Entrance examinations

The voice tests are comprised of works of your own choice. Your chosen repertoire should reflect different styles and time periods. You should prepare a total of ten pieces according to the following:

• Nine arias from operatic works

• One song or lied

Of these ten you may perform one in your native language and the others in the original language.

 

Selection test 1

Selection test 1 is based on the film and the sound recording that you have uploaded together with your application. The admissions group will decide who continues to Selection test 2. You will get a decision on whether you have passed on to the Selection test 2 or not. The decision and ev. invitation will be sent through MyNetwork in the week beginning with January 25.

 

Selection test 2 and 3  will take place at the University College of Opera.

Selection test 2

Monday February 13

You will sing an aria of you own choice. The admissions group will then decide who continues to Round 3. This test will take place at the University College of Opera, and a pianist from The University College of Opera will be available to play with you.

 

Selection test 3

Tuesday and Wednesday February 14 – 15

• Musical interpretation test. Individual test in front of the admissions group 15 minutes.

You will work with an aria from your audition list together with a teacher from the University College of Opera. Which aria you will be working with will be decided by the admissions group after their meeting on Monday evening.

• Performance/scenic movement test. You will perform an aria working with a director. Individual test in front of a admissions group.15 minutes.  

You will work staging a scene in front of the admissions group with an aria from your list where we look for personal creativity, social skills, the use of body language and artistic expression.

• Interview. 10 minutes.

• Music theory test, individual test 15 minutes. The test in Music Theory, Ear Training and Sight Reading is divided into two parts. The written/theoretical test is a short Ear Training test and a test in Music Theory that contains questions about terminology, chords, key signatures etc. During the practical test you will have 15 minutes to learn a short song with access to a piano.

• Music theory test, 60 minutes.

 

Thursday February 16

You sing an aria of your own choice. The admissions group may also ask you to sing other pieces from your list.

 

PIANIST

A pianist from The University College of Opera will be available to play with you from Test Round 2.

 

ADMISSION DECISION

The admission decisions will be sent out at the latest during the week starting 27 February through MyNetwork.