STO 4. Opera performance with orchestra and conductor

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • January 13th – April 12th 2020

Open for

  • 1 or 2 vocal students

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 project will consist of opera scenes from 2-3 different operas, conceptually merged into one opera performance. The course starts with preparatory work with vocal coaching with our teachers in musical interpretation and the conductor students.

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

A production period of 6-7 weeks follows, consisting of stage work and orchestral rehearsals leading up to a fully staged performance with lighting, costumes and makeup.

Repertoire, kind of voice and role will be communicated on in August-2020

Possible extra’s beside the module

  • Movement
  • Seminars on aspects of opera as an artform and of the opera singer’s profession.

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

  • Stina Ancker, senior lecturer of music dramatic performance
  • Christine Morgan, senior lecturer of musical interpretation

Ca 108 hours

15 ECTS
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 and a subsequent discussion in the group reflecting on how the singer’s performance of a role is influenced by the interaction with other professional groups in a production.

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

  • Against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

STO 3. Site , event , encounter

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • August 31st– December 19th 2020

Open for

  • 1 or 3 vocal students

In this module, the singer students explore how working in other venues and spaces than the opera theatre  influence the music-dramatic expression. The students, together with a stage director, take an active part in deciding how to use the available spaces and how to place the audience  in the chosen space. 

The module contains singing lessons as well as musical interpretation sessions.

The students work on selected scenes with a stage director, and bring their work into the  chosen venue, and stage a performance for a small audience. Recently the venue has been the “Reactor Hall” of the Stockholm institute of Technology, an exciting underground former nuclear reactor plant, now a cultural venue for the Institute of Technology.

The students will also explore how voice and architecture interact and create new auditive spaces for the performer and the audience.

The module will also include a concert in December, on stage at Hugoteatern, the studio theatre of the school.

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

  • Patrick Söriing, Assistant professor of stage movement
  • Christine Morgan, Assistant professor of musical interpretation
  • Mareike Dobewall, director and stage designer, PhD candidate inOpera

ca. 120 hours

24 ECTS

Possible extras

  • seminars on aspects of opera as an artform 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 final examination:

  • Students are examined through the staged performance in the chosen space, through a second presentation in a new venue, through a concert and a subsequent reflective discussion in the group and individually

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:

  • Against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

STO 2. Full Opera production

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • Spring semester 2021: 1 March – 7 June 2021

Open to

  • 1 or 2 vocal students

This course offers an opportunity to perform an opera role in a full-scale production at Werrmland Opera, an Opera House in Karlstad, in the west of Sweden. The module consists of a period of musical preparation with vocal coaching and interpretation, 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 2020

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

  • Stina ancker, Assistant professor of music dramatic performance
  • Majsan Dahling, Lecturer of musical interpretation
  • Christine Morgan, 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

ca. 170 hours

21 ECTS

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 in the fully staged production

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:

  • Against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

STO 1. Italian Opera scenes , language, expression, communication

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • Autumn semester 2020: 31st August to 19th December

Open for

  • 1-3 vocal students

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 focusing on the secco recitative. We will explore methods for preparation, musically and language-wise, as well as methods for achieving spontaneity and meaning through improvisation.
  • Performing arias and select ensembles with orchestra in the concert hall of the old Academy of Music in Stockholm
  • Performing opera scenes with piano in our studio theatre

The repertoire is selected depending on the students in the course. The repertoire will be discussed and decided in May 2020.

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
  • 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.
  • Seminars on performance psychology for singers

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

  • ca. 100 hours

Number of ECTs

  • 24

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  assessed   continually   through   the   project   and   examined   through a presentation of Italian opera scenes.

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: Against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES