The Bruckner University Institute for Voice and Music Theatre offers a programme with unique features, which singles it out from comparable Central European universities.
Voice teachers (Katerina Beranova, Christa Ratzenböck, Andreas Lebeda) and master programme teachers (Kurt Azesberger, Institute Direktor Robert Holzer, Thomas Kerbl and Peter Pawlik) work with the students on music theatre roles, oratorio and recital concepts.
We foster an open mind to all directions – from the demands of baroque oratorio literature to the repertoire of contemporary music theatre.
The transition process from student to professional in the diverse world of the theatre has recently been facilitated by a large number of premiere productions. From baroque music theatre - Händel´s „Il Trionfo“, Cimarosa´s „The Opera Direktor“ - to Mozart´s „Magic Flute for children “ and „The Marriage of Figaro“, to contemporary music theatre – Peter Androsch´s „Friends“, an Upper Austrian world premiere, Udo Zimmerman´s „The White Rose“, and Victor Ullman´s „The Kaiser from Atlantis“ at the Bruckner Festival Linz. Also worthy of mention is the popular Upper Austrian summer theatre „My Fair Lady“. Additionally in recent years there have been large-scale performances of baroque oratorios and passions, such as Händel´s „Messiah“ and „Alexander´s Feast“ as well as the Bach „Magnificat“ and the „St. John Passion“. A tribute to the creation of contemporary oratorios has been a performance of „Passio crucis“ by Balduin Sulzer, and the first performance of a Passion by Peter Androsch in March 2017.
The Institute co-operates closely with many cultural institutions in Upper Austria: the Bruckner House, the Landestheater Linz, the Bad Hall Municipal Theatre, the Bad Leonfelden Musical Festival and the summer theatre in Schloss Wildberg. The success of the productions and the development of the students is an impressive confirmation of artistic and pedagogical standards. As well as our own productions, students have been engaged for main roles at major festivals, among others at the Lehár Festival in Bad Ischl, the Theater an der Rott, and as permanent ensemble members in the Linzer Landestheater.
Since the winter semester 2016/2017 the Institute for Voice and Music Theatre has been a partner with the Landestheater Linz in the Oberösterreichischen Opernstudio (The Upper Austrian Opera Studio) – we are the only Austrian Music University directly connected with an opera house.
Further information: http://musiktheaterstudio.bruckneruni.at