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Apply for BA Opera

This information concerns applications to the Bachelor's Programme in opera.

For the entrance exams, you must prepare a repertoire list consisting of 6 rehearsed arias from different eras and 1 romance / song. Use the template "K1OPE Repertoire List 2022 (PDF)" which can be downloaded from this page. Upload your completed repertoire list in pdf format at the specified place in Slideroom, in connection with your uploading of your video for test 1. One of the arias must be performed dramatically. All arias must be memorized and performed by heart.

Admissions Tests

(The following refers to students entering the programme in autumn 2022.)

Test 1

For Test 1, you choose your first aria from your repertoire list. You will record a video where you perform the song. The video must maintain good audio and video quality. The video must not be larger than 500Mb and must be delivered in one of the following formats: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv. Submit the video via Slideroom, deadline not yet announced. After step 1, the first selection takes place. Announcement regarding whether you have passed to Test 2 or not is sent to you via email during calendar week 6.

Test 2.  Only for those applicants selected to advance to Test 2

Test 2 begins with a movement test conducted in a group. There will be no opportunity to rehearse for this exercise. Wear clothing appropriate for movement. Changing rooms will be available. Thereafter, you will be asked to present your prepared dramatic aria from the list. You will be provided with aids in the form of simple props or a counterpart for your dramatic aria if you so request.

Test 3.  Only for those applicants selected to advance to Test 3

The Test 3 day begins with dramatic improvisation in group format. There will be no opportunity to rehearse for this exercise. Wear clothing appropriate for movement. Changing rooms will be available.
In the last phase of the test, you will be asked to sing an aria chosen by the jury from the list of six you have provided. You will be notified which one you will be asked to sing one day in advance – at the same time as the announcement is made of which applicants have been selected to advance to Test 3. For this final singing test, the jury will select one additional aria from your list of six.

Note

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are forced to adapt our admission tests in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden. These recommendations are subject to change at short notice, which means that the tests may need to be further adapted. Any changes are published on this page. In the event of changes, we will also notify you via the email address you specify when applying.