RIG 2. Baroque Opera Studio in Riga

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • August – December 2020
  • February – June 2021

Baroque opera studio – joint module in collaboration with Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Baroque opera production in collaboration with the orchestra Collegium Musicum Riga.

Repertoire – Jean Batiste Lully “Armide”, Claudio Monteverdi “Il ritorno d`Ulisse In Patria”

Collaboration with professional baroque orchestra

Maris Kupčs, Head of Early music department, Collegium Musicum Riga Teachers of LMTA.

Possible extras beside the module

Lessons of Rhetoric, Ornamentation, Vocal training, Baroque music interpretation training, Basso continuo, Baroque dance and gestures

Minimum and maximum number of students

  • 2-3 EOA students
    • Previous background in Baroque singing required

30 ECTs per semester

Application deadline and requirements

April 1, 2020

Application form Recordings (DVD, YouTube) Artistic CV

Description of the final examination

Public performance of baroque opera either in Bauska Castle or in one of Riga concert halls /churches

Total Expenses of the EOA module:

EUR 1360 p/semester (travel and subsistence not) Free for Erasmus + students and trainees.

RIG 1. Russian Language in Opera fragments of Russian Composers

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • Autumn semester September 1 – December 23, 2020
  • Spring semester    February 1- June 15, 2021

Russian language phonetics and training in opera fragments of Russian composers /N. Rimski-Korsakov, P. Tchaikovski, S. Prokofiev etc./ together with local students. Daily lessons in Opera studio “Figaro”.

Possibility to participate in rehearsals/performances of “The Queen of Spades” at the National Opera.

Possibility to master Russian language: perception, listening, speaking, reading, communication skills.

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

  • Singing lessons – opera repertoire vocal coaching
  • Work with pianist
  • Acting skills
  • Stage movement and dance
  • Contemporary ear training techniques
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Chamber singing

Specialty 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.

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

Possible extra’s beside the module

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

Minimum and maximum number of students

  • 1 – 2 max

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module

  • According to study programme
  • Number of ECTS within bachelor/ master accreditation
  • 24 – 30 ECTS (depending on courses selected)

Deadline of application and requirements

April 1, 2020

Recordings (DVD, YouTube) Application form

Artistic CV

Description of the final examination

Public performance of opera fragment/s.

Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included / excluded in this price

EUR 1360 p/semester (travel and subsistence not included)

Free for ERASMUS + students and trainees.