MAA 1. Performance of a role in a fully staged opera with orchestra

Period of the EOA module in 2024-2025:

January – February – March 2025

Period of production: (Dates to be updated
  • First Musical Rehearsal: 22 January 2025
  • Generals: 01 and 02 March 2025
  • Performances (and exams): 04 and 05 March 2025

Description of the EOA module:

Perform a leading role in an opera. A complete opera production, starting with comprehensive musical rehearsals led by maestro Federico Santi followed by an intensive staging period, and resulting in performances of the complete work with orchestra.

This module will focus on the cohesion between musical style and stagecraft, allowing for character development from two different perspectives. The final performance should result in a fully realised character, both vocally and acting-wise.

Open for:

Min. 2 – Max. 4 singers from the EOA can participate, next to our own singing and acting students.

Title to be performed: 


Kind of voice and role:

  • all

The module includes:

  • working with a (professional) conductor
  • a professional stage director
  • First 6 weeks include 15 hours of training by main subject teachers and opera coach.
  • Next 6 weeks working on the production

Names of the professors of this module:

  • Musical Director: Federico Santi
  • Conductor: Enrico Delamboye
  • Stage director: Barbara Haveman
  • Vocal coaches: Yvonne Schiffelers, Susanne Schimmack, Axel Everaert, Raimund Nolte

Possible extras besides the module:

  • individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
  • workshop dealing with artistic entrepreneurship, self-promotion via social media and branding will be offered. This will give young artists the tools and skills to develop their artistic careers and bring classical music to the core of society.


Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

  • 20-30 hours of production rehearsals per week


Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire list
  • 2 Videos. NOTE: Repertoire for the application upon your choice.

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Public performance

Teaching language and Required level of language:

Working language will be English; the ability to work and rehearse with ease in English is required.

B2 level according to CEFR.

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

Available through Erasmus. Living costs to be covered by applicant.

Deadline for applications:

  • 1st deadline: 08 May 2024
  • 2nd deadline: 15 October 2024

Deadline for expected answers: 

  • 1st deadline: 01 June 2024
  • 2nd deadline: 15 October 2024
Module Code : MAA 1
Institution : Maastricht
Dates : January – February – March 2025
Student : Singer
Language : English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Performance
Module Type : Professional training