HAM 1. Singing and acting, German/Italian Repertoire

Period of the EOA module in 2021-2022

  • October 2022 – March 2023 (winter semester)
  • April 2023 – July 2023 (summer semester)

Open for:

1-3 vocal students

Content:

  • German Repertoire (Lortzing – Morzart – Wagner) and Italian Repertoire (Monteverdi – Mozart –  Bellini)
  • Role studies, ensemble studies; work on recitatives, accurate understanding of texts and sheet music, discussion of style and musical Gestus (gestures / attitude).
  • Theatrical and musical performance
  • Phonetics, dialogue training

A small production takes place at the theatre of the Musikhochschule at the end of the winter semester.

At the end of the summer semester, a big opera production is staged with a professional orchestra and conductor, with a total of 9 performances at the academy’s own theatre (450 seats)

The subject of theatrical and musical performance is taught jointly by the theatrical performance lecturer and the lecturer for role studies. Exchange of views on key issues in music and staging. Interpretation of roles (character development), physical training.

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

  • Prof. Willem Wentzel (Head of Music)
  • Prof. Siegfried Schawab (German Repertoire)
  • Fausto Nardi (Italian Repertoire)

Possible extras:

  • Possible participation in modern music theatre productions
  • A course in MusikTheaterRegie (MTR, music theatre direction)
  • Exchange and collaboration with MTR students

9-14 teaching hours per week

20ECT (Aprox.)

Description of the final examination:

  • Theatrical-musical performance of two music theatre scenes (aria and ensemble)
  • Participation in opera production

Communication languages GE/ EN

Module Code : HAM 1
Institution : Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg
Dates : October, 2022 – March, 2023 (winter semester) OR April, 2023 – July, 2023 (summer semester)
Student : Singers
Language : German and English
Activity : Acting/ Performing
Module Type : Professional Training