collaboration. Since they each concentrate on a specific aspect of the training, it seemed quite obvious to establish a solid interconnection.
For next year the collaboration will start in particular by giving Music Chapel soloists the opportunity to participate in productions organized by IOA, and by giving the singers and répétiteurs of the IOA the opportunity to get into the master classes given by José van Dam and other teachers at the Music Chapel. Some teachers such as language coaches will be asked to serve both institutions. For the future, more collaboration possibilities will be developed.