Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

Opera Singing admission requirements for MA studies

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.