Taught course

Music (Opera Performance)

University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree in vocal performance or equivalent, with evidence of European modern language training in either lyric diction and/or practical language skills learning, and
  • An audition

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+61 3 9035 5511