Music dramatic performance – language, audience

Name and place of institution

University College of Opera – Stockholm University of the Arts, Sweden

Periods of the EOA module in 2017-2018

Autumn term:28 August 2017 - 15 December 2017

Available within ERASMUS exchange at Master’s level.

Description of the module

In this module the students explore further methods for acting and singing on the opera-stage. Special emphasis is made on performing in a language which is not your own. How does this affect your performing and interpretive abilities? What doet is take to communicate with your co-singers on stage and with the audience when singing in a foreign language? During the course the students will receive Italian language coaching. The students will also give a live concert with the Acadmy Orchestra of the Royal Institute of Technology.

Course content:

  • Practical exercises in music dramatic performance
  • Practical role analysis
  • Theory and method for stage performance
  • Exploration of the affect of language on stage idea, action and performance
  • Discussion and practical exercises surrounding the significance of language in the communication with the audience

Instruction takes place in the form of exercises in a group and discussions of the students’ development.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Perform an operatic role in Italian, German or French in stage scenes and arias
  • Discuss the problems of the connection between language and performance
  • Independently and in interaction with others build up a role character in a foreign language

Information about details will be updated continuously at the website of University College of Opera and linked to the EOA-website.

Speciality of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

The Stockholm University of the Arts has educations in all performing arts related professions: scenography, costume, masque, light design, directing.

Names of the Professors of this module

Wilhelm Carlsson, Martin Hellström - among others

Possible extras in addition to the module

Stockholm is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. There is the Royal Opera and the more alternative Folkoperan. The University of the Arts is a great environment for all performing arts.

Number of EOA students

Min. 1 students / max. 2 students.

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

Dependant on work process.

Number of ECTS credits within Master's accreditation

25 ECTS

Duration of the Module

15 weeks

Entrance examination

Application deadline: April 15th, 2017
Open for all voices.

University College of Opera would like to have good quality video/audio links of recent recordings. Minimum two pieces and a total length of 20 minutes as well as CV, reachable on their website (linked from the EOA website).

Additional information: studieinfo.opera@uniarts.se

Description of the final examination

Students are assessed regarding the intended learning outcomes through a separate stage presentation and a subsequent reflective discussion in the group and individually.

Total expenses of the EOA module per student

Module is available within ERASMUS exchange.

Non European residents may contact studieinfo.opera@uniarts.se for further financial details and information.

Module type: Training
Academy of music: Stockholm
Period: autumn

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