Wiener Staatsoper Choir Academy

Artistic Director
Thomas Lang

Werner Kastner 

The Choir Academy of the Wiener Staatsoper is taking on ambitious choir singers of all vocal groups, and directing those  who are interested in hands-on training as a chorister. The Academy students will become familiar with the practical theater routine and will be introduced to the repertoire of the choir of the Vienna State Opera, with the aim to also participate in performances. In addition to the practical repertoire training and the choir practices, the training program for the Academy students includes Vocal-Coaching as well.

Participating in the Choir Academy, which is connected directly to the choir of the Vienna State Opera, allows participants to optimally prepare their first step into professional life. Applicants, who successfully pass the audition and recording, get a training contract and remuneration. Participation in the Academy is provided for a period of 12 months (each 01 September to 31 August) and can be extended. If suitable, and with free vacancies, inclusion in the Vienna State Opera Chorus is possible.


  • Completed vocal studies, as well as advanced studies
  • Ability to sing polyphonic choral works, as well as demanding a-cappella passages
  • Suitability for carrying smaller solo parts
  • The ability of sight-singing is desirable


  • Five arias in at least three different languages.

If you are interested, please apply by sending a short CV, explaining your musical career, a photo and your contact information to:

Wiener StaatsoperGmbH
Leiter der Chorakademie
Mag. Werner Kastner
Opernring 2
1010 Wien

We are happy to take receive your application via e-mail to:

Applications for the audition for season 2020/2021 will be accepted from now on. After receiving the documents, the applicant will then receive a separate invitation and the detailed audition dates. Since it is not possible to return the application documents, we ask you to send only copies. In the case of an invitation to audition, no travel or accommodation costs will be reimbursed.