The CAMPUS of the Theater an der Wien

Master classes, exciting projects away from the classical opera evening, experiencing the stars of tomorrow - and you can be part of it everywhere!

The course for an exciting, creative and successful music theater of the future is set in the present. For this reason, we are particularly committed to taking responsibility for the next generation of artists and to involving future artists in our work. Our CAMPUS is a place of learning, exchange, exploration and experimentation. Of one's own possibilities and potentials, of voice and stage presence. In a nutshell: a place of encouragement.


  • Tanz im MQ © Lisa Edi

The Kammeroper of the Theater an der Wien has established itself as a place for cultural encounters right in the center of Vienna. The intimate auditorium allows us to experience the artists up close and is ideally suited for a repertoire geared to this space, for experimentation, trial and error, and for the promotion of young talent.

Our second venue at Fleischmarkt becomes a CAMPUS and thus a platform for exchange between young and old, professionals and newcomers, artists and audience: A wide variety of projects and formats open up new perspectives, synergies and learning effects, and enable insight into artistic processes. Up-and-coming directors meet luminaries in their field, top ensembles integrate young musicians, and up-and-coming singers perform alongside their established colleagues. Master classes with top-class artists provide the opportunity for further development. Regular auditions offer the chance to present oneself. Theory is one thing - practice is another!

The CAMPUS program is intended to be as diverse as the world of musical theater itself, to expand over time, and to respond to the wishes, impulses, and suggestions of the artists and the audience.


We integrate students from different universities into our staged projects at the Kammeroper. To this end, we work with a constantly expanding pool of European universities and opera studios and invite the best young artists to enrich our ensembles in appropriate roles/functions. In this way, they can benefit from the experience of seasoned colleagues and get to know the professional theater business.


A musical theater production involves a large number of people, only a small percentage of whom are on stage. Therefore, we would like to involve students in non-performing subjects in our productions. Through various internship opportunities, rehearsal visits, as well as pre- and post-production discussions, we would like to give aspiring stage designers, dramaturgs, press officers, and many others the opportunity to experience musical theater first-hand and intensively, and to contribute their ideas.

  • Studenten © Lisa Edi
  • Vorsingen für #szene © Herwig Prammer

Vorsingen für #szene:

Auditions for #scene: Ilaria Lanzino, Director La liberazione - Rubén Dubrovsky, Musical Director L'arbore di Diana - Carolin Wielpütz, Artistic Director Theater an der Wien - Jan Eßinger, Director The Golden Dragon - Peter Heilker, Program and Casting Director Theater an der Wien - Rafael R. Villalobos, Director L'arbore di Diana - Clemens Flick, Musical Director La liberazione


Through graduate auditions, we offer young singing talents from all over Europe the chance to present themselves at the Kammeroper. A selection of graduates from about 15 different partner universities in Europe are invited to present themselves to an international jury consisting of casting directors, opera directors, and domestic and foreign agencies, as well as to you, of course.


At our CAMPUS, you can also learn from the masters of their field: every season, we hold master classes in which aspiring artists are coached and challenged in very different disciplines. In the 22/23 season, composer and conductor Peter Eötvös, artistic director and stage director Stefan Herheim, and violinist, composer and music comedian Aleksey Igudesman will work with a hand-picked group of students.  

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