Opera & Music Theatre

Oper L'Incoronazione Di Poppea | © Judith Buss

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.

Current productions

  • 7.6.—9.6.2024
    Ariadne on Naxos
    Is it possible to perform the comic intermezzo "Zerbinetta and her lovers" and the tragic opera "Ariadne" at the same time? The richest man in Vienna wants it that way and so it has to be.
  • 18.6.—21.6.2024
    Max Schlereth Saal
    W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
    With Le nozze di Figaro, Gernot Sahler and Alexander von Pfeil's opera class is continuing its Da Ponte cycle, which began with Così fan tutte in May 2023.
  • 26.8.—2.9.2024
    Teatro dei Rinnovati
    Baroque Summer Academy Siena
    Since 2021, the Baroque Summer Academy of the Early Music Department of the Mozarteum University has been taking place in the city of Siena in Italy as part of the renowned Accademia Musicale Chigiana. For one week, the department's team of lecturers offers intensive masterclasses.
    Summer course


News & Previous productions

  • © Wolf Silveri
    Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff 

    Sir John Falstaff is a natural phenomenon: his appearance is imposing, his demeanour commanding, his manner possessive. And most fascinating of all: the event does not care about rules, conventions or decorum, it simply exists for its own sake, in a sense for nothing but its belly.

    Opera production
  • © Romana Stücklschweiger
    Falstaff - A perfect comedy 

    On 15 May, Giuseppe Verdi's last opera Falstaff celebrates its premiere under the musical direction of Kai Röhrig and directed by Florentine Klepper. The two artists provide exciting insights into the production and its creation in a double interview.

  • Florentine Klepper | © POLA Studios
    On the sensual telling of stories 

    Florentine Klepper has been Professor of Music Drama (scenic) at the Department of Opera & Music Theatre since the summer semester 2024. In the interview, she provides insights into her working methods, previous and ongoing projects and shares her thoughts on the various facets of music theatre.


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Kai Röhrig | © Elsa Okazaki
Kai Röhrig

Univ..Prof. for Musical Dramatic Representation (musical)

Deputy Department Head
Curriculum Committee
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