REY 2. Opera Ensemble Workshop: Mozart – Blended Intensive Programme

In this Blended Intensive Programme the IUA’s Music department created a workshop to train young opera singers on how to prepare and work on Mozart-ensemble. For this BIP, IUA Reykjavík has worked together with SKH Stockholm and ESMAE Porto. 

                   

Overview of the course:

Period: autumn semester, 26.-30. September 2022

 

Subject: Big ensembles from Mozart operas*:

 

Deadline for applications: 20th April 2022

Voice / roles:

  • 7 sopranos
  • 2 mezzo-sopranos
  • 3 tenors
  • 3 baritons
  • 3 bass baritons
  • 3 bass
Repertoire

Don Giovanni – Finale I, no.13

“Presto, presto, pria ch´ei venga”

  • Masetto (bass baritone)
  • Donna Anna (soprano)
  • Donna Elvira (mezzosoprano)
  • Don Ottavio (tenor)
  • Don Giovanni (baritone)
  • Zerlina (soprano)
  • Leporello (bass baritone)

Così fan tutte – Finale I, no.18

Ah! Che tutta in un momento”

  • Fiordiligi (soprano)
  • Dorabella (mezzosoprano)
  • Despina (soprano)
  • Fernando (tenor)
  • Gugliemo (baritone)
  • Don Alfonso (bass baritone)

Le nozze di Figaro – Finale 2.act, no.16

Signori, di fuori…”

  • Susanna (soprano)
  • La Contessa (soprano)
  • Marcellina (soprano),
  • Basilio (tenor)
  • Il Conte (baritone)
  • Antonio (bass)
  • Bartolo (bass)
  • Figaro (bass)
How is the Blended Intensive programme organised?

The Blended Intensive Programme consists of 3-week virtual component and 1-week Physical activity organised as follows:

Virtual component: 

Online lectures: 1 x week, a total of 3 sessions

  • Week #1 – online lectures: Getting to know the story/caracters. How to prepare?
  • Week #2 – online lecture: Getting to know the style/Mozart. How to sing?
  • Week #3 – online lecture: Getting to know the language. How to sing italian?

Students will get 3-4 online lectures and assignments to prepare before the intensive work-week in Reykjavík. Each participant will work individually on the project as well as in collaboration with with each other. They will get training in character development, and the incorporation of foreign language in opera while working as part of an ensemble. This component also relies on the students forming groups around each scene(project) and collaborating independently online so they can make the most of their learning during the intensive week in Reykjavik.

 

Physical activity

Intensive Opera Workshop, from 26th to 30th September, 2022

  • Week #4 – Intensive Opera-Workshop in Reykjavik

This Opera-Workshop is about working as you would in an operatheater, re-exploring familiar opera-ensembles and find a way to surprise and challenge ourselfs. This is also an opportunity getting to know each other, getting to know different approaches and culture and  building up collaboration and network. The future aim is that the opera-workshop will become a regular collaboration between music universities in Europe in the years to come.

On-site teaching, preparation in each partner institution

Teaching location: IUA Reykjavík, Skipholt 31, music department, Dynjandi lecture hall

Participants: Students of the IUA singing program as well as at least 15 travelling students from partner schools run by EOA.

The coursework includes:

  • Language /diction work
  • Translation, basic music-dramatic structure
  • Musical work with coach, conductor, voice-teachers
  • Exploring the possibilities for basic dramaturgy in the scenes, with the help of movement and improvisation
  • playing with movement and communication between the singers

Mentors:

  • Carolien Drewes (Correpetiteur den Haag)
  • Matthildur Anna Gísladóttir (Correpetiteur  Vocal Performance IUA)
  • Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir (Bodywork, movement, Reykjavík)
  • Martin Hellström (Stockholm University for the arts, opera department)
  • Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir (IUA, Head of Vocal Performance)
  • Antonio Salgado (Head of Vocal studies at ESMAE, Porto)
  • N.N. conductor (ESMAE, Porto)

Click here to download the full description of the BIP and the Week Plan of the Workshop BIP

Practical information:

IUA has recieved organistional support from ERASMUS BIP Funding to develop this programme.

The sending institutions will apply for their own ERASMUS KA131 for the mobility of their participants.

POR 1 B. Preparing Operatic Roles: Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

8th October 2022 to 28th January 2023

B. Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles 

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.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

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.

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

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

Possible extras beside the module

Students may attend one, or both, of these theoretical seminars on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • Opera communication systems in history and in actuality: a sociological approach. Seminar given by Prof. Dr. Mário Vieira de Carvalho – member of the Administrative Counsel of the European Music Theatre Academy and President of CESEM – Center of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Studies
  • 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.

