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


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:

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 for further financial details and information.

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

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