Voice, Opera concentration (Master of Music)

Regular duration of study 4 Semester
Graduate degree Master of Music

This masters programme offers training toward the specific goal of professional opera singing and offers a course including extensive practical experience. Role study and stage experience are emphasized in addition to the applied major in vocal studies.

Graduates are expected to be prepared to enter the professional opera world upon completing this course and to have the qualities needed to build a long-term stage career.

University opera productions and co-operation with local theatres enable students to gather practical experience on stage. The opportunity to participate in Master Classes with personalities renowned in the opera world, and auditions for agents complete the programme.


Programme content:

The artistic subjects are central to this programme: Applied Voice, Acting classes, Role Study and Opera Ensemble and the opera productions. The unit on stylistic practise rounds out the artistic programme with work on Lied and oratorio repertoire as well as early and contemporary music.

Furthermore, we offer specific language training for operatic singing and Italian opera, Speech training (German) and further standard languages, such as French and Russian. Movement class, stage dancing and sight reading round out the artistic training.

Performance and audition training and seminars in business practise and contract law provide important additional information for the professional singer. Two semesters of musicology and a masters thesis are required in addition to the practical training.


What is special about this programme?

This opera Masters includes an unusual amount of one-to-one training including not only applied voice, but also demanding role study and acting lessons on a high artistic level. Opera ensembles offer the opportunity to work through complete operas with all roles cast. Language and diction training will be offered in both in small groups and individually.

The Richard Jakoby Saal with nearly 500 seats and located in the main building of the Hochschule is used for opera productions. A fully equipped stage including an orchestra pit, it offers the perfect hall for professional level performances.

A movement class and stage dancing round out the programme. An individual programme of repertoire studies in further styles and historic periods, participation in projects in early and contemporary music, Lied and oratorio is also required of Masters students.

Who should apply?

This course is intended for graduates of a Bachelor or comparable programme who are planning a career specifically in opera.

 

Representative Professor

Examination Office

  • Judith Degro

    Studentische Verwaltung | Prüfungsamt Gesang, Klavier/Tasteninstrumente, Künstlerisch-pädagogische Ausbildung

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E001 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7254
    judith.degro@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Registration Office

  • Beate Heitmüller

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7223
    beate.heitmueller@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

  • Ursula Schreiber

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7224
    ursula.schreiber@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Last modified: 2019-10-30

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