Vocal Studies

Schöner Gesang

The training at the Department for Vocal Studies is tailored to the needs of singers in the 21st century, who can take on roles with demanding physical requirements and are also trained to work with colleagues, directors and conductors from all over the world. The renowned faculty inspires and encourages students to find their own voice and work for it at their own pace. Numerous opportunities to gain stage experience in the immediate vicinity of the Salzburg Festival round out the program.


Singing lessons already played an important role when the Mozarteum was founded in 1841 - this has not changed until today. The professional practice for singers has changed considerably: In addition to excellent vocal and musical qualities, high expectations are also placed on performing skills. The study program prepares students for the many realities of life as a singer.

In addition, vocal pedagogy offers a practice-oriented, artistic, pedagogical and scientific education in a variety of studies, which in its interdisciplinarity and diversity represents a contemporary preparation for a variety of future professional fields in a changing professional world.



  • © Wildbild & Team
    Awarding of ensemble scholarship 

    The presentation concert of the scholarship holders of the newly created ensemble scholarship A (one-year) Start Up for Ensemble(s) took place in the impressive ambience of Schloss Leopoldskron at the beginning of April. In cooperation with "The International Society of Mozarteum University Salzburg", over 44.000 euros will be made available to students or graduates of the Mozarteum University Salzburg.

  • Lehár Theater Bad Ischl | © Daniel Leitner / www.badischl.at
    Evil Operetta 

    As part of the Salzkammergut Capital of Culture 2024, the Lehár Theatre in Bad Ischl, in cooperation with the Mozarteum University and the Lehár Festival, will be the venue for a short operetta festival that aims to revive the operetta condemned by the National Socialists. The aim: short, topical, critical.




  • 1.6.—30.6.2024
    Study concerts June 2024
    Study concerts (or "class evenings") are concerts in which students of the Mozarteum University perform on stage. They are either organised as part of courses or by the respective departments - and can be experienced with free admission.
    Study concert
    · Free
  • 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.
  • 28.6.2024
    05:30 pm
    Graduate concert Voice: Filipp Modestov
    Student with Mario Antonio Diaz Varas
    Graduate Concert
    · Free
  • 28.6.2024
    07:00 pm
    Graduate concert Lied & Oratorium: Berenike Tölle
    Student with Pauliina Tukiainen
    Graduate Concert
    · Free

Opera 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
  • Elegie für junge Liebende | © Judith Buss
    Elegy for young lovers 

    "What qualities must a person possess in order to dominate both dramaturgically and vocally in an opera?" and "What must a man of mature age look like who is in close relationships with a crazy old lady, a young girl and a doctor at the same time?"

    Opera production
  • Hänsel & Gretel | © Fabian Helmich

    With her production, Rosamund Gilmore embarked on a journey into the subconscious and combined the deep psychological layers of the fairy tale with the film-visualized works of Claudia Lehmann's students.

    Opera production
  • Elissa / Dido & Aeneas | © Fabian Helmich

    More than 330 years after the premiere of the only complete opera by Henry Purcell, the French composer Henry Fourès composes a setting for Dido and Aeneas and calls it "Elissa". A second name for the queen that allows the character to exist on its own, without direct ties to Aeneas.

    Opera production
  • Cosí fan tutte | © Judith Buss
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Così fan tutte 

    The young officers Ferrando and Guilelmo* do not want to let their fatherly friend Don Alfonso get away with it - after all, he doubts the fidelity of their fiancée! But instead of the demanded duel, they accept his proposal of a wager and thus become handmaidens in the work of destroying their love relationships.

    Opera production
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Regina Prasser | © Elsa Okazaki
Regina Prasser

Senior Lecturer for Voice, Elocution / Rhetoric, Children & Youth Voice Education (Music Education)

Curriculum Committee
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