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3 TRAINEE CONDUCTORS AND 4 REPETITEUR PIANISTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR EACH SESSION.

Maximum 3 advanced conductors for each session.

APPLICATION DEADLINE for Conductors, Pianists and Observes: March 14, 2022.
Acceptances will be sent by March 26, 2021.

Two Sessions
Date: July 4 – 23 | August 1 – 20, 2022

Toby Purser, Head of Conducting at London’s Royal College of Music, is accepting a maximum of THREE advanced conducting and piano students to have the opportunity to join the Vienna Opera Academy. They will be mentored and coached intensively by Mr. Purser and other guest conductors, working with a wide range of singers, and fully immersed in all of the opera repertoire and rehearsals. These places are open to conductors and pianists who already have some experience and training, and who wish to broaden their abilities in operatic repertoire.
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VOA for CONDUCTORS

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CONDUCTORS or Observes: March 14, 2022. Acceptances will be sent by March 26, 2022.

(Alternatively, we also warmly recommend the Vienna Conducting Academy, a one week course for up to 12 participants + observers. For more information, CLICK HERE.)

The repertoire for conductors and pianists will be:

  • Così Fan Tutte & Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart & Highlights of La Traviata and Rigoletto by G. Verdi

The Conducting Program consists of:

  • Minimum 1.5-hour conducting class each morning.
  • Attend vocal coachings and masterclasses.
  • Develop the essential skills of Assistant Conductor, including collaborating
    on scheduling and casting decisions, and taking notes during rehearsal.
  • Take an active role in ensemble and performance rehearsals every
    afternoon, and when ready, offered the opportunity to conduct parts of
    production rehearsal.
  • Take an active role in ensemble and performance rehearsals every afternoon, by acting as Assistant Conductor to Toby Purser.
  • Conduct part of at least one orchestra rehearsal.
  • At the discretion of the faculty, be offered the possibility to rehearse and conduct an opera scene in concert.
  • Individual feedback, video analysis and 1:1 tutorial time through the week and after most rehearsals.

Conductor Assistant Fee Program: €1,850

Fee can be paid in two installments:
April 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

All our artists get a special rate for accommodation starting at €350 euros for a whole month,  double occupancy, within walking distance of the Musikverein Concert Hall.

Not included:

  • Accommodation, Visa, Airfare, Health insurance, Food, Transportation in the city

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