Course Details


Masters Degree

Study Load

Full Time

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location


The University of Melbourne

Master of Music (Opera Performance)


The Master of Music (Opera Performance) is a professional training program offering elite-level training for opera singers and répétiteurs, at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious music institution.

Led by internationally renowned teachers with strong industry connections in the areas of opera, art song and early music performance, this course will connect you to the largest community of music students and academics in Australia.

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, as well as 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.

With a focus on the Opera Performance Practicum, you will undertake intensive coaching on répétitoire, role development, and stage work.

Who is this course for?

This course provides elite-level training for opera singers and répétiteurs from the rehearsal stage through to full-scale operatic performance.

If you want to elevate your vocal performance, répétiteur and stagecraft skills, as well as explore acting and music research, and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification, this course is for you.


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