A national graduate opera program training world-class performers

  • Achieve a professional standard as an operatic vocalist or repetiteur, with advanced technique in singing for opera, including movement, stagecraft, and lyric diction
  • Gain industry experience via elite training and performance with industry partners in placements
  • Develop knowledge, skills and abilities in operatic vocal performance and repertoire, role development, concert work, education outreach, stylistic analysis and artistic interpretation 

Applications close September 30.

Course Description

The Master of Music (Opera Performance) is a professional training program offering elite-level training for opera singers and repetiteurs.

This course is all about learning the craft of being an opera singer – doing, reflecting, and enacting a wide range of skills in a variety of repertoires. The two-year program includes intensive studies in vocal coaching, lyric diction for Italian, French and German language for opera, ensemble singing, role development, acting and music performance research. Students will have the opportunity to prepare specific roles and be actively engaged in performance opportunities – both in house and through industry placements with professional opera companies, in Australia and internationally.

On completion of this program, graduates will have achieved a professional level standard in vocal performance or repetiteur skills capable of meeting global demands. For singers, this will include skills in acting, movement and other stagecraft skills as well as the lyric diction skills required for professional opera singing. Students are taught to realise feeling through not only the voice but subtle stage action.

Repetiteurs will have achieved the keyboard and vocal coaching skills required of a professional repetiteur from the rehearsal stage through to full-scale operatic performance.

Pathways to research master degrees are also available upon completion of the program. 

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