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Freiburg Opera Studio

The Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and the Theater Freiburg offer a four-semester postgraduate course Freiburg Opera Studio. It gives especially talented young singers the chance to gather their first professional experience at a German opera house while at the same time perfecting their technical abilities at a renowned tertiary institution. It pursues the innovative concept of combining professional work with a modern university education tailored to the individual needs of students.

The Freiburg Opera Studio constitutes an exclusive focus within the course Konzertexamen/Meisterklasse at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, and is designed for outstanding vocal students holding a master's degree. In exceptional cases, students with a bachelor's degree can be admitted if they show promise of exceptional artistic develompent.

Further information:

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Konzertexamen/Meisterklasse

Anlage 1b zur Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Konzertexamen/Meisterklasse

Application deadline

1st December 2018 for the winter term 2019/20

Application fee: 50 €


Students of the Konzertexamen/Meisterklasse with the focus Freiburg Opera Studio receive a scholarship to cover the regular tuition fees.

Artistic requirements for the entrance examination

Major-field examination

  • Candidates should prepare 10 different pieces which display a wide range of musical styles. At least 5 of them should be opera arias in at least 3 different languages. One of these pieces should be a complete operatic role.

The examination commission selects the pieces to be performed from the applicant's list of examination pieces. The examination commission may interrupt the performance of a piece at any time due to time constraints. Assessment criteria: artistic interpretation, accurate rendering of the piece, technical ability, and a choice of pieces which corresponds to the applicant's own ability. Foreign students will also be assessed for sufficient knowledge of German.

Detailed and legally binding information can be found in the Matriculation Regulations

Formal requirements for the entrance examination

For the application we need the following documents:

  • Completed registration form (PRINTOUT) including supplementary documentation
  • Passport photo
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • School and college certificates/diplomas (certified copies and German translation, if applicable)
  • For students without university entrance qualification: declaration by applicant confirming willingness to take extra an qualifying examination in addition to the regular entrance examination
  • foreign-language applicants: certificate of language test (DTZ, Deutschtest für Zuwanderer), Type B1.
  • For minors: statement of consent by legal guardians
  • Proof of payment of 50 EUR registration fee; see bank details on registration form
  • two envelopes addressed to yourself size A4 and C6 plus corresponding International Coupons