Classical Operetta

No entrance exam is currently offered for the academic year 2024/25.

Programme for the entrance exam

Academic Diploma Programme Classical Operetta

The academic diploma programme Classical Operetta is designed in a similar manner to the Opera course. Each year, an operetta is practised and performed at the end of the academic year.

The entrance examination is done by sending in application videos. Important information for a correct recording of your application video can be found here.

The application video includes:

  • Artistic presentation (a video for each piece)
  • Introduction video

Artistic presentation

The program corresponds to the artistic program specifications. The applicants themselves choose the order of the program. The entire program must be recorded. Each piece should be uploaded separately.

Examination programme:

2 pieces from operettas: arias, songs or chansons in German language

Musical-dramatic - i.e. not only "vocally performed" - interpretation of the chosen arias.

Clarity in the arrangement and presentation of mental processes. Readability of mental transitions, also during auditions and interludes.

This does not necessarily require "walks" or big movements, but mental preparation and development of the content, which is reflected in voice colour, speech formation, facial expression, body, acting commitment.

Interpretation of buffo and soubo board numbers must show dance and movement training or talent.

Accompaniment is to be arranged by the participants themselves - piano accompaniment is preferred but playback accompaniment is also possible. The choice of technical means is up to you, as it is in your own interest that sound and image quality are as meaningful as possible.

Introduction video

Maximum duration: 2 minutes
Language: German or English

Please talk about the following points:

  • Name, background, musical experience, singing education, musical education besides singing
  • What does singing mean to you?
  • What future plans do you have with singing?
  • Why have you chosen MUK as your educational institution
  • Other interests

You will be informed personally via e-mail about the result of your video application.

On-site auditon (for selected applicants):

After viewing the video applications, selected applicants will be invited to an additional on-site audit at MUK.

Contents of the on-site audit:

  • examination programme (Sheet music must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate) An accompanist will be available.
  • Technical discussion

Please make all organizational preparations (flight reservations, visa, etc.) in time to participate. You will be informed by e-mail at the end of May 2022 at the latest if you will be invited to this optional on-site audition.

Information required for all applicants

Schedule might be possibly altered even in the short term! Regarding that please look up this section of the website regularly. Thank you.

Applications for studying at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna can be submitted online at anytime; they will be reserved for the next admission period. Applications submitted after the application deadline can no longer be considered for the subsequent audition date.

The application for the entrance examination is done via the application mask in MUKonline. All necessary steps for the application for the entrance exam are listed here.


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