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

Period of the EOA module in 2021-2022:

  • 11th of March to 11th of July 2022

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. Soon it will be fully announced.

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.)

Number of ECTS:

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

Description of final examination:

Full staged Opera.

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.

Module Code : POR 2
Institution : Porto
Dates : Mar-Jul 2022
Student : Singer
Language : English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Acting
Module Type : Opera production