MAA 2. Opera production experience: collaborative piano

Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:

January – February – March 2024

Period of production:
  • First Musical Rehearsal: 22 January 2024
  • Generals: 01 and 02 March 2024
  • Performances (and exams): 04 and 05 March 2024

Gain hands-on experience as a repetiteur in a fully staged opera. Learn the craft under the baton of maestro Federico Santi and work closely together with the conductor and singers during the rehearsal process to gain insight into the life of an opera pianist.

Title to be performed: 

Hänsel und Gretel  by E. Humperdinck

Open for:

  • 1 or 2 piano students or conducting students with a pianistic background.

The coaching includes:

  • working with a professional conductor/director
  • a professional stage director individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
  • language coaching (depending on the language of the programmed opera)

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 coaching, the possibility to participate in non-opera group and individual lessons as an accompanist.

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

  • 20-30 hours a week of production rehearsals


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

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Videos: 2 pieces accompanying a singer

Final Examination:

  • The piano dress rehearsal
  • Evaluation and feedback from the musical director
  • Certificate of Participation


Teaching language and the Required level of language

English will be the primary language, so the ability to fluently communicate is necessary.

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

Available through Erasmus, living costs are to be covered by the applicant.

Deadline for applications

  • 1st deadline: 08 April 2023
  • 2nd deadline: 15 September 2023


Deadline for expected answers:

  • 1st deadline: 01 June 2023
  • 2nd deadline: 15 October 2023

Module Code : MAA 2
Institution : Maastricht
Dates : January – February – March 2024
Student : Pianist
Language : English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Performance
Module Type : Opera production