The Opera Academy - Master

Master (2 years) of Voice, specialising in opera, 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level
Duration 2 years


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers a two-year Master’s programme in Voice specialising in opera. The program is provided in co-operation with The Royal Theatre. The purpose of the Master’s programme in Voice specialising in opera is to qualify the student for employment in Danish and international ensembles, opera companies and opera houses, as a performer in musical drama projects and opera choirs, and as an organiser of projects in the field of musical drama.

Career Opportunities

Irrespectively of whether the ambition is to teach or perform, practical experience will form an integrated part of the study programme. The Academy has practical training agreements with National professional orchestras and ensembles, beside that RDAM collaborates with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, The Royal Theatre, music schools and many other actors affiliated with the professional music scene in Denmark.   


The Opera Academy has its own website, where you can read more about the admissions procedure for the Master's Programme. The study programme is currently not offered to tuition fee students with a citizenship from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland. 

Application Deadlines

Find the application deadlines for RDAM's study programmes here.

Further Information

The Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

General introduction to the Danish Educational System: 
The Danish Higher Education System

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education:

Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers study programmes in music performance, Instrument and Voice, as well as in Composition, Conducting and Sound Engineering, and electives in subjects such as Pedagogy and Church Music. The Faculty aims to foster and develop student’s individual artistic profile and technical skills drawing on a solid pedagogical foundation and years of artistic professional experience. All Programmes are taught in English, which is also spoken by both Faculty and students. RDAM has an extensive international network and cooperates with some of the world’s leading music academies. Students are ach year offered masterclasses with internationally renowned artists and educators both in person and through Advanced Audio Network Technology that connects RDAM to music academies across the globe. With more than 50% international students and a nationally diverse Faculty, RDAM is a great starting point for students embarking on an international career.

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