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Advanced Opera Performance

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

24 months
23245 GBP/year
13792 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Advanced Opera Performance programme at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama provides extensive training relevant to the requirements and demands of professional opera companies, addressing important employability issues that will become increasingly significant in the coming decade.


For entry to the MA Advanced Opera Performance course at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, you must apply via UCAS Conservatoires. 


  • One-to-one singing lessons and repertoire coaching
  • Individual tuition with eminent professional singers and leading coaches
  • Specialist tuition in Italian, French and German
  • Fully integrated classes in stagecraft including movement and dance
  • Tuition in dramatic and interpretative skills
  • Classes focusing on professional etiquette and opera protocol, developing an awareness of collaborative working practices
  • Professional operatic working practices with professional directors and repetiteurs
  • Public performance in a fully staged opera
  • Opera scenes presentations including baroque and contemporary works as well as standard repertoire
  • Opportunities to observe and shadow Welsh National Opera (WNO) concert party events, WNO Max projects and selected studio rehearsals

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • The Opera Professional 
  • The Collaborative Performer
  • Talking Text & Creating Character
  • Opera Performance 
  • Opera Ensemble Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. 
  • Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification, although the College is able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications if they have an exceptional level of ability, practical experience, and a good understanding of the opera profession.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23245 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23245 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13792 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13792 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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