STO 4. Full Opera production

Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

Spring semester 2024:

  • 21 of February -12  of June 2024 (possible extension to the whole term-beginning 16 January)

Open for:

1 or 2 vocal students

 

Content:

This course offers an opportunity to perform an opera role in a full-scale production with a professional symphony orchestra at a Swedish theatre. The module consists of a period of musical preparation with vocal coaching and musical interpretation sessions, followed by role analysis and stage rehearsals, led by a professional director and conductor. The performance is produced with orchestra, sets, lighting, costume and make up.

The repertoire will be decided in Autumn 2023.

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

  • Stina Ancker, Assistant professor of music dramatic performance
  • Majsan Dahling, Lecturer of musical interpretation
  • Martin Hellström, Assistant Professor of musical interpretation

Possible extra’s beside the module:

  • Seminars on aspects of opera as an artform and of the opera singer’s profession
  • Audition training
  • Individual artistic reflection project (documented by short essay) under supervision

Number of ECTS:

24-30 ECTS

Ca. 170 hours

Entrance examination:

We choose our EOA-students via recorded material. With the application we need recordings of sound and video. Formats:

  • Sound: Wav or AIFF
  • Video: Mov or mp4

Description of the final Examination:

  • Students are examined through the staged performance and through a group seminar on the learning outcomes of the course.

Teaching language/ Required level of language:

  • Communication language: EN, level 5

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

There are no tuition fees for EU/EES citizens

STO 3. Opera performance with orchestra and conductor

Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

  • 15 January – 15 March 2024 (with possible extension to 02 June 2024)

Open for:

  • 1 to 3 vocal students

Content:

In this module, the student singers work in a production in cooperation with student conductors and musicians from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a professional stage director.

The repertoire for the project will consist of longer excerpts from 2-3 different operas, conceptually merged into one opera performance. The module includes preparatory work,  musical rehearsals with our teachers in musical interpretation and the conductor students, as well as singing lessons.

The course also contains language coaching, both individually and in group.

A production period of 5-6 weeks follows, consisting of stage work and orchestral rehearsals leading up to a fully staged performance with lighting, costumes and makeup.

Repertoire will be selected in mid-autumn of 2023

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

  • Wilhelm Carlsson, Professor of music dramatic performance
  • Majsan Dahling, Lecturer of musical performance

Number or ECTS:

18 ECTS

Ca. 108 hours

Possible extra’s beside the module:

  • Movement classes
  • Seminars on aspects of opera as an art form and of the opera singer’s profession

 

Entrance examination:

We choose our EOA-students via recorded material. With the application we need recordings of sound and video. Formats:

  • Sound: Wav or AIFF
  • Video: Mov or mp4

 

Description of the final Examination:

Students are examined through the staged performance and through a group seminar on the learning outcomes of the course.

Teaching language/ Required level of language:

Communication language: EN, level 5

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

It is against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

STO 2. Site specific opera performance

Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

Autumn semester 2023:

  • 28 August – 28 October 2023 (possible extension to 12/1 2024)
  • Open for: 1 to 3 vocal students

Content:

In this module, the singer students explore how working in other venues and spaces than the opera theatre can influence music-dramatic expression. The students work on selected Opera scenes with a stage director and an opera coach/pianist, and bring their work into the chosen venue to stage a performance for a small audience. The students, together with the teachers, take an active part in deciding how to use the chosen space and how to place the audience in the chosen space.  Recently the venue has been the “Reactor Hall” of the Stockholm institute of Technology, an underground former nuclear reactor plant, now an exciting cultural venue for the Institute of Technology. The module, besides the stage work in preparation for the performance, includes singing lessons, musical interpretation sessions. It also includes coaching in Italian lyric diction where appropriate to the chosen repertoire. The repertoire is for the performance is chosen in June and will be based on the vocal and dramatic needs of the students.

The module can be extended to include the entire term  into December with  work on a staged concert with conductor and piano or orchestra.

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

  • Stina Ancker, Assistant professor of music dramatic performance
  • Martin Hellström, Assistant professor of musical performance

Number of ECTS:

13,5-30  ECTS

  1. 120 hours

 

Possible extras:

  • seminars on aspects of opera as an artform and of the opera singer’s profession
  • seminars on artistic research

Entrance examination:

We choose our EOA-students via recorded material. With the application we need recordings of sound and video. Formats:

  • Sound: Wav or AIFF
  • Video: Mov or mp4

Description of final examination:

  • Students are examined through the staged performance in the chosen space, through the staged concert and a subsequent reflective discussion in the group and

Teaching language/ Required level of language:

  • Communication language: EN, level 5

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

  • There are no tuition fees for EU/EES citizens

STO 1. Italian opera scenes – language, expression, communication

Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

Autumn semester 2023:

  • 28 August – 28 of December 2023 (possible extension to 15th of January 2024)

Open for:

1-3 vocal students

Content:

Explore the connections between language, music, acting and movement through scenes from Italian Opera and recitative. You will work with language, musical performance, acting, vocal skills and stage movement in parallel, often with several teachers cooperating in the same session. The module will contain:

  • Investigation of the influence of language on stage thought, action and performance
  • vocal coaching and musical preparation of opera scenes in original language, individually and in group
  • Practical role analysis and stage work
  • Stage movement classes
  • An intensive course is focusing on the secco recitative. The course gives methods for preparation, musically and language-wise, as well as methods for achieving spontaneity and meaning in the performance of recitative through improvisational methods
  • Performing arias and select ensembles in a concert with an orchestra
  • Performing opera scenes with piano in our studio theatre

The repertoire is selected to suit the students in the course. The repertoire will be discussed and decided in June.

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

  • Patrik Sörling, stage director, assistant professor of stage movement
  • Giuseppina Penta, language coach, senior lecturer of Italian lyric diction
  • Christine Morgan, assistant professor of musical interpretation

Number of ECTS:

13,50-30 ECTS

  1. 120 hours

Possible extra’s beside the module:

  • Seminars on opera as an art form and the opera singer’s profession with invited guests from the professional field
  • Seminars on performance psychology for singers

Entrance examination:

We choose our EOA-students via recorded material. With the application we need recordings of sound and video. Formats:

  • Sound: Wav or AIFF
  • Video: Mov or mp4

 

Description of the final Examination:

Students are examined through the performance of the Italian opera scenes, the concert with orchestra and a reflective seminar.

Teaching language/ Required level of language:

Communication language: EN, level 5

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

  • There are no tuition fees for EU/EES citizens