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Katja Vanessa Parmar is a qualified native German language teacher/coach/editor with a BA in Literature and Linguistics and an MA in Phonetics from UCL. She is also a trained singer and specialises in German for singers.

Katja has been teaching and coaching German to individuals and groups since 1995.

Organisations where she has worked include:

  • Garsington Opera (Die Zauberflöte, 2018; Fidelio, 2020; Der Rosenkavalier, 2021)
  • Royal Opera House, London (Die Zauberflöte 2003, 2019, 2021; Young Artists Programme since 2003: Phaedra 2019; Die Sieben Todsünden & Mahagonny Songspiel 2021; Pierrot Lunaire, Fledermaus (excerpt), Tannhäuser 2022)
  • Welsh National Opera House (Salome, Ariadne auf Naxos)
  • Stadttheater Freiburg (Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Oscar und die Dame in Rosa)
  • EMI records, London (Collection of German Arias and Songs)
  • BBC singers, London (Der Fliegende Holländer)
  • Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Trinity College of Music, London
  • City Literary Institute (Head of German)
  • King’s College London
  • Goethe Institute, Freiburg ( Phonetics trainer and German teacher) 
  • Sprachlehrinstitut of the University Freiburg
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Katja is the primary editor of Jacquelyn Stucker’s translation and phonetic transcription of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck which is due to be published by Pendragon Press, in 2020Katja Parmar Coaching and Teach places