VAL 5. Experience in an opera production: assistant stage direction

(Title to be announced)

Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:

From 1 March 2024 to 30 April 2024

(Easter holidays from 29 March to 8 April 2024)

Description of the EOA module:

  • Specific training working in the preparation of a fully staged opera production (title to be announced).
  • This includes:
    • Spanish language training
    • Working with the scenic director, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, and the producer, as well as the singers, pianists and the choir
    • Ensemble rehearsals with the orchestra, stage director, conductor, choir and singers
    • Dress rehearsal with the orchestra, stage director, conductor, choir and singers

Opera performances in our Auditorium and other venues

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses:

Valencia is a major cultural centre and encourages immersion into the professional opera and music scene:  Palau de les Arts Opera House, concerts and presentations by major international musicians,..

In addition, there are many events and festivals throughout the year (i.e. Las Fallas). With a rich history in modern architectural masterpieces (City of Arts and Sciences), Valencia’s deep, multicultural roots, cosmopolitan flavor, and warm climate to make it a true Mediterranean gem.

Also, Valencia is one of Spain’s (and Europe’s) most affordable cities for student accommodation.

Names of the professors of this module: 

  • Stage director: Jaume Martorell
  • Costume designer: Miguel Ángel Jiménez
  • Producer: TBA
  • Set designer: TBA
  • Lightning designer: TBA

Possible extras besides the module:

Masterclasses

Participation in other projects:

  • “Ópera sofa”: Concerts of highlights from operas performed in other venues.

Attending opera performances at Palau de les Arts

Exchange and collaboration with other students of the Conservatory working on the same production

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module: 

Teaching: The first 8 weeks

  • Spanish language training
  • Working with the scenic director, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, and the producer, as well as the singers, pianists and the choir

Production: The following 4 weeks

  • Ensemble rehearsals with piano, stage director, conductor, choir and singers
  • Ensemble rehearsals with the orchestra, stage director, conductor, choir and singers
  • Dress rehearsal with the orchestra, stage director, conductor, choir and singers

Opera performances in our Auditorium and other venues

Number of ECTS: 

25 ECTS

Entrance examination:

Contact the coordinator:

Charo Vallés

master.opera@csmvalencia.es

The materials to submit with your application are:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two Videos (it can be a link to YouTube or any other platform)

Deadline:

  • 1st deadline: 1 June  2023
  • 2nd deadline: 15 September 2023

Date for expected answers:

  • 1st deadline: 15 June 2023
  • 2nd deadline: 30 September 2023

Description of the final Examination:

Public performance of a fully staged chamber opera at the Concert Hall of the Conservatory Superior of Music

Teaching language:

Spanish, English, Italian, French and German

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

  • Free for students in Erasmus Programme
  • Module is available within an Erasmus exchange
Module Code : VAL 5
Institution : Valencia
Dates : 1 March – 30 April 2024
Student : 1 – 2 students
Language : Spanish, English, Italian
Activity : Operatic practice / Acting / Performance/ Stage direction
Module Type : Opera production