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

20 ECTS

Entrance examination

Video recording or link to video recording

Description of final examination

Public performance on stage with piano.

Teaching language

English – level 3

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

8th October 2022 to 28th January 2023

Acting for Singers in the Preparation of Operatic Roles

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.

 

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

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.

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

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

 

Possible extras beside the module

Students may attend one, or both, of these theoretical seminars on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • Opera communication systems in history and in actuality: a sociological approach. Seminar given by Prof. Dr. Mário Vieira de Carvalho – member of the Administrative Counsel of the European Music Theatre Academy and President of CESEM – Center of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Studies
  • 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.

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

20 ECTS

Entrance examination

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two video recording or link to video recording
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2022

Description of final examination

Public performance on stage with piano.

Teaching language

English – level 3

Total expenses of the EOA

  • 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 costs

LOD 1. CPL – Contemporary Performance Laboratory

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

February 15th, 2023 – May 31st, 2023

Description of the module

This 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 actings. Module 1 is strongly connected with expanding voice and body abilities during and artistic creation. Inspired by postulate of Jerzy Grotowski and his Laboratory Theatre 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. It is based on discovering an archetypical primeval intentions and visions as a main factor in creating an artistic performance.

The 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.

Kind of voice and role

  • Every kind of voice
  • Every type of dancer (classical, modern)

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

Singing and dancing lessons. Performative actions including improvised singing, dance and acting in the area of contemporary music.

EOA students will be offered a tailor-made programme:

  • Singing lessons – vocal coaching
  • Practice with a pianist
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Musical preparation of opera scenes and artistic songs in the original language, individually and in a group
  • Practical role analysis and stage work

The module will contain investigation of the influence of the language on the interpretation of the role, stage acting and overall performance. We offer the opportunity for in-depth studies of the Polish modern opera repertoire with Polish-speaking teachers in a native language environment.

Names of the professors of this module:

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

Possible extra’s beside the module

Career design, yoga, Polish language lesson, early music and many others

Minimum and maximum number of students:

2 – 6

Deadline for application: 

  • 15th April 2022
  • 15th September 2022

Description of the final examination:

Performance open to the audience in the end of the spring term

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). Please, note that students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

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).

Language: 

English, Italian, German

CAR 1. Using text to create character

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

  • September – December 2022 (c. months)
  • Term dates: Monday 20th September to Friday 10th December

Developing the use of spoken word in an operatic context to explore and inhabit character, examining the relationship between text and music and how this synthesises to facilitate authentic delivery on stage.

The module is in two parts:

  1. Creating an advanced awareness of and emphasis on acting, movement and improvisation skills, through intensive and detailed study and delivery of set texts (drawn from poetry, plays and literature as well as operatic libretti) to create and inhabit character. Core methodology of this work will be based on Stanislawski.
  2. Focusing on attaining a deep understanding of the challenges of delivering recitative in opera, across a range of composers, styles and languages. This will be delivered through working sessions, coaching, staging work and a summative performance.

Instruction will be English; recitative may be studied in any of the principal singing languages. Students also take supporting classes shown below.

This module responds to the current needs of the industry (UK and Europe) to produce operatic graduates that are able to convey text clearly and convincingly, particularly in English, linking with Welsh National Opera through the RWCMD’s Seligman Opera School.

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

  • John Fisher, Artistic Director of the Seligman Opera School
  • Martin Constantine, Head of Opera Directing
  • Angela Livingstone, Head of Opera & Vocal Performance
  • Alma Sheehan, performance coach
  • Music Staff of Welsh National Opera

Possible extras:

  • Movement & drama classes
  • Language classes
  • 1:1 singing lessons (these may be focused on English repertoire – operatic, oratorio and song)
  • Vocal coaching
  • Involvement in the College’s end of term opera gala (opera scenes accompanied by orchestra) may be available, depending on the requirement of voice type and repertoire (tbc in September)

Minimum and maximum number of students:

1 – 2

20 ECTS

  • Text project: 20 hours
  • Recitative project: weekly classes (6 hrs per week), intensive production week (30 hrs) leading to in-house showing
  • Drama & movement: 2 hrs per week Languages: up to 3 hrs per week
  • 1:1 singing lesson: 1 hr per week
  • Coaching: 1 hr per week

Entrance examination:

  • Submission of unedited video, performing 3 contrasting arias, 1 in English, 1 in Italian and 1 own choice language
  • Deadline: 15th April 2022

Description of the final examination:

  • Continual assessment across project (50%)
  • Performance in recitative project (50%)

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

Module is available within an Erasmus exchange, for students at Masters level in vocal/operatic training.

Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and travelling costs.

ANT 1. Operetta role study and fully produced performance

Operetta role study and fully produced performance


Name and place of institution:

Royal Conservatory, Antwerp – Belgium

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

January—February—March 2023 (final performances might be April 1&2)
Only available for students from ERASMUS+ partner institutions (3 months)

Description of the module:

  1. Offenbach: La Périchole

In this intensive 3 month course, students will experience a complete operetta production, from the first musical rehearsals to the fully staged performances of the opera in the theatre. The singers will be accompanied by the student symphony orchestra of the Royal Conservatory Antwerp. This experience will take place in the stimulating environment of the deSingel Arts Campus.
The module is intended for: 2 tenors and 2 baritones in the roles of Piquillo, Don Miguel de Panatellas (tenors) and Don Andres de Ribeira, Don Pedro de Hinoyosa (baritones). This operetta will be double cast using both current students at The Royal Conservatory Antwerp and selected applicants of this module.  The objectives are the mastering of vocal and artistic challenges inherent in these roles, the musical and dramatic preparation thereof, and the search for individual interpretative concepts. The course will help singers develop their knowledge of the French operetta repertoire and provide a full immersion into the style, performance and French language preparation. Special attention will be paid to the art of spoken dialog, and how to transition from speaking to singing. The existing dialog will be rewritten under the stage director’s guidance, in a mixture of French, German, Italian, English and Dutch, utilising the linguistic strengths of each individual singer.

 

The course will consist of:

  1. Individual voice lessons with the voice faculty.
  2. Coachings with the head of collaborative piano and other relevant coaches.
  3. Acting and stage movement lessons.
  4. French language coaching.
  5. Dialog coaching.
  6. Musical rehearsals with the conductor and pianists.
  7. Scenic rehearsals with the stage director, conductor and pianists.
  8. At least one full performance of the opera.
  9. Participation in a specially designed history module around La Périchole/Offenbach.
  10. Optional courses from the list of Elective Courses at the Royal Conservatoire, Antwerp
  11. Participants will interact with the regular students of the conservatory.

 

The cultural scene in Antwerp city encourages immersion into the professional international art scene on a daily basis. At deSingel Arts Campus, concerts and presentations by major international musicians, theatre and dance companies intermingle with lessons, bridging the gap between student and professional life.

 

In addition, the music department fosters a strong affiliation with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (OBV), providing opportunities to attend rehearsals and performances at their theatres in both Antwerp and Ghent.

Professors involved in this module:

Anne Cambier (French language coach)

Stijn Saveniers (conductor, music director and operetta specialist)

Guy Joosten (scenic interpretation lessons)
Koen Kessels (coach piano accompaniment)

Stephan Weytjens (history)

Jeanne-Minette Cilliers (studienleiter: voice; collaborative piano)

Voice teachers: Anne Cambier, Gary Jankowski, Susanne Schimmack



Number of EOA students:

2 tenors (Piquillo, Don Miguel de Panatellas)

2 baritones (Don Andres de Ribeira, Don Pedro de Hinoyosa)

 

Number of ECTS credits:
Total 24 ECTS
– Opera (6 ECTS)
– Language coaching  (3 ECTS)
– Voice (9 ECTS)
– Music Practise (6 ECTS)

Duration of the module:

3 months

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:
Up to 20 hours/week

Application process:

First Deadline: April 15, 2022

Second Deadline: September 15, 2022

Application materials:

Application form

Current CV 

Letter of Motivation
A video link (audio-visual recording) containing AT LEAST 2 Arias with piano/orchestra: 

1 operetta aria, preferably in French; 

1 aria of choice in any language and style) 

Both must be performed live without any audio / video post-production.

 

Our panel will review the material submitted and will communicate the results of the selection by 30 September 2022 (upon receipt of application documents).

Final examination:

Artistic performance exam in the form of the operetta performance(s), accompanied by the student symphony orchestra of the Royal Conservatory Antwerp.

 

Total expenses of the EOA module per student:
Free for students in the Erasmus Program, currently enrolled in a  Bachelor, Master or third cycle degree (not available for postgraduates).
Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

 

Accepted students must complete the following materials prior to arrival in Antwerp:

  1. EOA form
  2. Regular Erasmus application

VIL 1. Creating the Character in Opera

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • 6 intensive weeks during Spring semester: March 6th – April 14th 2023

Open for:

  • 4 – 10 EOA students

Description

Purpose of the study module: to master the specifics of creating an operatic character.

