Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, and according to the admissions criteria.A successful application for admission to the Master of Music Studies (Opera Performance) requires (a) a master's degree in an appropriate discipline as determined by the faculty; or (b) a pass bachelor's degree with a credit average, or an honours bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline as determined by the faculty; or (c) an award of graduate diploma from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline as determined by the faculty; or (d) completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma in this discipline from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; and (e) successful completion of an audition and an interview.Along with establishing and refining studentsvocal, musical and artistic skills, the Vocal and Opera Studies Unit develops the personal attributes needed for a career in performance, teaching or other fields.
In the second year of the course, the opera performance portfolio component requires selection of particular aspects of operatic specialisation for an extensive personal exploration.
Together with the Opera School of the Sydney Conservatorium, the Vocal and Opera Studies Unit develops skills in a wide range of repertoire and performance types from the recital to the opera stage.
Our students come from all states of Australia and overseas, attracted by a teaching staff with wide experience as concert and operatic artists and outstanding pedagogues, all of whom have had distinguished careers.
The Vocal and Opera Studies Unit reflects the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's strong commitment to singing, an environment in which our students have excelled (Dame Joan Sutherland is the most famous example).
The Master of Music Studies (Opera Performance) focuses on text-related matters in various kinds of vocal music with the aim of fostering your skills as an interpreter in all the major operatic languages.