Opera & Music Theatre
The Department of Opera & Musical Theatre is a beacon with special charisma and appeal. Every year, two opera classes consisting of up to 15 highly talented students are prepared by renowned theatre makers for the high demands of an international opera career. Four staged opera productions with orchestra are performed annually in a theatre equipped to the highest technical standards.
At a glance
7.12.—12.12.2023Max Schlereth SaalRosamund Gilmore's production takes us on a journey into the subconscious, combining the deep psychological layers of the fairy tale with the cinematically visualized works of Claudia Lehmann's students. The score is performed in an arrangement for chamber orchestra.
26.1.—30.1.2024Max Schlereth SaalIn the solitude of a mountain hotel, in the face of deadly glacial ice, everything revolves around a poet prince who - morbidly worried about his inspiration - writes an "Elegy of Lovers".
27.1.—4.2.2024MarionettentheaterOpera in one act by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov based on a drama by Alexander Pushkin: Driven by the agonizing realization that he is hopelessly inferior to Mozart's genius, Salieri, obsessed with his art, sees only one way out: to poison his opponent.
15.5.—18.5.2024Max Schlereth SaalStudents from the Mozarteum University perform Verdi's late comedy - his legacy about the vices and weaknesses of mankind, at the end of which the old composer takes a step back, doffs his black hat and watches the floundering characters struggle for the last remnants of their dignity.