Length / frequency: 6 weeks (4-5 contact hours per week)

Components and content:

  1. The principles of the acting theory.
  2. The specifics of acting in opera.
  3. Understanding of and research into the libretto text.
  4. The process of creating a character.

The learning process will be organised in a series of workshop. We will begin with exercises to encourage relaxation and concentration in the creative process; exploring, analysing, and understanding the acting theory in general, and the specifics of application of this knowledge to the individual comprehension of the process. Further, we will move on to creating and performing scenes, monologues, and, finally, arias.

Topics of the module:

  • understanding of what actually acting is;
  • understanding the process of creating a character as a projection or a semiotic paradox;
  • analysis and comprehension of the acting process in the puppet theatre. Acting with an object of the audience perception;
  • the principles of the aesthetics of the Brechtian theatre;
  • mask acting, scenes using mask characters;
  • clown acting, principles, exercises, scenes;
  • using voice as a part of the character expression.

Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the study module, the student will be able to:

  • understand the character as a projection, an object upon which the creative process is imposed;
  • understand the specifics of actor’s transformation into a character;
  • analyse the libretto text as a source for creating a character;
  • understand the principles of the research into a character.

Label:

  • Practical training / singers and other stage performers / English language

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

  • Sakalas Uzdavinys, Assoc. Prof. Adrija Cepaite, Assist. Raminta Verseckaitė

 

Possible extras beside the module:

 

Number of teaching /production hours of the EOA module

  • 80 hours (of which 32 contact hours and 48 hours of individual work)

 

Number of ECTS

  • 3 credits

Description of the final examination

  • Examination or Pass/Fail

(required minimum: 80% attendance of practical training classes)

 Entrance examination: week number, place

  • None

 Total expenses of the EOA module per student

  • Selected applicants are welcome with support of Erasmus or Nordplus student mobility grants. Exchange students do not pay tuition fee.
  • Fee for non-exchange (free mover) students is 290 Eur.

Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

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

(Title to be announced)

 

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • From 9th January 2023 to 7th May 2023 (Easter holidays from 6th to 17th April 2023)

Title and roles offered for EOA applicants: 

  • Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart: 
    • Don Giovanni———– Baritone
    • Leporello————————-Baritone, Bass
    • Masetto ————————- Baritone
    • Commendatore————– Bass
    • Don Ottavio——————– Tenor

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 (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 flavour, 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, Franscesc Gamón
  • Conductor: Jesús Cantos, 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 5 students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

Teaching: The first 9 weeks

  • Working with the singing teacher (individual classes): 1,5h/week
  • Working with the opera coach (individual classes): 1,5h/week
  • Working with the conductor and vocal coach (as a group): 3,5h/week
  • Working with the stage director (as a group): 5h/week

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:

  • First: June 15th
  •  2022
  • Second: September 15th 2022

The results for the applications of all the Full-staged opera production modules will be communicated to the candidates only by the end of September 2022.

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

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

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

From 1st October 2022 to 22nd December

Title and roles offered for EOA applicants: 

  • L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by M. Ravel 
    • Le Fauteuil/Un Arbre…Baritone, Bass
    • L’Horloge Comtoise/Le Chat….Baritone
    • La Théière……Tenor
    • Le Petit Vieillard/La Rainette…..Tenor

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.

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 flavour, 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: Jesús Cantos, 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 5 students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

Teaching: The first 7 weeks

  • Working with the singing teacher (individual classes): 1,5h/week
  • Working with the opera coach (individual classes): 1,5h/week
  • Working with the conductor and vocal coach (as a group): 3,5h/week
  • Working with the stage director (as a group): 5h/week

Production: The following 7 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:

20 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 15th 2022
  • Second: September 15th 2022

The results for the applications of all the Full-staged opera production modules will be communicated to the candidates only by the end of September 2022.

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
  • Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

STO 4. Full Opera production

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

Spring semester 2023:

  • 21st of February – 4th of June 2023 (possible extension to the whole term-beginning January 16th)

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 2022.

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 art form and of the opera singer’s profession

Number of ECTS: 22,5-30 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

The results for the applications of all the Full-staged opera production modules will be communicated to the candidates only by the end of September 2022.

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: English B2

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.

Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.

STO 3. Opera performance with orchestra and conductor

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • January 16th – March 19th 2023 (with possible extension to 04/06)

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 6-7 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 early autumn of 2022.

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: 13,5-30 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

The results for the applications of all the Full-staged opera production modules will be communicated to the candidates only by the end of September 2022.

 

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: English B2

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.

Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs.