POR 1 B. Preparing Operatic Roles: Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

8th October 2022 to 28th January 2023

B. Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles 

The main purpose of this module is to consolidate the performer skills, giving a particular focus to the work on stage in the interaction with the director and the maestro. Issues of scenic presence in relation with the scene/stage will also be explored. Scenic experimentation through body movement, improvisation, vocality and the arousing of emotion will bring the student a new approach to Opera and Opera making. This module will enable the student to experience a live performance in front of an audience.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

The aim of this section of the module is to facilitate the student’s artistic autonomy both in methodological processes as well as the consolidation of an artistic identity. Through an organization of their knowledge and skills (creative, sensory and cognitive) the student will be able to develop interpretative operatic roles taking in account previous dramaturgic assumptions for the purpose of live performance.

  • Master a variety of techniques of movement and acting.
  • Develop somatic and emotional body-mind approaches to performance practice
  • Increase awareness of the poetic universe of the performer
  • Develop the singular nature of each opera singer during live performance and during collective interaction.

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

  • Claire Bynion
  • António Salgado
  • Claudia Marisa
  • António Durães

Possible extras beside the module

Students may attend one, or both, of these theoretical seminars on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • Opera communication systems in history and in actuality: a sociological approach. Seminar given by Prof. Dr. Mário Vieira de Carvalho – member of the Administrative Counsel of the European Music Theatre Academy and President of CESEM – Center of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Studies
  • The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatre and the Coliseum of Porto.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

1-3 vocal students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work.

Number of ECTS

20 ECTS

Entrance examination

Video recording or link to video recording

Description of final examination

Public performance on stage with piano.

Teaching language

English – level 3

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

8th October 2022 to 28th January 2023

Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles

The main purpose of this module is to consolidate the performer skills, giving a particular focus to the work on stage in the interaction with the director and the maestro. Issues of scenic presence in relation with the scene/stage will also be explored. Scenic experimentation through body movement, improvisation, vocality and the arousing of emotion will bring the student a new approach to Opera and Opera making. This module will enable the student to experience a live performance in front of an audience.

 

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

The aim of this section of the module is to facilitate the student’s artistic autonomy both in methodological processes as well as the consolidation of an artistic identity. Through an organization of their knowledge and skills (creative, sensory and cognitive) the student will be able to develop interpretative operatic roles taking in account previous dramaturgic assumptions for the purpose of live performance.

  • Master a variety of techniques of movement and acting.
  • Develop somatic and emotional body-mind approaches to performance practice
  • Increase awareness of the poetic universe of the performer
  • Develop the singular nature of each opera singer during live performance and during collective interaction.

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

  • Claire Bynion
  • António Salgado
  • Claudia Marisa
  • António Durães

 

Possible extras beside the module

Students may attend one, or both, of these theoretical seminars on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • Opera communication systems in history and in actuality: a sociological approach. Seminar given by Prof. Dr. Mário Vieira de Carvalho – member of the Administrative Counsel of the European Music Theatre Academy and President of CESEM – Center of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Studies
  • The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatre and the Coliseum of Porto.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

1-3 vocal students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work.

Number of ECTS

20 ECTS

Entrance examination

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two video recording or link to video recording
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2022

Description of final examination

Public performance on stage with piano.

Teaching language

English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

  • This module is only available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level), during the academic year 2022/23.
  • Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs

POR 3 B. Preparing an Opera Performance in fully staged Opera Production with orchestra in Porto – Costume, Set and Light Design

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

1st of March to 15th July 2023

Description of the module

Preparation of an Opera Performance in fully staged Opera Production with orchestra in Porto – Costume, Set and Light Desing

Stage Design is, of course, divided according to specialties (Costume, Set and Light Design), and the aim of each module now offered within each specialty is to facilitate technical and artistry improvement through the use of different and specialised techniques and knowledge, according to the philosophy of building up costumes, sets and light designs within the preparation and performance of specialised operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire). The emphasis is on artistry within the process of making an opera. Each year there will be a different Opera Production which will be the aim (Part B) and consequence of this Module development (Part A). This module (within the different specialties now offered) has as the goal to enable the student autonomy, both in achieving methodological processes as well as the consolidation of a Stage Design and an artistic identity. This process will bring the student a new approach to Opera and Opera making, and it will enable the student to experience a live performance in front of an audience.

This Module is only open for those students that have done Part A of the Module and, though, have acquired the knowledge and experience necessary and sufficient to be able to construct costumes, scenery and light designs work for the out coming opera production. Or, for those who can demonstrate through portfolios their ability and knowledge in the construction of costumes, sets and light designs.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

EOA students will participate in a fully staged work and will receive vocal coaching and acting to prepare the specific roles of this production. It will make the EOA student aware of the full team work and cooperation that an opera production requires, and it will make the singer aware of the interaction of all the EOA Modules, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

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

  • Costume Design – Manuela Bronze
  • Set Design: Helder Maia/Marta Silva
  • Light Design: Rui Damas

Possible extras: 

Students may attend one theoretical seminar on the subject of Opera and Performance:

The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatrre and Coliseum of Porto.

 

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

1-4 students

 

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work

Number of ECTS:

Until 20 ECTS

 

Entrance examination

  • CV
  • Portfolio 
  • Video recording or link to video recording
  • Interview (The student will be contacted by ESMAE professors after assessing his/her materials)
  • Deadline: 
    • 15th April 2022
    • 15th September 2022

Teaching language

English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

  • This module is only available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level), during the academic year 2022/23.
  • Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

POR 3 A. Preparing an Operatic Production for Stage Designers: Stage Design with Technical Supervision (Costume, Set and Light Design)

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

8th October 2022 – 28th January 2023

Description of the module

Stage Design with Technical Supervision (Costume, Set and Light Design)

Stage Design is, of course, divided according to specialties (Costume, Set and Light Design), and the aim of each module now offered within each specialty is to facilitate technical and artistry improvement through the use of different and specialised techniques and knowledge, according to the philosophy of building up costumes, sets and light designs within the preparation and performance of specialised operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire). The emphasis is on artistry within the process of making an opera. Each year there will be a different Opera Production which will be the aim (Part B) and consequence of this Module development (Part A). This module (within the different specialties now offered) has as the goal to enable the student autonomy, both in achieving methodological processes as well as the consolidation of a Stage Design and an artistic identity. This process will bring the student a new approach to Opera and Opera making, and it will enable the student to experience a live performance in front of an audience.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

Preparing EOA students to participate in a fully staged work and will receive vocal coaching and acting to prepare the specific roles of this production. It will make the EOA student aware of the full team work and cooperation that an opera production requires, and it will make the singer aware of the interaction of all the EOA Modules, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

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

  • Costume Design – Manuela Bronze
  • Set Design: Helder Maia/Marta Silva
  • Light Design: Rui Damas

Possible extras beside the module

Students may attend one theoretical seminar on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatrre and Coliseum of Porto.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

1-4 students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

  • 10 -12 hours individual tuition
  • 45 hours group work

Number of ECTS within master accreditation

Until 20 ECTS

Entrance examination

  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Video recording or link to video recording
  • Interview (The student will be contacted by ESMAE professors after assessing his/her materials)
  • Deadline: 
    • 15th April 2022

Teaching language

English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

  • This module is only available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level), during the academic year 2022/23.
  • Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

POR 2. Performance of an Operatic Role in fully staged Opera Production with orchestra

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • 1st of March to 15th of July 2023

Open for: 1-4 vocal students (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)

Content:

The aim of the Module is for students to work on performing a role and learn to co-operate with conductors, directors and other professional groups through the performances and participation on a fully staged opera.

The Opera for this year is still in negotiation with the National Theatre of Porto: TNSJ and it will be fully announced soon.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

EOA students will participate in this fully staged work and will receive vocal coaching and acting to prepare the specific roles of this production. It will make the EOA student aware of the full team work and cooperation that an opera production requires, and it will make the singer aware of the interaction of all the EOA Modules 2021-2022, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

Possible extras: 

Students may attend one theoretical seminar on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatre and the Coliseum of Porto.

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work.

Number of ECTS: 20 ECTS

The results for the applications of all the Full-staged opera production modules will be given out to the candidates only by the end of September 2022.

Entrance examination:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two video recording or link to video recording
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2023
    • 15th September 2023

Description of final examination: Public performance on stage with piano.

Teaching language: English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

This module is only available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level), during the academic year 2022/23.

Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

POR 1 A. Preparing Operatic Roles: Vocal Performance with Technical Supervision

Period of the EOA module in 2022-23: 

October 5th, 2022 – January 31st, 2023

Description of the module: 

A.Vocal Performance with Technical Supervision

The aim of this section of the module (considering POR 1A and PORB as a whole) is to facilitate vocal improvement through the use of improvisation, movement, emotional arousal accurate vocal technique in accordance with the preparation and performance of specialised operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire. Special attention will be given to technical problems, vocal characterisation, style and interpretation as well as performance practices. The focus of this module will also be on vocal improvement and on vocal technique within the preparation and performance of operatic roles. The emphasis is on artistry and the process of the vocal training through the preparation of operatic roles). Other genres of vocal repertoire such as Lied, Song and Chanson may also be part of a specialised vocal study. This module has as the goal to enable the student autonomy, both in achieving methodological processes as well as the consolidation of a vocal as well as an artistic identity.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

METHODOLOGY: IMPROVISATION, MOVEMENT, VOCALITY AND E-MOTION AROUSAL AS A BODY AND VOCAL APPROACH TO OPERA SINGING AND OPERA MAKING

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

António Salgado and Rui Taveira

Possible extras beside the module

Students may attend one, or both, of these theoretical seminars on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • Opera communication systems in history and in actuality: a sociological approach. Seminar given by Prof. Dr. Mário Vieira de Carvalho – member of the Administrative Counsel of the European Music Theatre Academy and President of CESEM – Center of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Studies
  • The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatre and the Coliseum of Porto.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

1-3 vocal students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

10-12 hours individual tuition

Number of ECTS within master accreditation

20 ECTS

Entrance examination

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two video recording or link to video recording
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2022

Description of final examination

Public performance on stage with piano

Teaching language

English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

  • This module is only available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level), during the academic year 2022/23.
  • Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs