Russian language in opera fragments of Russian composers

Name and place of institution

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music , Riga, Latvia.

Period of the EOA module in 2017-2018

Autumn semester September 1 – December 23, 2017
Spring semester January 29 - June 15, 2018

Available within ERASMUS exchange.

Description of the module

Russian language phonetics and training in opera excerpts of Russian composers (N. Rimski-Korsakov, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Prokofiev) together with local students. Daily lessons in the opera studio “Figaro”.

Possibility to participate in rehearsals/performances of Eugen Onegin at the National Opera. Possibility to master the Russian language: perception, listening, speaking, reading, communication skills.

In addition, EOA students will be offered a tailor-made study programme:

  • Singing lessons – vocal coaching for opera repertoire.
  • Working with pianists.
  • Acting skills.
  • Stage movement and dance.
  • Contemporary ear-training techniques.
  • Vocal ensemble.
  • Chamber singing.

Speciality of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

Possibility to combine extended studies of Russian opera repertoire with Russian-speaking teachers and in the live language environment.

Names of the Professors of this module

Kristine Gailite, Lilija Greidane, Krisjanis Norvelis, Janis Apeinis, Antra Jankava, Ugis Brikmanis (stage director), Regina Kaupuza (choreographer), Prof. Viesturs Gailis (conductor, Artistic Director of Opera Studio Figaro).

Possible extras in addition to the module

Supplementary tailor-made study programme, free entrance to all National Opera performances (except premieres and guest performances), very intensive concert activities and city culture.

Number of EOA students

1 - 2 students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

According to study programme

Number of ECTS credits within Master's accreditation

24 - 30 credits (depending on selected courses)

Entrance examination

Application deadline: June 15th, 2017.
Please include a link to a video recording and an artistic C.V. in your application.

Entrance examination: date TBA.

Description of the final examination

Public performance of opera excerpt(s).

Total expenses of the EOA module per student

€1360 per semester. * **

*Prices do not include travel or living expenses.

** Prices are only applicable for students not currently studying for a bachelor, master's or third cycle degree.

Module type: Training
Academy of music: Riga
Period: spring, autumn

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