Audition

Junges Ensemble

During the season 2012 / 13 Theater an der Wien successfully created a Junges Ensemble with 7 singers of exceptional talent, chosen among over 300 candidates worldwide.

For the duration of 1 to 2 years singers are given the opportunity to broaden their horizons within the framework of an Opera House and to prepare several roles for their future careers. Central element of the program is the study, rehearsal and presentation of opera productions of their own at the Kammeroper. Junges Ensemble is integrated in the structure of Theater an der Wien, where an important part of the program sees the young artists in small and medium sized roles in Theater an der Wien productions. Each singer will have their individual outline and working schedule to optimize their artistic and personal growth. Workshops and master classes with experienced artists and professionals will be scheduled to improve specific skills. The Junges Ensemble is neither an educational program per se nor an Opernstudio but builds on the stage experience the ideal applicant should have gained in the latter in order to meet the high demands of the daily work at Kammeroper and Theater an der Wien.

Terms of admission and application process

For the 2014/15/16 seasons there are openings for:
-full lyric soprano
-countertenor
-tenor
-baritone
-bass

Age limits
-30 for soprano (as of September 1st 2014)
-32 for countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass (as of September 1st 2014)

Interested singers should submit their application materials at the latest until October 10th 2013 as following:

-CV with birth date
-Passport copy
-Photo
-A list of repertoire performed / studied to date
-Informative audio file
-Letter of motivation (your expectations), max. 2000 characters, English or German

Please send the application materials to the following address:

jungesensemble@theater-wien.at

The application process for Junges Ensemble will be held in two stages. The preliminary round will be based on the application and audio file.
Successful applicants will participate in the second round consisting of an audition at Kammeroper or Theater an der Wien.
Auditions will be held in October/November / December 2013.