POR 2. Performance of an Operatic Role in fully staged Opera Production with orchestra

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • 1st of March to 15th of July 2023

Open for: 1-4 vocal students (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)


The aim of the Module is for students to work on performing a role and learn to co-operate with conductors, directors and other professional groups through the performances and participation on a fully staged opera.

The Opera for this year is still in negotiation with the National Theatre of Porto: TNSJ and it will be fully announced soon.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

EOA students will participate in this fully staged work and will receive vocal coaching and acting to prepare the specific roles of this production. It will make the EOA student aware of the full team work and cooperation that an opera production requires, and it will make the singer aware of the interaction of all the EOA Modules 2021-2022, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

Possible extras: 

Students may attend one theoretical seminar on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatre and the Coliseum of Porto.

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work.

Number of ECTS: 20 ECTS

The results for the applications of all the Full-staged opera production modules will be given out to the candidates only by the end of September 2022.

Entrance examination:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two video recording or link to video recording
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2023
    • 15th September 2023

Description of final examination: Public performance on stage with piano.

Teaching language: English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

This module is only available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level), during the academic year 2022/23.

Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

Module Code : POR 2
Institution : Porto
Dates : March – July 2023
Student : Singer
Language : English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Acting
Module Type : Opera production