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.
- 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
Duration of the Module
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for further financial details and information.
Academy of music: Stockholm