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Summer Opera in Germany and France

Students will gain practical experience in the production and performance of complete operatic works in professional productions with Opera Classica Europa, the largest privately-owned company in Germany. Students will study techniques of acting, singing, character analysis and stage direction, as well as performing in Master Classes with well-known opera singers from around the world. In addition to participating in professional opera productions in Germany and France, students will perform in student concerts and galas in Bad Schwalbach, Germany.


Students will earn credits for one of the three courses below:

MUS 256-621: UNC European Summer Opera Program (2 credits)

Students wishing to take a total of 6 credits can alternatively take MUS 256-622: UNC European Summer Opera Program for an extra $200.

MUS 456-623: UNC European Summer Opera Program (2 credits)

Students wishing to take a total of 6 credits can alternatively take MUS 456-624: UNC European Summer Opera Program for an extra $200.

MUS 656-625: UNC European Summer Opera Program (2 credits)

Students wishing to take a total of 6 credits can alternatively take MUS 656-626: UNC European Summer Opera Program for an extra $200


  • Consent from Instructor
  • Audition required
  • Students on academic probation will not be allowed to


Applications should be delivered to the Center for International Education in UC 2205 before the application deadline listed above. Programs may fill before the posted application deadline, so turn your application in as soon as you are ready to commit.

Completed Application

Summer Opera Program in Germany & France FLSA Application which includes:

  • Extended Campus Registration Form
  • CIE Study Abroad Application
  • Disciplinary Verification Form
  • Medical Report, Authorization, and Release

create The Disciplinary Verification Form requires a signature from the Dean of Students Office that can be obtained in the University Center, Room 3030.


A nonrefundable $400 deposit (via credit card or a check written out to the University of Northern Colorado) is due at the time of application. This will be applied against your UNC tuition and fees as explained above in the Costs section. Your deposit will only be returned if you are not accepted for the course or if the course is canceled.


Costs for the program are estimated and may change based on fluctuations in: currency exchange rates, prices on the ground, number of students who enroll, airline prices, and other international economic factors. You will have a chance to withdraw and receive a refund on your deposit if the UNC Billed Costs are revised upward or the program is canceled by the university. Other costs not billed by UNC depend greatly on market prices, personal spending habits, and available funds. Cost estimates listed here are meant to help you plan and prepare for the program as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.

Deposits are non-refundable and signify your commitment to participate in the program. Once you commit to participate, UNC may begin to make logistical arrangements on your behalf that may include non-recoverable costs. UNC will attempt to recover funds expended or committed on your behalf if you decide to withdraw, but any non-recoverable costs to UNC (charged by airlines, third party vendors, tour operators, etc.) will be charged to you.

  • UNC Program Fees

    Deposit: Nonrefundable unless your application is denied or course is canceled


    Paid to UNC, due with application

    UNC Billed Costs: Includes 2 or 6 credit hours of tuition, room & board, administrative fees, insurance, Visas, and some in-country transport

    $580 (2 credits) or $780 (6 credits)

    Paid to UNC, due with summer semester tuition

    Total UNC Program Tuition and Fees

    $980 or $1,180


    error Billed Costs will be charged to your UNC student account according to the regular UNC billing schedule. Please be aware that the total billable amount due must be paid upon the receipt of the invoice.

  • Others Costs Not Billed by UNC



    Will vary by person, purchased individually

    Meals not covered in program cost


    Willv ary by person, purchased individually


    If students needs to obtain passport

    Total per Student