Course Offerings for the Academic Year 2014/15

Opera/Music Theatre Workshop:

Musical Interpretation KG  4 WST 4 ECTS

Workshop 1: „Mozart singen“,  Repertoire-Studies, Solo and Ensemble (2 WST) Wallnig
Workshop 2: Interdisciplinary: Recitative (1 WST, blocked instruction) Wallnig with Colleagues from the Early Music Institute, Opera Class and Voice Department.
Workshop 3: Interpretation: Compare and Analysis: da Ponte Operas ( 1 WST) Wallnig

Scene Interpretation

Workshop 4: Chr. W. Gluck: La corona (Wallnig, Legler) Winter Semester 2014/15: October 2014, Großes Studio, in cooperation with the Early Music Institute.   
Workshop 5: Frieberth: “Das Serail”  Summer Semester 2015, Performance Venue: TBA, (Wallnig/Chamorro/Spinnato, NN), in Don Juan Archive in Vienna and the Hollitzer Academic Publishing Company.
Workshop 6: Preparation of the MOI tour to Macao in October of 2015; Repertoire TBD

Auditions are required in order to take part in the musical work, the scene work, preparation of arias and ensembles, and workshops.
A special module titled “Mozart singen” is open to those in the Master of Voice program and consists of a variety of course offerings not only from MOI but also from the Early Music Institute, the Music History Institute, as well as the Paris Lodron University.
Mozart Opera Institute (MOI) as a Free Elective within the Curricula of Postgraduate Degree Programs in Voice, Lied and Oratorio, Opera and Music Theatre


Historical Dramatic Art and Gesture - Presentation Skills of Singers in the 18th wand19th  Centuries (Source-based practicum)
Fundaments in posture and movement with consideration for period costumes and etiquette (Reverence, Stage Protocol).
Gesture and stage movement traditions are practiced using historical texts. The study of historical gesture notation. Practical implementation in Lied and Opera.

Program: Chr. W. Gluck "La corona", October 2014

Margit Legler was born in Vienna. Her dance training includes classical ballet, Graham- and Horton-Technique, Jazz Dance, Spanish Dance, Baroque- and Renaissance Dance. She was a member of several companies including the Vienna State Opera Ballet. She has performed in numerous performances ranging from contemporary to baroque choreographies.
She specializes in historical performance practice (dance, voice, dramatic arts); she is a lecturer for historical dance at the University for Music in Vienna, the Vienna Conservatory and since the year 2010 for the Vienna State Theatre Ballet School; she has given several seminars (historical dramatic arts) in the Mozart Opera Institute at the University Mozarteum. Baroque performances as singer and dancer. She holds a diploma as a speech and language therapist.


The array of basic interpretational skills from 1600 to 1900 will be discussed using original sources of the time and applied to the basic repertoire of today: Appoggiaturas, grace notes, the art of ornamentation, vibrato, study of figures, theory of affects, etc. Further topics of discussion include tempi and the symbolism of the keys as well as comparing the styles of Baroque and classical opera singers.
The special component „Mozart singen" is an interdisciplinary cooperation in the form of workshops involving teachers of the Voice Department as well as guests from other institutes. One area of concentration will be recitatives which will involve among others instructors and students of the Early Music Institute, Cembalo and Cello.


Salzburg at the time of Mozart: Visit the performance venues (Aula, Kirchen, Residenz) where Mozart’s compositions were heard for the first time. Views from North to South (Maria Plain) and from South to North (Hellbrunn, Gaisberg) as compared with the view of Salzburg as depicted in picture sources from the last 400 years (Sattler Panorama) complement this excursion series.

MOZART AND DANCE: Michael Malkiewicz

Learn the dance forms from the Baroque period to Mozart’s time. Ball events such as the „Mozart-Ball" and in Seeon „Mozart belebt" (April 2013) provide a wonderful opportunity to try-out the acquired dance skills and give the chance to pass-on the tradition to others.


The following courses are offered and are open to all students enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s, and postgraduate studies in Voice, Opera, and Lied/Oratorio:
  • •  Fundamentals of Vocal Performance Practice  („Mozart singen“):  Seminar, 4 ECTS, Wallnig
  • Mozart and Salzburg (Excursions)  1 ECTS , Wallnig
  • Mozart and Dance: Lecture and applied practice 2 ECTS Malkiewicz
  • Historical Gesture, Dance and Stage Movement: Lectures and applied exercises: 1 ECTS Legler