Dominik Licht, Germany
Dominik Licht, born in Munich/Germany, received his B.Mus.in Voice Performance at McGill University, Montreal. After a period of singing in the chorus of the Dresden State Opera (Semperoper) he decided to pursue a career backstage and after different positions at the State Theater Oldenburg, the Theater Bremen and the State Theater Wiesbaden, he joined the Komische Oper Berlin. In Berlin he worked for three years as the Head of Planning and the Head of the Young Artist Program. In 2019 he joined the Bavarian State Opera as their Head of Artistic Operations and Head of Casting. He will perform in the same position at the Salzburg Easter Festival from fall 2021 on.
Eytan Pessen, Israel
Eytan Pessen is an internationally renowned pianist and vocal coach. He har previously served as opera director of the Semperoper Dresden, casting director of the Stuttgart Opera and artistic consultant to Ruhr2010, Teatro Massimo in Palermo and Teatro San Carlo Napoli. Born in Israel, he studied in Tel-Aviv, Philadelphia and New York, where he started as a coach for the Metropolitan Opera young artists program. Performances as pianist, conducting vocal and piano masterclasses in theaters, concert halls and festivals worldwide, including Frankfurt, Paris, San Francisco, Warsaw, Zurich, Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie hall, Rheingau,Turku, Miskolc and Wildbad festivals. Jury member of several international voice competitions.