RIG 2. Baroque Opera Studio in Riga

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • August – December 2022
  • February – June 2023

Baroque opera studio – joint module in collaboration with Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Baroque opera production in collaboration with the orchestra Collegium Musicum Riga. Collaboration with professional baroque orchestra. Participation in the intensive concert activities and festivals of early music.


17th Century Opera Prologues:

  • Claudio Monteverdi – Orfeo & Poppea;
  • Francesco Cavalli – Calisto;
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully – Atys & Alceste.


Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

The only professional baroque orchestra in the Baltics, extremely active performing activities, rich experience of baroque opera productions, early music festivals.

Possible extras beside the module

Lessons of Rhetoric, Ornamentation, Vocal training, Baroque music interpretation training, Basso continuo, Baroque dance and gestures.

Minimum and maximum number of students: 

2-3 EOA students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module: Depending on the selected courses

Number of ECTs within accreditation: 

20-30 ECTs per semester

Entrance examination: 

EOA application (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)

Description of the final examination

Public performance of baroque opera either in Bauska Castle or in one of Riga concert halls /churches.

According to the selected study courses on the curriculum.

Teaching language/Required level of language: English at least B2

Total Expenses of the EOA module

  • EUR 1360 p/semester (travel and subsistence not);
  • free for Erasmus + students and trainees. (Students and trainees must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs). 
Module Code : RIG 2
Institution : Riga
Dates : August – December 2022 OR February – June 2023
Student : Singer
Language : English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Performance
Module Type : Opera production