Probe "Flight" mit Balázs Kovalik (Foto: Thomas Dashuber)

Music Theatre / Opera Performance

The Programme of Studies in Music Theatre / Opera Performance

The course enables participants to acquire the practical and theoretical skills they need to become professional opera singers. Particular value is placed on developing the singer-actor personality. The course also includes musical theatre productions directed by renowned musicians and accompanied by well-known orchestras.

Information concerning the auditions for the Master of Music Theatre/Opera Performance

Dear applicant,

due to the current situation of the corona pandemic, the Theaterakademie and  University of Music and Performing Arts Munich have decided to postpone the auditions for the Master of Music Theatre/Opera Performance.

At the moment it is not possible to predict how travel restrictions as well as the social situation will develop until May.  Therefore we are postponing the audition week to an undefined date und we will inform all applicants as soon as a new date is fixed. In these times when everyone has to cope with diverse and severe difficulties in our daily life, including unpredictable bureaucratic obstacles, we will accept late applications until the end of April.

Thank you very much for your understanding.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

Take care and stay in good health!

Your master program music theatre/opera performance

Next start of programme: October 2020
Application deadline: March 31, 2020
Aptitude assessment procedure: May 11 until May 15, 2020 (Please note the information concerning the auditions for the Master of Music Theatre/Opera Performance!)

Due to possible bureaucratic difficulties such as entry permits or visa we encourage applicants and in particular those from abroad to submit their application timely before the application deadline.

Get to know us: orientation days

During our orientation days we offer masterclasses, workshops in scenic-musical performance and several trainings with our voice professors and tutors.
Everyone who is interested in applying for the master-course can participate. The admission is free.

Application deadline: December 13th, 2019
Orientation days: Januar 9th to 11th, 2020
Application form

Our big productions next season

Brittens A Midsummer Night's Dream
in English
with the Rundfunkorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (musical direction: Nicholas Cleobury)
Director: Olivier Tambosi

A Song for the Moon
in German
enoa project, world premiere
Composition: Mathilde Wantenaar
Director: Béatrice Lachaussée

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The degree of Master of Music (M. Mus.) is conferred following a standard period of specialist study of four semesters.

Cooperation Partners

The course in Music Theatre / Opera Performance is part of the cooperation between the Theaterakademie August Everding and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

Statement by the director of Studies

Director of Studies Music Theatre Performance/Opera Singing: Andreas Schmidt
Director of Studies Music Theatre Performance/Opera Singing: Balázs Kovalik

This course has set itself the task of familiarising singer-performers with a holistic approach. While vocal training and Lied and oratory classes are taught by successful university teachers, the range of classes offered at the Theaterakademie has been greatly widened and professionalised. A team comprising lecturers from different areas ensures that links with the reality of the theatre are especially close. Workshops, courses and particularly, of course, major stage productions performed at a professional level offer students the chance to submerse themselves in valuable experiences that transcend borders, to get to grips with the demands of music theatre performance and its exciting diversity and to learn, experiment and experience in a diversity of ways.