LOD 1. CPL – Contemporary Performance Laboratory

Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:

  • 15 Feb – 31 May 2024

Module allows to use all potential of vocal and kinaesthetic art in the area of contemporary music including performative arts like improvised singing, dancing and acting. Module is strongly connected with expanding voice and body abilities during an artistic creation. Inspired by postulate of Jerzy Grotowski and his Laboratory Theater the module will give to the young artist an extraordinary way of creating a role by using all the gamut of stage expression. The module is dedicated to singers and dancers. The module is based on discovering an archetypical primeval intentions and visions as a main factor in creating an artistic performance.

Module includes singing and dance lesson, musical improvisation, movement and dance improvisation, performative arts laboratory, working with piano coach, full breath&body&mind workshop, history of modern music educational programme.

EOA students will be offered a tailor-made programme:

Singing and dancing lessons.

Performative actions including improvised singing, dance and acting in the area of contemporary music

Names of the professors of this module:

  • Urszula Kryger
  • Beata Zawadzka-Kłos
  • Anna Werecka
  • Piotr Miciński
  • Przemysław Rezner
  • Agnieszka Łuczyńska
  • Barczak

Minimum and maximum number of students:

2 – 6 max

Kind of voice and role:

Every kind of voice

Every type of dancer (classical, modern)

Deadline for application and requirements:

  • 08 May 2023
  • Recordings (DVD, YouTube), application form, artistic CV

Description of the final examination

  • Public performance of opera fragment/s

 

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

  • Module is available within an Erasmus exchange (SMS or SMP).

Note! Please, contact your Erasmus office as early as possible in order to be qualified in time for Erasmus scholarship.

  • Module could be also available as postgraduate studies. The fee is then approx. 2000 EUR (travel and living costs not included).

Number of ECTS:

25 ECTS

Student: 

Singer

Language: 

English, Italian, German

Activity:

Training / Operatic practice / Performance

ANT 1. Northern Lights

Scandinavian Lied & Opera Festival: Grieg, Sibelius and beyond


Name and place of institution:

Royal Conservatory, Antwerp – Belgium

Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:

Online courses available from 16 October 2023

Online social community to prepare the physical exchange
November 11-15, 2023 (5 physical days)

Description of the EOA module

AN EXCITING EXPLORATION OF THE FASCINATING REPERTOIRE OF THE NORDIC LANDS!

This module gives a rare and special opportunity to dive into Scandinavia’s rich Vocal Music traditions. Non-Nordic singers will receive specific training in sung Scandinavian languages and styles by native speakers and Nordic music specialists.

    Kind of voice:

    All

    Speciality of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe: 

    Unique colleagues from Iceland and Stockholm, online component on Scandinavian repertoire, the first overview of the languages, pronunciation, and historical context.

    Professors involved in this module:

    • Susanne Schimmack
    • Gary Jankowski
    • Michelle Losier
    • Anne Cambier
    • Sabrina Avantario
    • Guest lecturers: Gunnar Gudbjörnsson and Martin Hellström
    • Aaron Wajnberg

    Possible extras besides the module:

    Students taking part in this module can request to join the regular activities of the department.

    Minimum and maximum number of EOA students: 

    1-5 students

    Number of teaching production hours of the EOA module: 

    • Online: 3-4 hours
    • Live: 25 hours
    • Peer/video feedback: 5 hours

    Number of ECTs: 

    3 ECTs

    Entrance examination: 

    Apply through EASY with the clear mention of  the EOA-module.

    Description of the final examination: 

    Participants are evaluated based on their participation in the online offer and the live courses. The module will culminate into a final performance with Scandinavian repertoire by a selection of participants.

    Teaching language and Required level of language:

    English B2

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

    Taking part in the module is free but students need to pay for travel and accommodation themselves. They can apply for a grant at their home institution.

    We can administratively support your application for a short blended mobility if your institution provides this offer.

    Deadline for applications:

    • 1st deadline: 8th of May 2023
    • 2nd deadline: 1st of September (still possible via EASY as well)

    Date for expected answers: 

    • 1st deadline: 1st of June
    • 2nd deadline: 30th of September

    VAL 2. Performance of an operatic role in a fully staged opera production

    Title and roles: Il viaggio a Reims by G. Rossini

    • Conte di Libenskof (tenor)
    • Cavaliere Belfiore (tenor)
    • Lord Sidney (bass)
    • Don Alvaro (bass)
    • Barone di Trombonok (buffo)

    Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

    • From 15 January 2024 to 30 April 2024 (Easter holidays from 29 March to 08 April 2024)

    Description of the EOA module:

    Professional training and preparation for an opera role, concluding with the performance of a fully staged opera production (title to be announced).

    This includes:

    • Singing lessons
    • Repertoire lessons
    • Acting
    • Language coaching
    • Musical rehearsals with the conductor, pianists and the orchestra.
    • Stage rehearsals with the stage director, the conductor and the pianists.

    In order to study the specific roles of the production.

     

    Kind of voice and role (Title and roles to be announced):

    • Tenor
    • Baritone
    • Bass

    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, Miquel Carbonell, Francesc Gamón
    • Conductor: Juan Pablo Hellín
    • Stage director: Jaume Martorell, Araceli Bergillos

     

    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 3 students

    Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

     

    Teaching: The first 9 weeks

    • Working with the singing teachers
    • Working with the opera coaches
    • Working with the conductor and vocal coaches
    • Working with the stage director and vocal coaches

    Production: The following 4 weeks

    • Ensemble rehearsals with the singers and conductor
    • Ensemble rehearsals with the singers and stage director

     

    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:

    • 1st deadline: 01 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 exchangeG. 

    VAL 1. Performance of an operatic role in a fully staged chamber opera production or Opera Sofá: opera highlights (with piano accompaniment) (Singers)

    Title/s to be announced

    Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

    From 01 October 2023 to 22 December 2023

    Description of the EOA module:

    Professional training and preparation for an opera role, concluding with the performance of a fully staged chamber opera production (title to be announced).

    This includes:

    • Singing lessons
    • Repertoire lessons
    • Acting
    • Language coaching
    • Musical rehearsals with the conductor, pianists and/or instrumental ensemble.
    • Stage rehearsals with the stage director, the conductor and the pianists.
    • Performance with piano accompaniment or instrumental ensemble

    In order to study the specific roles of the production.

     

    Kind of voice and role (Title and roles to be announced):

    • Tenor
    • Baritone

    Title: L’adelaide by Vivaldi. 

    This project includes performances in Madrid and Valencia.

    The 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, Miquel Carbonell, Francesc Gamón
    • Conductor: Juan Pablo Hellín
    • Stage director: Jaume Martorell, Araceli Bergillos

     

    Possible extras beside the module:

    • Masterclasses
    • Concerts at different venues in Valencia
    • 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 3 students

    Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

    Teaching: The first 8 weeks

    • Working with the singing teachers
    • Working with the opera coaches
    • Working with the conductor and vocal coaches
    • Working with the stage director and vocal coaches

    Production: The following 4 weeks

    • Ensemble rehearsals with the singers and conductor
    • Ensemble rehearsals with the singers and stage director

     

    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:

    • First: June 01 2023
    • Second: September 01 2023

    Date for expected answers:

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

    Description of the final Examination:

    • Public performance
    • Permanent Artistic Evaluation

     

    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

    STO 4. Full Opera production

    Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

    Spring semester 2024:

    • 21 of February -12  of June 2024 (possible extension to the whole term-beginning 16 January)

    Open for:

    1 or 2 vocal students

     

    Content:

    This course offers an opportunity to perform an opera role in a full-scale production with a professional symphony orchestra at a Swedish theatre. The module consists of a period of musical preparation with vocal coaching and musical interpretation sessions, followed by role analysis and stage rehearsals, led by a professional director and conductor. The performance is produced with orchestra, sets, lighting, costume and make up.

    The repertoire will be decided in Autumn 2023.

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

    • Stina Ancker, Assistant professor of music dramatic performance
    • Majsan Dahling, Lecturer of musical interpretation
    • Martin Hellström, Assistant Professor of musical interpretation

    Possible extra’s beside the module:

    • Seminars on aspects of opera as an artform and of the opera singer’s profession
    • Audition training
    • Individual artistic reflection project (documented by short essay) under supervision

    Number of ECTS:

    24-30 ECTS

    Ca. 170 hours

    Entrance examination:

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

    • Sound: Wav or AIFF
    • Video: Mov or mp4

    Description of the final Examination:

    • Students are examined through the staged performance and through a group seminar on the learning outcomes of the course.

    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

    STO 3. Opera performance with orchestra and conductor

    Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

    • 15 January – 15 March 2024 (with possible extension to 02 June 2024)

    Open for:

    • 1 to 3 vocal students

    Content:

    In this module, the student singers work in a production in cooperation with student conductors and musicians from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a professional stage director.

    The repertoire for the project will consist of longer excerpts from 2-3 different operas, conceptually merged into one opera performance. The module includes preparatory work,  musical rehearsals with our teachers in musical interpretation and the conductor students, as well as singing lessons.

    The course also contains language coaching, both individually and in group.

    A production period of 5-6 weeks follows, consisting of stage work and orchestral rehearsals leading up to a fully staged performance with lighting, costumes and makeup.

    Repertoire will be selected in mid-autumn of 2023

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

    • Wilhelm Carlsson, Professor of music dramatic performance
    • Majsan Dahling, Lecturer of musical performance

    Number or ECTS:

    18 ECTS

    Ca. 108 hours

    Possible extra’s beside the module:

    • Movement classes
    • Seminars on aspects of opera as an art form and of the opera singer’s profession

     

    Entrance examination:

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

    • Sound: Wav or AIFF
    • Video: Mov or mp4

     

    Description of the final Examination:

    Students are examined through the staged performance and through a group seminar on the learning outcomes of the course.

    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:

    It is against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

    STO 2. Site specific opera performance

    Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

    Autumn semester 2023:

    • 28 August – 28 October 2023 (possible extension to 12/1 2024)
    • Open for: 1 to 3 vocal students

    Content:

    In this module, the singer students explore how working in other venues and spaces than the opera theatre can influence 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 chosen space.  Recently the venue has been the “Reactor Hall” of the Stockholm institute of Technology, an underground former nuclear reactor plant, now an exciting cultural venue for the Institute of Technology. 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 and will be based on the vocal and dramatic needs of the students.

    The module can be extended to include the entire term  into 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

    Number of ECTS:

    13,5-30  ECTS

    1. 120 hours

     

    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. Formats:

    • Sound: Wav or AIFF
    • 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

    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

    STO 1. Italian opera scenes – language, expression, communication

    Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024:

    Autumn semester 2023:

    • 28 August – 28 of December 2023 (possible extension to 15th of January 2024)

    Open for:

    1-3 vocal students

    Content:

    Explore the connections between language, music, acting and movement through scenes from Italian Opera and recitative. You will work with language, musical performance, acting, vocal skills and stage movement in parallel, often with several teachers cooperating in the same session. The module will contain:

    • Investigation of the influence of language on stage thought, action and performance
    • vocal coaching and musical preparation of opera scenes in original language, individually and in group
    • Practical role analysis and stage work
    • Stage movement classes
    • An intensive course is focusing on the secco recitative. The course gives methods for preparation, musically and language-wise, as well as methods for achieving spontaneity and meaning in the performance of recitative through improvisational methods
    • Performing arias and select ensembles in a concert with an orchestra
    • Performing opera scenes with piano in our studio theatre

    The repertoire is selected to suit the students in the course. The repertoire will be discussed and decided in June.

