Classical Operetta

Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2020/21

Application deadline: Sun., 27.09.2020

Additional entrance exam for tenor

To complete your entrance examination, you have to send us a video application.

Please send us your video application until 30.09.2020 to

You need to submit the following videos:

  • 2 arias (songs/chansons) from the field of operetta
  • furthermore, an introductory video explaining the motivation to complete the program must be submitted (maximum two minutes).

Links via YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

Please state "Video application operetta WS 2020/21" in the subject line of the e-mail!

You will be informed personally by e-mail about the result of your entrance exam.

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 video entrance examination includes the following parts:

2 operettas - arias, - songs, - 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.

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 MUK considers itself a progressive university of music and art that creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, acting and singing. The MUK is the only university owned by the City of Vienna and brings together the best international young talent and outstanding lecturers.



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