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Vienna State Opera - Opera School

Be it Carmen, La bohème or Tosca - the children's choir brings zest to the stage. The Vienna State Opera enables vocally gifted children from the age of 8 to enter the world of opera. On about 100 opera evenings per season, the children of the Opera School are in the spotlight on the big stage: as soloists or as a choir. The street children in Carmen and La bohème, Charlotte's siblings in Werther, altar boys in Tosca, the under-hyped children of Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier and, and, and. Performances outside the opera also enrich the opera school's remit.

How does the opera school work?

In the basic choir (8-10 years), the children receive individual singing lessons in addition to the choir rehearsals, which take place 2x per week. The main tasks of the children's choir in the opera are taken over by the core choir (10-14 years) after the 2nd year of training. The children of the basic choir and the core choir receive weekly scenic lessons in addition to singing lessons. For young people who have outgrown the children's costumes, the Opera School offers a professional platform in the form of the youth choir »OPERAteens«. In addition, »OPERAteens« have the opportunity to participate in the »SoloS« program for the promotion of gifted singers.

The Opera School of the Vienna State Opera organizes an entrance examination at the end of the season. Children between the ages of 8 and 10 who enjoy singing are invited to sign up. To be prepared is a simple song. The entrance examination is for the basic choir of the Opera School, for entry from the beginning of the new season.

Next entrance exam for children aged 8-10:

June 13th 2023, from 3.00 p.m.

Opera School of the Vienna State Opera
Goethegasse 1, 1010 Vienna

Please send the completed application form to

Further information: T+43 1 514 44 2648




Il Trittico


Animal Farm


Tristan und Isolde




Die Frau ohne Schatten


Die Zauberflöte

La Boheme

Hänsel und Gretel


Dialoges des Carmelites


Eugen Onegin

Der Rosenkavalier





Konzert der Opernschule


The Opera School of the Vienna State Opera cordially invites you to an 

Open Day

→ 15 May 2023, from 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the rooms of the Opera School

Goethegasse 1, 1010 Vienna

→ to be announced soon. 

LOCATION: Opera School of the Vienna State Opera, Goethegasse 1, 1010 Vienna.

AGE GROUPS: 8 - 10 years, 2nd - 4th grade elementary school.

Registration required!

Kathrin Schulz
Opera School of the Vienna State Opera
T +43 1 514 44 2694
M opera school(at)

Künstlerischer Leiter/ Chorleitung

Johannes Mertl


Ulrike Bancher
Marlis Birkner

MusikalischeS TEAM

Kerem Sezen
Florian Schwarz
Georg Stangelberger


Karl Wenninger

Sologesang (Begabtenförderung)

Alexander Kaimbacher
Ileana Tonca


Kathrin Schulz 


Parviz Yahyavi

Gouvernanten für Proben und Vorstellungen (Oper)

Regina Barowski 
Vanja Kugler Trajković
Lone Rasmussen


Dr. Friederike Michlmayer → Leitung
Karl Wenninger
Kathrin Schulz 


Gianpiero Russo

 Die Opernschule wird vom Stadtschulrat Wien unterstützt.