HAM 1. Singing and acting, German/Italian Repertoire

Period of the EOA module in 2024-2025:

  • April – May – June 2025 (summer semester)

Open for:

1-3 vocal students


  • German Repertoire (Lortzing – Mozart – Wagner) and Italian Repertoire (Monteverdi – Mozart – Bellini)
  • Role studies, ensemble studies; work on recitatives, accurate understanding of texts and sheet music, discussion of style and musical Gestus (gestures/attitude).
  • Theatrical and musical performance
  • Phonetics, dialogue training

At the end of the summer semester, a big opera production is staged with a professional orchestra and conductor, with a total of 9 performances at the academy’s theatre (450 seats)

The theatrical and musical performance subject is taught jointly by the theatrical performance lecturer and the lecturer for role studies. Exchange of views on key issues in music and staging. Interpretation of roles (character development), physical training.

Important dates related to the production:

  • April 1st, 2025: Rehearsals start
  • May 12th, 2025: Premiere
  • June 03rd, 2025: Last performance

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

  • Willem Wentzel (Head of Music)
  • Siegfried Schwab (German Repertoire)
  • Fausto Nardi (Italian Repertoire)

Possible extras:

  • Possible participation in modern music theatre productions
  • A course in MusikTheaterRegie (MTR, music theatre direction)
  • Exchange and collaboration with MTR students

Number of ECTS:

9-14 teaching hours per week

20 ECTS (Approx.)

Description of the final examination:

Theatrical-musical performance of two music theatre scenes (aria and ensemble)

Participation in opera production

Communication language:

German and English