PAR 3. Piano Accompaniment in Opera (Pianists, Traineeship for pianists)

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

ERASMUS students (STT) may choose a mobility of minimum 3 – maximum 6 months during the academic year 2020-2021

communication languages EN/IT

Open for: 1-5 piano students

This module offers an entirely specific traineeship for piano accompaniment of voice and opera scenes, designed for pianists who consider a future in the world of opera by adding to their curriculum a first work experience in this various and challenging environment. Trainees will accompany singers on the piano in different settings:

  • singing lessons,
  • scenic interpretation lessons,
  • staging
  • preparation for exams and concerts and during public performances. This always under supervision of a tutor.

The goal is to improve the knowledge of opera repertoire and to practice the specific skills requested.

The trainee will receive weekly tasks from the coordinator of piano accompaniment.

A module for professional pianists who wish to broaden their knowledge of the operatic repertoire in compliance with all the specific attitudes. With a full immersion into Italian opera together with the opportunity to develop the best practice in Italian language applied to opera. To exercise, develop and improve their skills as a pianist in accompanying different voice parts.

Exchange and collaboration with other students of the Conservatory.

A unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the rich operatic music culture of the territory, attending places of unique musical interest, within the Conservatory (Musical Section of Libreria Palatina, Boito’s Studio and Toscanini’s Studio) or in the immediate nearby of it (the Library of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani, specialized in 19th century opera and music in general, with particular emphasis on the life and work of Giuseppe Verdi, the Museo dell’Opera, the Casa della Musica, Teatro Regio, etc.).

  • Nicola Mottaran (Coordinator of Piano accompaniment) Fabio Ferrucci (Tutor)
  • Teaching staff from the Singing and Music Theatre Department of the Conservatory.

Description of final examination:

Progress examination

Possible extras:

Upon request a little tour of the main “music treasures” of Verdi’s land: the birthplace of Verdi and Villa Sant’Agata, the Toscanini Museum, the worldrenowned Teatro Regio, the beautiful Teatro Farnese (17th century), the Casa del Suono, etc. Opportunity to join Italian Course lev. A2+B1 in the first semester or English Course level B1 or B2 in second semester. October is the month of the Parma Verdi Festival. Facilities are offered to enrolled students who want to experience a show at the Teatro Regio and/or other planned locations.

  • Semester 200 hours (about 10 hours per week)

Application

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

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

MAA 5. Full scale opera production. Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • April – May – June 2021

This module is open to:

  • 1-2 orchestra conducting students
  • 1-2 stage director students
  • 1-2 piano students
    • Master students or recent graduates

This module, born from the collaboration between the Maastricht Conservatory and the opera company Opera Zuid, aims to offer students the possibility of assiting the conductor and director or Opera Zuid’s production. They will follow the day to day of a professional production, working on this occasion with:

Working sessions in Opera Zuid will be complemented with sessions in the conservatory with professors of recognized standing and expertise in the field of opera:

Furthermore, Opera Zuid and their business model represent an example of good practices to be known and followed by the opera makers of the future. By creating and touring their own productions around different theatres and cities of the region, like Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag or Breda, among others, this company promotes an entrepreneurial attitude in a cultural environment that is demanding that more and more from the young artists.

In this module, the students will have the opportunity to experience the complete process of creating, developing and implementing an opera production:

  • Ensemble rehearsals, vocal coaching
  • Stage rehearsals
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • General rehearsal
  • Tour: between 10-12 performances

Application:

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

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Final Examination:

  • Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Opera Zuid report

Collaboration with:

MAA 4. Full scale opera production. Poulenc’s La voix humaine, Ravel’s L’heure espagnole

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • October – November – December 2020

This module is open to:

  • 1-2 orchestra conducting students
  • 1-2 stage director students
  • 1-2 piano students
    • Master students or recent graduates

This module, born from the collaboration between the Maastricht Conservatory and the opera company Opera Zuid, aims to offer students the possibility of assisting the conductor and director or Opera Zuid’s production. They will follow the day to day of a professional production, working on this occasion with:

Working sessions in Opera Zuid will be complemented with sessions in the conservatory with professors of recognized standing and expertise in the field of opera:

Furthermore, Opera Zuid and their business model represent an example of good practices to be known and followed by the opera makers of the future. By creating and touring their own productions around different theaters and cities of the region, like Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag or Breda, among others, this company promotes an entrepreneurial attitude in a cultural environment that is demanding that more and more from the young artists.

In this module, the students will have the opportunity to experience the complete process of creating, developing and implementing an opera production:

  • Ensemble rehearsals, vocal coaching
  • Stage rehearsals
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • General rehearsal
  • Tour: between 10-12 performances

Application:

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

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Final Examination:

  • Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Opera Zuid report

Collaboration with: