MAA 5. Full scale opera production. Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • April – May – June 2021

This module is open to:

  • 1-2 orchestra conducting students
  • 1-2 stage director students
  • 1-2 piano students
    • Master students or recent graduates

This module, born from the collaboration between the Maastricht Conservatory and the opera company Opera Zuid, aims to offer students the possibility of assiting the conductor and director or Opera Zuid’s production. They will follow the day to day of a professional production, working on this occasion with:

Working sessions in Opera Zuid will be complemented with sessions in the conservatory with professors of recognized standing and expertise in the field of opera:

Furthermore, Opera Zuid and their business model represent an example of good practices to be known and followed by the opera makers of the future. By creating and touring their own productions around different theatres and cities of the region, like Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag or Breda, among others, this company promotes an entrepreneurial attitude in a cultural environment that is demanding that more and more from the young artists.

In this module, the students will have the opportunity to experience the complete process of creating, developing and implementing an opera production:

  • Ensemble rehearsals, vocal coaching
  • Stage rehearsals
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • General rehearsal
  • Tour: between 10-12 performances

Application:

Via form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Final Examination:

  • Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Opera Zuid report

Collaboration with:

MAA 4. Full scale opera production. Poulenc’s La voix humaine, Ravel’s L’heure espagnole

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • October – November – December 2020

This module is open to:

  • 1-2 orchestra conducting students
  • 1-2 stage director students
  • 1-2 piano students
    • Master students or recent graduates

This module, born from the collaboration between the Maastricht Conservatory and the opera company Opera Zuid, aims to offer students the possibility of assisting the conductor and director or Opera Zuid’s production. They will follow the day to day of a professional production, working on this occasion with:

Working sessions in Opera Zuid will be complemented with sessions in the conservatory with professors of recognized standing and expertise in the field of opera:

Furthermore, Opera Zuid and their business model represent an example of good practices to be known and followed by the opera makers of the future. By creating and touring their own productions around different theaters and cities of the region, like Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag or Breda, among others, this company promotes an entrepreneurial attitude in a cultural environment that is demanding that more and more from the young artists.

In this module, the students will have the opportunity to experience the complete process of creating, developing and implementing an opera production:

  • Ensemble rehearsals, vocal coaching
  • Stage rehearsals
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • General rehearsal
  • Tour: between 10-12 performances

Application:

Via form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Final Examination:

  • Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Opera Zuid report

Collaboration with:

MAA 3. Audition training for singers

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • September – October – November 2020

Audition are complex processes that need to deal with many different angles of the professional world. It goes without saying that to prepared he musical part of it is crucial to have any success at all, but many other factors play a tremendous role in it, too.

Key words that define the module:

  • Vocal training
  • Technique and style skills
  • Strategic thinking applied to:
    • Choice of right opportunities
    • Repertoire selection
    • Career development
  • Mapping the market.
  • Networking
  • Simulation of the auditions
  • Masterclass
  • Individual follow-up and personalized advice. Personal planning development

Open for:

1 to 4 singers from the EOA academies can participate

The coaching includes:

  • Individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
  • Language coaching (depending on the language of the programmed opera)
  • Strategic thinking basic skills (subject Your Art as a Business)
  • Advice provided by external experts, active in the opera world.

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

  • Vocal coaches: Yvonne Schiffelers, Susanne Schimmack, Axel Everaert, Frans Kokkelmans
  • Management: Miriam Pascual
  • External experts:
    • Pablo Romero: Assistant Artistic Director ABAO Ópera Bilbao. Former singer and former head of the vocal department of CBL Management, artists agency based in London)
    • Waut Koeken: Intendant Opera Zuid

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Performance in simulated audition

MAA 2. Opera production experience: pianist, conductors, directors, stage designers

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • January – February – March 2021

To experience the different sides of your profession in the context of an opera production. The students will learn the key skills to perform their role in the context of the interdisciplinary art form par excellence. Specialization is required from all those who take part in an opera production, regarding to technical and stylistic skills.

During this workshop the participants prepare a complete opera (Title TBA)

Open for:

  • 1 or 2 conductors
  • 1 or 2 directors
  • 1 or 2 repetiteurs
  • 1 or 2 stage designers

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

The coaching includes:

  • working with a professional conductor/director
  • a professional stage director individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
  • language coaching (depending on the language of the programmed opera)
  • Project Management basic skills and career strategy (subject Your Art as a Business)

The module will conclude with 4 fully staged performances of the opera, accompanied by the orchestra of the Maastricht Conservatorium, in collaboration with Opera Zuid.

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

In addition, an interactive workshop dealing with artistic entrepreneurship, self- promotion via social media and branding will be offered. This will give young artists the tools and skills to develop their artistic careers and to bring classical music to the core of society.

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Public performance

MAA 1. Take the chance to shine on stage: Performing a role in a fully staged opera

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • January – February – March 2021

Perform a leading role in a fully staged opera with ensemble.

During this workshop the participants prepare a complete opera (title to be determined).

Open for:

  • 1 or 2 singers from the EOA can participate, next to our own singing and acting students.

The coaching includes:

  • working with a (professional) conductor
  • a professional stage director
  • individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
    • First 6 weeks include 15 hours of training by main subject teachers and opera coach.
    • Next 6 weeks working on the production

The workshop will conclude with 4 fully staged performances of the opera, accompanied by the ensemble of the Maastricht Conservatorium, in collaboration with Opera Zuid.

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

In addition, an interactive workshop dealing with artistic entrepreneurship, self- promotion via social media and branding will be offered. This will give young artists the tools and skills to develop their artistic careers and to bring classical music to the core of society.

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Keep in mind that you can apply with your own repertoire.

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Public performance