VAL 2. Performance of an operatic role in a fully staged opera production: Le nozze di figaro by W. A. Mozart

Period of the EOA module in 2021-2022:

  • From 1st February 2022 to 17th April 2022

Description of the EOA module:

  • Training and professional preparation of an opera part, concluded with the performance of a fully staged chamber opera production (title to be announced).
  • This includes:
  • Singing lessons
  • Vocal coaching
  • Acting
  • Language coaching
  • Musical rehearsals with the conductor, pianists and orchestra
  • Scenic rehearsals with the stage director, conductor and pianists.

In order to study the specific roles of the production.

Kind of voice and role:

  • Figaro, baritone
  • Conte, baritone
  • Bartolo, baritone or bass
  • Basilio, tenor
  • Cherubino, mezzosoprano
  • Marcelina, soprano or mezzosoprano

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:

  • Singing: Gloria Fabuel, Carlos López Galarza, Pilar Moral, Amparo Quevedo, Ofelia Sala, Charo Vallés
  • Opera coaches: Laïla Barnat, Carles Budó, Pablo García-Berlanga, Adrià Gràcia, Diego Sánchez
  • Conductor: Francesc Gamón
  • Stage director: Jaume Martorell

Possible extras beside the module

  • Masterclasses
  • Concerts at different venues in Valencia
  • Opera sofa: Performance of opera highlights
  • Attending opera performances at Palau de les Arts
  • Exchange and collaboration with other students of the Conservatory working on the same production.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

  • Minimum 1 student
  • Maximum 6 students (one per each role)

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

Teaching: The first 8 weeks

  • Working with the singing teacher (individual classes)
  • Working with the opera coach (individual classes)
  • Working with the conductor and vocal coach (as a group)
  • Working with the stage director (as a group)

Production: The following 4 weeks

  • Ensemble rehearsals with the conductor
  • Stage-orchestra rehearsals
  • Performances at the Concert Hall of the Conservatory Superior of Music

Number of ECTS within master accreditation:

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:

  • May 31st 2021
  • September 15th 2021

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

Contact person:

Charo Vallés, Coordinator Master Operatic Performance master.opera@csmvalencia.es

Module Code : VAL 2
Institution : Conservatory Superior of Music (Valencia, Spain)
Dates : Feb-May 2022
Student : singers
Language : Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Acting / Performance
Module Type : Opera Production