Preparing Operatic Roles

5 October 2019 to 31 January 2020

Open for:

1-3 vocal students

A. Vocal Performance with Technical Supervision

The aim of this section of the module is to facilitate vocal improvement through the use of accurate vocal technique in accordance with the preparation and performance of specialized operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire. Special attention will be given to technical problems, vocal characterization, style and interpretation as well as performance practices. The focus of this module will also be on vocal improvement and on vocal technique within the preparation and performance of operatic roles. The emphasis is on artistry and the process of the vocal training through the preparation of operatic roles. ). Other genres of vocal repertoire such as Lied, Song and Chanson may also be part of a specialized vocal study

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

António Salgado and Rui Taveira

B. Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles

The aim of this section of the module is to facilitate the student's artistic autonomy both in methodological processes as well as the consolidation of an artistic identity. Through an organization of their knowledge and skills (creative, sensory and cognitive) the student will be able to develop interpretative operatic roles taking in account previous dramaturgic assumptions for the purpose of live performance.

  • Master a variety of techniques of movement and acting.
  • Develop somatic body-mind approaches to performance practice
  • Increase awareness of the poetic universe of the performer
  • Develop the singular nature of each opera singer during live performance and during collective interaction.

The main purpose of this module is to consolidate the performer skills, giving a particular focus to the work on stage in the interaction with the director and the maestro. Issues of scenic presence in relation with the scene/stage will also be explored. This module will enable the student to experience a live performance in front of an audience.

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

Claudia Marisa and António Durães


10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work

Description of final examination: Public performance on stage with piano

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

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