STO 4. Full Opera production

Period of the EOA module in 2021-2022:

Spring semester 2022:

  • 21st of February -12th of June 2022

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 2021.

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

Number of ECTS:

24 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:

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

STO 3. Opera Performance with orchestra and conductor

Period of the EOA module in 2021-2022:

  • January 10th -April 13th 2022
  • 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 project will consist of opera scenes from 2-3 different operas, conceptually merged into one opera performance. The module starts with 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 6-7 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 early autumn of 2020.

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

Wilhelm Carlsson, Professor of music dramatic performance

Christine Morgan, Assistant professor of musical interpretation

Number or ECTS:

18 ECTS

Ca. 108 hours

Possible extra’s beside the module:

  • Movement classes
  • 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 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 – Event – Encounter

Period of the EOA module in 2021-2022:

Autumn semester 2021:

  • August 30th – December 19th 2021 (possible extension to 16/1 2022)
  • 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 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 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 module also includes a staged concert with conductor and piano or orchestra.

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

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

  • Stina Ancker, Assistant professor of music dramatic performance
  • Christine Morgan, Assistant professor of musical performance

Number of ECTS:

24-30  ECTS

ca. 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 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: It is 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 2021-2022:

Autumn semester 2021:

  • 30th of August-19th of December 2021 (possible extension until 16th of January 2022)

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 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 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
  • Martin Hellström, assistant professor of musical interpretation

Number of ECTS:

24-30 ECTS

ca. 120  hours

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

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 through 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:

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