Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:
- 11 of March to 16 of July 2024
The Opera Production for 2023-2024:
- Canto Lusitano by António Vitorino de Almeida
Open for: 1-4 vocal students (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
The module aims 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 2023-2024, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)
Students may attend one, or both, of these theoretical seminars on the subject of Opera and Performance:
- Opera communication systems in history and in actuality: a sociological approach. Seminar given by Prof. Dr. Francisco Melo – Professor of History and Esthetics, at ESMAE
- 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
Video recording or link to video recording
Description of the final examination
Public performance on stage with piano.
English – level 3
Total expenses of the EOA
1) This module is available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level) only during the academic year 2023/24.
2) Prices are applicable for 2023-2024.
3) Prices do not include travel or living expenses