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

Period of the EOA module in 2024-2025:

  • 11 of March to 16 of July 2025

The Opera Production for 2024-2025: 

  • TBC

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 teamwork and cooperation that an opera production requires, and it will make the singer aware of the interaction of all the EOA Modules 2024-2025, 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, or both, of these theoretical seminars on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  1. 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
  2. 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 of individual tuition & 45 hours of group work.

Number of ECTS


Entrance examination

Video recording or link to video recording

Description of the final examination

Public performance on stage with piano.

Teaching language

English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

1) This module is available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level) only during the academic year 20234/25.

2) Prices are applicable for 2024-2025.

3) Prices do not include travel or living expenses

Module Code : POR 2
Institution : Porto
Dates : 11 of March to 16 of July 2025
Student : Singer
Language : English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Acting
Module Type : Opera production