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Opera Singing admission requirements for MA studies

Due to the coronavirus emergency situation, entrance examinations and admission requirements are modified in 2020. Please see the red text below for the current admission requirements.

Information about the admission examinations and calculation of scores in the admission procedure in 2020 can be found here.

main subject

The candidates must submit a 20-minute video recording.

Piano accompaniment performed by an accompanist during the recording or piano accompaniment performance that can be downloaded from the internet are allowed in the video recording.

Video recording requirements:

  • arias that differ in style and chosen by the candidate
  • identity of the candidate must be clearly followable in the recording
  • each piece must be recorded and submitted uncut

Via Skype conference:

  • voice production: individual warm up with the assigned teacher
  • career orientation: interview with the applicant regarding their motivation



Due to the coronavirus emergency situation, there will be no examination in music theory during the 2020 entrance examinations.




Admission requirements in 2019

Main subject

  • 1 Baroque aria
  • 1 Mozart recitativo and aria
  • 1 Italian belcanto aria
  • 1 romantic aria
  • 1 aria at the candidate's choice
  • 1 operetta aria
  • 1 poem at the candidate's choice


Career Orientation:
Interview with the applicant regarding their motivation

Voice production:
Individual warm up with the assigned teacher

Music and Prose Learning Skills:
Performance of one vocal piece and one prose selected by the Examination Committee after individual preparation

Theatrical skills:
Participation in situation exercise (assessing the activity of the applicant)


General admission requirements

written examination

  • Bass harmonisation: harmonisation of a bass line of ca. 10 notes, indication of the accords with figures.
  • Analysis: formal analysis of the opening movement of a sonata from the stylistic circle of Haydn and Mozart piano sonatas.

Musical knowledge test

  • Identification of 10 music pieces, possibly composer and title, but at least the era, or style and genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 music terms, concepts, titles of compositions/works, etc.