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

    • Patrik Sörling, stage director, assistant professor of stage movement
    • Giuseppina Penta, language coach, senior lecturer of Italian lyric diction
    • Christine Morgan, assistant professor of musical interpretation

    Number of ECTS:

    13,50-30 ECTS

    1. 120 hours

    Possible extra’s beside the module:

    • Seminars on opera as an art form and the opera singer’s profession with invited guests from the professional field
    • Seminars on performance psychology for singers

    Entrance examination:

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

    • Sound: Wav or AIFF
    • Video: Mov or mp4

     

    Description of the final Examination:

    Students are examined through the performance of the Italian opera scenes, the concert with orchestra and a reflective seminar.

    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

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

    Period of the EOA module in 2023-2024:

    • 11 of March to 16 of July 2024

    The Opera Production for 2023-2024: 

    • Canto Lusitano by António Vitorino de Almeida

    Open for: 1-4 vocal students (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)

    Content:

    The module aims 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 and it will be fully announced soon.

    Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

    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 2023-2024, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

    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.

    Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

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

     

    Number of ECTS

    20 ECTS

     

    Entrance examination

    Video recording or link to video recording

    Description of the final examination

    Public performance on stage with piano.

    Teaching language

    English – level 3

    Total expenses of the EOA

    1) This module is available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level) only during the academic year 2023/24.

    2) Prices are applicable for 2023-2024.

    3) Prices do not include travel or living expenses

    POR 1. Preparing Operatic Roles

    Methodology: Improvisation, Movement, Vocality and E-Motion Arousal as a Body and Vocal approach to Opera Singing and Opera Making

     

    Period of the EOA module in 2023 – 2024: 

    08 October 2023 to 28 January 2024

    Open for:

    1-3 vocal students

    Description of the module: 

    a. Vocal Performance with Technical Supervision 

    The aim of this section of the module is to facilitate vocal improvement through the use of improvisation, movement, emotional arousal accurate vocal technique in accordance with the preparation and performance of specialized operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire. Special attention will be given to technical problems, vocal characterization, style and interpretation as well as performance practices. The focus of this module will also be on vocal improvement and on vocal technique within the preparation and performance of operatic roles. The emphasis is on artistry and the process of the vocal training through the preparation of operatic roles). Other genres of vocal repertoire such as Lied, Song and Chanson may also be part of a specialized vocal study. This module has as the goal to enable the student autonomy, both in achieving methodological processes as well as the consolidation of a vocal as well as an artistic identity.

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

    • António Salgado
    • Rui Taveira

    B. Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles 

    The aim of this section of the module is to facilitate the student’s artistic autonomy both in methodological processes as well as the consolidation of an artistic identity. Through an organization of their knowledge and skills (creative, sensory and cognitive) the student will be able to develop interpretative operatic roles taking in account previous dramaturgic assumptions for the purpose of live performance.

    • Master a variety of techniques of movement and acting.
    • Develop somatic and emotional body-mind approaches to performance practice
    • Increase awareness of the poetic universe of the performer
    • Develop the singular nature of each opera singer during live performance and during collective interaction.

    The main purpose of this module is to consolidate the performer skills, giving a particular focus to the work on stage in the interaction with the director and the maestro. Issues of scenic presence in relation with the scene/stage will also be explored. Scenic experimentation through body movement, improvisation, vocality and the arousing of emotion will bring the student a new approach to Opera and Opera making. This module will enable the student to experience a live performance in front of an audience.

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

    • Claire Bynion
    • António Salgado
    • Claudia Marisa
    • António Durães

    Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

    1-3 vocal students

    Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

    10-12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work

     

    Number of ECTS within master accreditation

    20 ECTS

     

    Entrance examination

    Video recording or link to video recording

     

    Description of the final examination

    Public performance on stage with piano

    Teaching language

    English – level 3

    • This module is only available within Erasmus exchange (Master´s level), during the academic year 2022/23.
    • Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling cost