ANT 2. Repetiteur training

The Royal Conservatory Antwerp offers for 2022/2023:

Repetiteur training

Name and place of institution:

Royal Conservatoire, 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

This module offers 1 pianist specific training as repetiteur, aimed at pianists aspiring to work in the field of opera.This experience will take place in the stimulating environment of the deSingel Arts Campus.
Ideal for a pianist with limited prior experience in opera, this module includes:

  1. observing the production process from beginning to end, which includes attending all musical and scenic rehearsals, coachings and rehearsals, individual coachings of the cast, as well as related voice lessons.
  2. weekly lessons with the resident professor of collaborative piano on the relevant materials, focusing on developing the skills of a repetiteur: singing while playing, preparing the score musically/pianistically for rehearsal, developing a deeper understanding of vocal technique in order to effectively coach singers, coaching, working with conductor and director.
  3. French language coaching along with cast members.
  4. Along with current collaborative piano students at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp, the visiting pianist will play all scenic rehearsals, coachings and chorus rehearsals as merited.
  5. The pianist will receive weekly individual feedback, personalised advice and new assignments by the professor of collaborative piano.
  6. Optional courses from the list of Elective Courses at the Royal Conservatoire, Antwerp

The goal is to gain an in-depth familiarity with Offenbach’s operetta style while simultaneously learning and implementing, under expert supervision, the specialised skills and tools of a repetiteur. The module is an excellent introduction for a pianist to foster their interest in the operatic world and to develop that into a professional ability as repetiteur and coach. Participants will be fully welcomed into the regular student body of the Royal Conservatory Antwerp.

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 RCA 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:
1 pianist

Number of ECTS credits:
Total 24 ECTS
– Accompaniment & coaching (6 ECTS)
– Advanced keyboard musicianship (3 ECTS)
– Opera (6 ECTS)
– Language coaching (3 ECTS)
– Music Practise (6 ECTS)
Duration of the Module
3 months
Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module
About 20 hours per week.

Online 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 pieces: 

1 opera OR operetta aria performed live with a singer

1 piece (lied or opera), with a singer, in a style of your choice. 

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 evaluation over the 3 month period

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

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 2. Opera Creation, Improvisation and Performance Incubator (OCIS)

Partnering institutions (for organisation and teaching):

 

  • School of Music and Performing Arts, ESMAE P. PORTO (Portugal)
  • The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium)

                              

  

Period(s) of the EOA module in 2022-23:

February 1-14, 2023

Open to :

Min. 3, max. 20

Description of the EOA module:

International Opera Creation, Improvisation and Performance Incubator (OCIS) invites singers, composers, music and theatre performers, as well as other artists (directors, visual and media artists, writers, etc.) to develop contemporary opera/musical theatre projects during the period of two intensive weeks in Vilnius in February of 2023.

Two types of applications are open:
a) application for (not necessarily limited to) composers to submit creative contemporary opera/musical theatre ideas, as well as conceptual ideas for co-creation to be developed;
b) application for performers and other artists to work on implementation of innovative music theatre ideas in inter- and multidisciplinary setting.

Applicants are invited to submit original, potent creative ideas and concepts which expand the traditional opera genre boundaries, cross-over into multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts. Participants are expected to be open to co-operation while developing and performing selected creative projects. OCIS welcomes such ideas and projects as (excerpts of) short opera, performing arts production, sound or interdisciplinary installation, contemporary music theatre, musical action, as well as other forms of inter- and multidisciplinary works that expand on artistic expression, explore new ways and spaces, cultural and social contexts, promote innovative communication with audience and similar.                                    

There are no limitations concerning voice types or instruments for performers.

OCIS will provide assistance in concept and creative development, implementation, performance coaching, and production by the team of teachers from The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, School of Music and Performing Arts, ESMAE P. PORTO, with participation of professionals of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Projects are welcome to make use of music technology if required. Consultation and support will be provided by Music Innovation Studies Centre of the LMTA.

Label:

  • Creative workshop and production / composers, singers, instrumental musicians, producers, directors, other artists / English language

 

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

Joint module – intensive course (2 weeks) that will be implemented in cooperation of the three higher education institutions – the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, LMTA and ESMAE, with a partnership of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Development and production of the creative projects in the OCIS is unique to the EOA network, it builds on experience of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership EOALAB and experience of LMTA in developing and running similar projects. Incubator promotes diverse approaches in the context of musical theatre, aims to develop creativity, improvisation, and performance skills, inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation, production and cultural entrepreneurship.

 

It is expected, that after participation in this module, all students:

  • Will have learned about different types/forms of a musical theatre;
  • Will have developed creative and intercultural communication skills;
  • Will be able to demonstrate good communication skills;
  • Will be able to cooperate with a team of international artists by creating, co-creating, rehearsing and presenting artistic projects.

 

It is expected, that after participation in this module, performance students:

  • Will have developed extended performing techniques;
  • Will have developed performing skills and will demonstrate stage presence individually and in a team of interdisciplinary artists.

It is expected, that after participation in this module, composition, directing and production students:

  • Will be able to develop innovative creative interdisciplinary concepts;
  • Will be able to transform a creative concept into a musical-theatrical composition.

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

Team of teachers/moderators:

Ana Ablamonova (production), Prof. Vykintas Bieliauskas (composition, performance, conducting), Assoc. Prof. Mantautas Krukauskas (composition, production, music technology), Assoc. Prof. Gabrielė Labanauskaitė (dramaturgy, script writing), Assoc. Prof. Liudas Mockūnas (composition, improvisation), Lect. Arnas Mikalkėnas (composition, improvisation), Assist. Prof. Dr. Bruno Pereira (performance, improvisation), Assist. Prof. Steven Prengels (composition, interdisciplinary work, music direction), Prof. Antonio Salgado (performance).

Additional experts can be involved based on requirements of the creative projects.

Possible extras beside the module:

Courses from the list of Elective Courses at LMTA https://lmta.lt/en/lmta-welcomes-foreign-students/exange-students/

 

Number of teaching/ production hours of the EOA module

160 hours (of which 32 contact hours and 128 individual work hours (bachelor students);

133 hours (of which 32 contact hours and 101 individual work hours (master students)

Number of ECTS

  • 6 ECTS (Bachelor students)
  • 5 ECTS (Master students)

Description of the final examination

Public Performance with Feedback

Entrance examination:

Creative project applications (if applicable, free format should be attached during EOA registration. Evaluation takes 2 weeks. Selection will be sent to all applicants.

Total expenses of the EOA module

  • 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 movers) students is 320 Eur.

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

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.

STO 2. Site – Event – Encounter

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

Autumn semester 2022:

  • August 29th – October 30th 2022 (possible extension to 15/1 2023

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 the 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
  • Christine Morgan, Assistant professor of musical performance

Number of ECTS:

  • 13,5-30  ECTS (ca. 120 hours)

Possible extras:

  • Seminars on aspects of opera as an art form 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 individually

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 1. Italian opera scenes – language, expression, communication

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

Autumn semester 2022:

  • 29th of August – 4th of November 2022 (possible extension to 15th of January 2023)

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 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 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
  • Martin Hellström, assistant professor of musical interpretation

Number of ECTS:

21-30 ECTS

  1. 120 hours

Possible extra’s beside the module:

  • Seminars on aspects of opera as an art form and of 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
  • through a reflective seminar

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.