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

Period(s) of the EOA module in 2020-2021:

February, March, April 2021 (2nd title)

Open for:

  • Minimum 1 student
  • Maximum 5 students

Description of the EOA module:

  • Training and professional preparation of an opera part, concluded with the performance of a fully staged opera production
  • Title to be performed: Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
  • 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:

  • Mezzo (offered role: Alisa)
  • Bass (offered role: Raimondo)

* Roles will be announced together with the title

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

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.

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

  • Singing: Gloria Fabuel, Carlos López Galarza, Pilar Moral, Amparo Quevedo, Ofelia Sala, Charo Vallés
  • Opera coaches: Laïla Barnat, Carles Budó, Miquel Carbonell, Pablo García-Berlanga, 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.

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

A_Teaching: The first 6 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)

B_Production: The following 6 weeks

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

25 ECTs

Entrance examination:

  • Via application form in EOA website.
  • Deadline 1: April 15th 2020
  • Deadline 2: September 15th 2020

The materials to submit with your application are:

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

Description of the final Examination:

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

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 travelling costs.

Contact person:

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

VAL 1. Performance of an operatic role in a fully staged chamber opera production

Period(s) of the EOA module in 2020-2021:

October, November, December 2020 (1st title)

Open for:

  • Minimum 1 student
  • Maximum 5 students

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 performed: Les contes d’Hoffmann, by Jacques Offenbach
  • 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:

  • Mezzo (offered role: Nicklausse)
  • Baritone (offered roles: Dapertutto, Coppelius, Miracle, Lindorf).

* Roles will be announced together with the title

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

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.

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

  • Singing: Gloria Fabuel, Carlos López Galarza, Pilar Moral, Amparo Quevedo, Ofelia Sala, Charo Vallés
  • Opera coaches: Laïla Barnat, Carles Budó, Miquel Carbonell, Pablo García-Berlanga, 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.

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

A_Teaching: The first 6 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)

B_Production: The following 6 weeks

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

25 ECTs

Entrance examination:

  • Via application form in EOA website.
  • Deadline 1: April 15th 2020
  • Deadline 2: September 15th 2020

The materials to submit with your application are:

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

Description of the final Examination:

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

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 travelling costs.

Contact person:

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

STO 4. Opera performance with orchestra and conductor

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • January 13th – April 12th 2020

Open for

  • 1 or 2 vocal students

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 project will consist of opera scenes from 2-3 different operas, conceptually merged into one opera performance. The course starts with preparatory work with vocal coaching with our teachers in musical interpretation and the conductor students.

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, kind of voice and role will be communicated on in August-2020

Possible extra’s beside the module

  • Movement
  • Seminars on aspects of opera as an artform and of the opera singer’s profession.

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

  • Stina Ancker, senior lecturer of music dramatic performance
  • Christine Morgan, senior lecturer of musical interpretation

Ca 108 hours

15 ECTS
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 and a subsequent discussion in the group reflecting on how the singer’s performance of a role is influenced by the interaction with other professional groups in a production.

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

  • Against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

STO 2. Full Opera production

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • Spring semester 2021: 1 March – 7 June 2021

Open to

  • 1 or 2 vocal students

This course offers an opportunity to perform an opera role in a full-scale production at Werrmland Opera, an Opera House in Karlstad, in the west of Sweden. The module consists of a period of musical preparation with vocal coaching and interpretation, 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 2020

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

  • Stina ancker, Assistant professor of music dramatic performance
  • Majsan Dahling, Lecturer of musical interpretation
  • Christine Morgan, 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

ca. 170 hours

21 ECTS

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 in the fully staged production

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:

  • Against Swedish legislation to charge for public higher education, except for students outside of EES.

RIG 2. Baroque Opera Studio in Riga

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • August – December 2020
  • February – June 2021

Baroque opera studio – joint module in collaboration with Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Baroque opera production in collaboration with the orchestra Collegium Musicum Riga.

Repertoire – Jean Batiste Lully “Armide”, Claudio Monteverdi “Il ritorno d`Ulisse In Patria”

Collaboration with professional baroque orchestra

Maris Kupčs, Head of Early music department, Collegium Musicum Riga Teachers of LMTA.

Possible extras beside the module

Lessons of Rhetoric, Ornamentation, Vocal training, Baroque music interpretation training, Basso continuo, Baroque dance and gestures

Minimum and maximum number of students

  • 2-3 EOA students
    • Previous background in Baroque singing required

30 ECTs per semester

Application deadline and requirements

April 1, 2020

Application form Recordings (DVD, YouTube) Artistic CV

Description of the final examination

Public performance of baroque opera either in Bauska Castle or in one of Riga concert halls /churches

Total Expenses of the EOA module:

EUR 1360 p/semester (travel and subsistence not) Free for Erasmus + students and trainees.

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

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

1st of March to 7th July 2021

1-3 vocal students (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)

The aim of the Module is 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. Soon it will be fully announced*

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 2020-2021, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

20 ECTS

10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work Description of final examination: full staged Opera.

Possible extras: 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.

*The Opera suggested by the National Theater is: The Importance of Being Earnest? An Opera by Gerald Barry based on Oscar Wilde´s homonymous Play (but other titles may be suggested and are still in discussion with the São João National Theater.)

Irish composer Gerald Barry’s opera with Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest was staged for the first time in the UK in June 2013.

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

OSL 2. Italian Opera (cancelled)

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

September 14th 2020 – December 14th 2020

  • Opera production Händel/Rossini with small ensemble.  Vocal coaching and ensemble rehearsals.
  • Stage director Prof. Jacopo Spirei
  • 6 weeks of stage rehearsals from November 9th.
  • Performances December 10 & 11th at the Academy of Opera/Mainstage

Name(s) of the professor(s)

  • Jacopo Spirei
  • Olesya Tutova
  • Toril Carlsen
  • Solveig Kringelborn
  • Luca de Marchi

Possible extras in addition to this module

  • Movement classes, acting classes, language classes
  • Audition training, vocal coaching
  • Estimated total of extras: up to 12 ECTS credits

Open for:

  • 1-3 singers

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

  • Preparation 180 hrs
  • Production 200 hrs Number of ECTs

24 ECTs

Description of the final examination:

  • Performances at the Mainstage/ Academy of Opera

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Entrance examination:

  • Digital material sent before June 1st 2020
  • Entrance examination week 50
  • Repertory tba before May 15th 2020

OSL 1. Opera Production (cancelled)

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

December 2020 – February 2021

Full scale opera production with orchestra. Vocal coachings, ensemble rehearsals, musical calls with conductor from December 1st 2020.

Stage director Prof. Jacopo Spirei, Conductor Prof. Gregor Bühl 6 weeks of stage rehearsals from January 4th 2021.

Performances February 18, 19 and 20 in 2021 at Scene 2 in The National Opera of Norway (DNO&B)

Name(s) of the professor(s)

  • Jacopo Spirei
  • Gregor Bühl
  • Olesya Tutova
  • Toril Carlsen
  • Solveig Kringelborn

Possible extras in addition to this module

  • Movement classes, acting classes, language classes
  • Audition training, vocal coaching
  • Estimated total of extras: up to 12 ECTS credits

Open for:

  • 1-3 singers

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

  • Preparation 180 hrs
  • Production 200 hrs

12 ECTs

Description of the final examination:

  • Performances at The Norwegian National Opera in Oslo

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Entrance examination:

  • Digital material sent before May 1st, 2020
  • Entrance examination week 34
  • Repertory tba before February 1st, 2020

MAA 2. Opera production experience: pianist, conductors, directors, stage designers

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • January – February – March 2021

To experience the different sides of your profession in the context of an opera production. The students will learn the key skills to perform their role in the context of the interdisciplinary art form par excellence. Specialization is required from all those who take part in an opera production, regarding to technical and stylistic skills.

During this workshop the participants prepare a complete opera (Title TBA)

Open for:

  • 1 or 2 conductors
  • 1 or 2 directors
  • 1 or 2 repetiteurs
  • 1 or 2 stage designers

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

The coaching includes:

  • working with a professional conductor/director
  • a professional stage director individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
  • language coaching (depending on the language of the programmed opera)
  • Project Management basic skills and career strategy (subject Your Art as a Business)

The module will conclude with 4 fully staged performances of the opera, accompanied by the orchestra of the Maastricht Conservatorium, in collaboration with Opera Zuid.

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

In addition, an interactive workshop dealing with artistic entrepreneurship, self- promotion via social media and branding will be offered. This will give young artists the tools and skills to develop their artistic careers and to bring classical music to the core of society.

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Public performance

MAA 1. Take the chance to shine on stage: Performing a role in a fully staged opera

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • January – February – March 2021

Perform a leading role in a fully staged opera with ensemble.

During this workshop the participants prepare a complete opera (title to be determined).

Open for:

  • 1 or 2 singers from the EOA can participate, next to our own singing and acting students.

The coaching includes:

  • working with a (professional) conductor
  • a professional stage director
  • individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
    • First 6 weeks include 15 hours of training by main subject teachers and opera coach.
    • Next 6 weeks working on the production

The workshop will conclude with 4 fully staged performances of the opera, accompanied by the ensemble of the Maastricht Conservatorium, in collaboration with Opera Zuid.

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

In addition, an interactive workshop dealing with artistic entrepreneurship, self- promotion via social media and branding will be offered. This will give young artists the tools and skills to develop their artistic careers and to bring classical music to the core of society.

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Keep in mind that you can apply with your own repertoire.

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Public performance