STO 2. Site specific opera performance

Period of the EOA module in 2024 – 2025:

  • 2nd of September-2nd of November 2024 (possible extension to 19/1 2024 for a full term )
  • Open for: 1 to 3 vocal students

In this module, the singer students explore how working in other venues and spaces than the opera theatre can influence the music-dramatic expression. The students work on selected Opera scenes with a stage director and an opera coach/pianist,  and bring their work into the chosen venue to  stage a performance for a small audience. The students, together with the  teachers,  take an active part in deciding how to use the chosen space and how to place the audience in the performance. The module, besides the stage work in preparation for the performance, includes singing lessons, musical interpretation sessions. It also includes coaching in Italian lyric diction where appropriate to the chosen repertoire. The repertoire is for the performance is chosen in June, in dialogue with the students.

The module can be extended to include the entire term january December with  work on a staged concert with conductor and piano or orchestra.

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

  Stina Ancker,  Assistant professor of music dramatic performance

                    Martin Hellström, Assistant professor of musical performance

  1. 120 hours

13,5-30  ECTS


Possible extras:

  • seminars on aspects of opera as an artform and of the opera singer’s profession

  • seminars on artistic research

Entrance examination:

We choose our EOA-students via recorded material. With the application we need recordings of sound and video.


  • Sound: Wav or
  • Video: Mov or mp4

Description of final examination:

  • Students are examined through the staged performance in the chosen space, through the staged concert and a subsequent reflective discussion in the group and individually

Teaching language/ Required level of language:

  • Communication language: EN, level 5

Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included / excluded in this price:

  • There are no tuition fees for EU/EES citizens
Module Code : STO 2
Institution : Stockholm
Dates : 02 September – 02 November 2024 (possible extension 19 January 2025)
Student : Singer
Language : English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Performance
Module Type : Opera performance