Aurora Marthens, Isabel Signoret and Anna Nekhames - three members of the Young Artist Programm in the new Opera Foyer © Peter Mayr

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From 1. May 2021 we will be accepting applications for the Young Artist Program for the season 2022/23. Young singers, who are born after 1. January 1992 and have completed their vocal training, may apply.
→ Submission deadline: 30. June 2021.

→ About the Young Artist Program of the Vienna State Opera

Coinciding with the first term of office of Bogdan Roščić and Philippe Jordan in 2020/21, the Vienna State Opera founded a Young Artist Program with the aim to promote outstanding singing talent through targeted and practice oriented experience.

During the two-year training at the Young Artist Program under the direction of baritone Michael Kraus, previously acquired knowledge will be deepened. Studio members will have the opportunity to work with established artists and benefit from their rich experience and insights. 

The young singers will receive musical and stage coaching tailored to their specific needs. In addition they will perform on the stage of the Vienna State Opera in small and medium-sized roles. Members of the Young Artist Program will receive a monthly remuneration.

In collaboration with the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien (MUK) members of the program are offered individual MUK courses free of charge. Master classes, rehearsals, coaching and workshops as well as participation in concerts of the Young Artist Program in Vienna and other places in Austria will round off their training. 

After completing the program, the young artists should have the necessary prerequisites and skills to become part of a successful new generation in the international opera scene.

→ Application process

The application process is divided into three rounds. In the first round, a pre-selection is made, based on the following materials received:

→   artistic CV with photo
→   3 opera arias in varying styles, at least one of them as a video and one in German
→  Passport copy
→  Repertoire list (sung and studied roles)

In a second round, the vocal, artistic and character skills required for the profession of an opera singer will be explored in a work session and will determine the selection for the final round.

Applications will be accepted from 1. May 2021 onward:

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Please note that applications can only be accepted via the application form. 
Applications via email cannot be considered. 

→ Further information and contact:

Young Artist Program of the Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Mag. Uta Sander, MAS → Management & Administration
Opernring 2
A-1010 Vienna

The Young Artist Program of the Wiener Staatsoper is kindly supported by:

Das Opernstudio der Wiener Staatsoper wird dankenswerterweise gefördert von:


Robert Placzek

Hildegard Zadek

World Culture

In cooperation with: