We are always more than happy to welcome guest lecturers as well as internationally renowned artists on campus!

Guest Lecturers

Artists' Management

Years 2016/17

Josef Hussek (WS)

Samantha Farber (SS)

Years 2015/16 Mag.art. Sebastian F. Schwarz (WS)
  Helga Machreich-Unterzaucher (SS)
Years 2014/15 Mag.iur. Kurt-Walther Schober (SS)
Years 2013/14

Rudolf Berger (WS)

Ioan Holender (SS)

Years 2012/13

Mag.iur. Kurt-Walther Schober (WS)

Mag. Esther Schollum (SS)

Years 2011/12

Erich Seitter (WS)

Mag. Esther Schollum (SS)

Years 2010/11 Mag. Esther Schollum (SS)


Masterclasses & Workshops

Masterclass Christa Ludwig
(22. und 23. Mai 2017)

Zu Besuch in Penzing

Prof. DI Roland Geyer

(19. Oktober 2016)

Masterclass Leo Nucci
(27. und 28. Jänner 2017)

Zu Besuch in Penzing

Rektorin Mag.a Ulrike Sych

(19. Oktober 2016)

Masterclass Kristinn Sigmundsson
(22. und 23. April 2016)


Masterclass Anne Sofie von Otter
mit Bengt Forsberg
(18. und 19. April 2016)

Zu Besuch in Penzing

Simone Young

(09. March 2016)

Masterclass Krassimira Stoyanova
(23. und 24. November 2015)

Chamber singer Krassimira Stoyanova has been among

the top elite of the international opera scene for years.

So we are very excited to announce that she took the time

to held a masterclass at mdw's Schlosstheater Schönbrunn

on 23 and 24 November. At the beginning of her carerr

Krassimira Stoyanova performed in many operas from

the Italian repertoire, especially from the works of Verdi.

Now the Bulgaria-born singer slowly begins to turn to the

German repertoire: She was praised for her performance

as the wife of the field marshal in "Der Rosenkavalier" at

the Salzburg Festival 2014/15. In the next year she is to

perform again, this time as Danae by Richard Strauss.

She combines her high technical skills with strong musicality

and sense of style. Especially her big interest in

supporting young artists makes her the first choice for an

invitation to a public masterclass at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn.

Zu Besuch in Penzing

Dominique Meyer

(10. November 2015)


Since the 1st of September, 2010 he is  director of the Wiener
Staatsoper. In the area of the "music" he was from 2001 to 2010
President of the French youth orchestra,
since 2010 he is an honourary president. In the area of the "dance"

was he from 1991 to 2007 president of the ballet Angelin Preljocaj,
its honourary president is he since 2017. Presently
is Dominique Meyer "Lehrbeauftragter" in the institute is for
Theatre, film and media science at the university

Zu Besuch in Penzing

Otto Schenk

(20. April 2015)

After completing his training at the Max Reinhardt Seminar

He began his career at the Theater in Josefstadt

and at the Vienna Volkstheater. From 1953 he led and

directed various performances in Viennese theatres. In 1957

he staged his first opera (The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart) at the

Salzburger Landestheater. Schenk has played and directed

at the most important drama and opera house around the world,

including at the Vienna Burgtheater, the Munich Kammerspiele,

the Vienna Stat Opera, the New York Metropolitan Opera,

La Scala in Milan and the Royal Opera House in Covent Gardem, London.

He hes developed other opera productions for the Deutsche Oper

Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera or the Hamburgische Staatsoper.

Masterclass Helmut Deutsch
(27. und 28. March 2015)
Zu Besuch in Penzing
Enrico Stinchelli

(23. March 2015)
The "Mister Opera" Italy, radio icon, director, singer, presenter and
artistic ledaer of "Taomina Opera Stars" festival
Zu Besuch in Penzing
KS Harald Serafin

(20. November 2015)
The legendary Danilo, Eisenstein, intendant of the
Seefestspiele Mörbisch and TV-Moderator speaks
with students.
Masterclass mit Piotr Beczala
(17. November 2015)
Masterclass mit Ioan Holender
(31. March 2014)

An audition lasts for a maximum of 3 to 5 minutes and these

few minutes, especially the first minutes are crucial for the

success or failure of the candidates. Because of his fourty years of

experience as a world-renowned Stage intermediary and

as an employer to the Vienna State Opera, Ioan Holender - who

is also active worldwide as a juror for singing competitions -

provieds students with this unique opportunity in practice to show

what level of presentation, expression, volume, vocal technique,

musical interpretation, language and reading is required of them.

Masterclass mit Neil Shicoff

(10. June 2013)

He is internationally recognized as the leading American tenor

of his generation and is continually a Guest at the world's leading

opera house. Konwn for his passionate and intense representations

of characters, he is therefore wanted as an actor by all the

most famous directors. 1975 he debuted in the title role
in Verdi's Oper Ernani in Cinncinati.

Workshop mit Anssi Hirvonnen

(17. bis 20. January 2011)

During the course of his international career he has participated in over

600 orchestral concerts as a solist and played 40 operatic roles

throughout Europe and the USA.

Workshop mit KS Gwyneth Jones
(15. April 2010)
Hommage an Birgit Nilsson
(14. April 2010)

Elisabeth Wärnfeldt
(the last student of Birgit Nilsson)
Students of the Department of

Voice and Mucial Theatre Direction

Hofrat Prof. Dr. Walter Hermann

Honorary Guests:
KS Dame Gwyneth Jones
Komponist Benny Andersson (ABBA)