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Information concerning admission and entrance requirements for acceptance to the postgraduate program in the Department of Opera and Music Theatre with an emphasis in Mozart Opera Institute studies.  (English on page 2)

Please submit your applications for the postgraduate program in Opera and Music Theatre to:

Prof. Dr. Josef Wallnig,
Universität Mozarteum,
Schwarzstraße 26
5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 (0) 662 6198, extension 3322 or 3323,
or per
Fax: +43 (0) 662 6198-3309
Detailed curricula of graduate studies can be downloaded at the following link (available in German only):
Curriculum Download

Mozart Opera Institute (MOI) as a Free Elective within the Curricula of Postgraduate Degree Programs in Voice, Lied and Oratorio, Opera and Music Theatre
Students enrolled in postgraduate programs in the following areas have the option to choose MOI as an elective:

  • Voice
  • Lied and Oratorio
  • Opera and Music Theatre

The subject matter in MOI deals with all aspects surrounding Mozart and offers students:
  • A deeper understanding of the stylistic competence in regards to the vocal literature of the 18th century.
  • Preparation and development of Fach-relevent roles in Mozart’s operas.
  • Public performances in the form of concerts and operas (when applicable) of MOI in Austria and abroad.
  • Participation in lectures, seminars, and symposiums dedicated to Mozart’s operas in collaboration with the Early Music Institute, the Music History Institute, Departments of Voice and Music Theatre, and the Mozarteum Foundation.
  • Theatre and dance at the time of Mozart: historical fundamentals of dramatic arts as performed in the 18th century (movement, gestures, mimicry).
  • The World of Mozart: Guided tours to the places in Salzburg where Mozart’s music was performed as well as a proposed trip to Vienna where Mozart spent his last years.
  • Library privileges for use of the Mozarteum Library as well as the library of the Mozart Foundation. The Foundation has the largest library dedicated to Mozart’s life and works.
  • Cooperation with the Don Juan Archive in Vienna (excursion) and the Hollitzer Academic Publishing Company


Electives within the Mozart Opera Institute:

1. Fundamentals of Vocal Performance Practice (SE 2)
2. Mozart and Salzburg (EX 1)
3. Stylistic Comparisons (VO 1)
4. Mozart and Dance (VU 1)
5. Source-based Research (PS 1)

Opera/Music Theatre Workshop

6. Musical-dramatic Performance (scene interpretation) (KG 4)
7. Musical-dramatic Performance (musical interpretation) (KG 2)
Students are also encouraged to partake in the lecture series „From A as in Apollo to Z as in Zauberflöte”.

After successful completion of all the electives (Nr. 1-7), participants will be awarded a certificate of achievement to confirm and validate their participation in the Mozart Opera Institute.
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