Italian Opera Scenes - Language, Expression, Communication

September 2nd - November 29th

Open for:

  • 1-2 vocal students
  • Are you interested in working with Italian opera scenes in a process where language, expression and communication are in focus, with inspiring and experienced teachers from University College of Opera? Here you will work in parallel with language, musical performance, scenic expression, voice development and movement, often with several teachers in the rehearsal room at the same time. The module will contain:

  • Investigation of the influence of language on the scenic thought, action and performance
  • Practical exercises in vocal coaching and performance of opera scenes in original language, individually and in group
  • Practical role analysis and stage work
  • Movement
  • The repertoire is selected depending on the students in the course. The repertoire will be discussed and decided in May.

    Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module

  • Wilhelm Carlsson, professor of music dramatic performance
  • Giuseppina Penta, language coach, senior lecturer of Italian lyric diction
  • Possible extra’s beside the module:

  • seminars on aspects of opera as an artform and of the opera singer’s profession.
  • mental training
  • Entrance examination:

    We choose our EOA-students via recorded material. With the application we need recordings of sound and video.


    Sound: Wav or AIFF.

    Video: Mov or mp4

    Description of the final Examination:

    Students are assessed continually through the project and examined through a presentation of Italian opera scenes.

    Teaching language/ Required level of language:

    Communication language: EN, level 5

    20 ECTS

    Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included / excluded in this price:

    Against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

    Activity: Acting, Performance, Training
    Academy of music: Stockholm
    Language training: English
    Student: Singers

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