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.

RIG 2. Baroque Opera Studio in Riga

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • August – December 2022
  • February – June 2023

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. Collaboration with professional baroque orchestra. Participation in the intensive concert activities and festivals of early music.

Repertoire

17th Century Opera Prologues:

  • Claudio Monteverdi – Orfeo & Poppea;
  • Francesco Cavalli – Calisto;
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully – Atys & Alceste.

 

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

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

The only professional baroque orchestra in the Baltics, extremely active performing activities, rich experience of baroque opera productions, early music festivals.

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

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module: Depending on the selected courses

Number of ECTs within accreditation: 

20-30 ECTs per semester

Entrance examination: 

EOA application (the results for the applications of all the Full-staged opera production modules will be given out to the candidates only by the end of September 2022)

Description of the final examination

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

According to the selected study courses on the curriculum.

Teaching language/Required level of language: English at least B2

Total Expenses of the EOA module

  • EUR 1360 p/semester (travel and subsistence not);
  • free for Erasmus + students and trainees. (Students and trainees must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs). 

RIG 1. Russian language in opera fragments of Russian composers

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

Autumn semester:

  • September 10th, 2022 – January 30th, 2023

Spring semester:

  • February 1st, 2023 – June 30th, 2023

Content:

Russian language phonetics and training in opera fragments of Russian composers /N. Rimski-Korsakov, P. Tchaikovski, S. Prokofiev etc./ together with local students. Daily lessons in Opera studio “Figaro”.

Possibility to participate in rehearsals/performances of “The Queen of Spades” at the National Opera.

Possibility to master Russian language: perception, listening, speaking, reading, communication skills.

In addition EOA students will be offered tailor-made programme:

  • Singing lessons – opera repertoire vocal coaching
  • Work with pianist
  • Acting skills
  • Stage movement and dance
  • Contemporary ear training techniques
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Chamber singing

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

Possibility to combine extended studies of Russian opera repertoire with Russian- speaking teachers and in the live language environment.

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

http://www.jvlma.lv/english/readers/4069.html

Possible extra’s beside the module:

(e.g. supplementary programmes, city culture, language)

Supplementary tailor-made study programme, free entrance in all National Opera performances (except premieres and guest performances), very intensive concert activities, city culture.

Minimum and maximum number of students:

1 – 2 max

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

According to study programme on selected courses

Number of ECTS within bachelor/ master accreditation:

24 – 30 ECTS (depending on courses selected)

Deadline of application and requirements:

  • Deadline:
    • April 15th , 2022
    • September 15th , 2022
  • Recordings (DVD, YouTube) via EOA Application form
  • Artistic CV

Description of the final examination

Public performance of opera fragment(s)

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

  • EUR 1360 p/semester (travel and subsistence not included)
  • Free for ERASMUS + students and trainees. (Students must provide their own accommodation, meals and traveling costs).

REY 1. CAMERATA – Building and perfecting vocal technique and performance through collaboration

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

September, October, November 2022 (Term dates: August 29 – December 15)

Description of the EOA module:

CAMERATA Baroque ensemble – Build and perfect your vocal technique and performance skills through collaboration.

This module will consist of:

  • Collaborative music making with experts in Baroque interpretation.
  • Voice lessons with a team of voice teachers
  • Performance classes
  • Coaching
  • Lunchtime recital series managed by students
  • Demanding vocal and instrumental work or programme based on a specified theme with Reykjavík Opera Days. (16 ECTS)*

*For instrumentalist a personalised programme of practical courses will be put together depending on your needs.

Possible extras:

  • International phonetics IPA (2ECTS)
  • Dramatic interpretation classes (2ECTS)
  • Movement classes (2ECTS)
  • Vocal improvisation (2ECTS)
  • Music, culture and society, lectures (3ECTS)

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

The collaborative learning environment that is the core of the Voice Department gives you a unique opportunity to develop your individuality as a singing artist. You will build your vocal technique and interpretive skills while working with a team of expert voice teachers who work in tandem empowering you to clarify your goals and make your own choices. A number of performance opportunities gives you valuable possibilities and practical experience in managing and leading projects. Working on baroque interpretation in an ensemble setting, making music together with skilled professionals will give hands on experience. The relatively small size of the music department makes it a very flexible learning environment and a fertile ground for initiative and creative ideas.

 Name of the professors of this module:

  • Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir (voice and performance)
  • Matthildur Anna Gísladóttir (coach, piano accompaniment)
  • Sigurður Halldórsson (music director)
  • Kristinn Sigmundsson (voice and performance)
  • Dísella Lárusdóttir (voice and performance)

 Possible extras beside the module:

Icelandic for beginners (4ECTS)

https://www.islit.is/en/art-and-culture-in-iceland/music/

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students:

  • 1-3 singers
  • 1-4 baroque instrumentalist primarily, strings and continuo

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

Up to 20 hours per week

Entrance examination:

To deliver the following documents, via the application at the EOA website:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • ONE Unedited video, performing THREE contrasting arias or songs in at least TWO different languages.
  • Motivation letter

Description of the final Examination:

  • Assessment based on students journaling and self-assessment
  • Across project (50%)
  • Performance in project (50%)

Teaching language:

English

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 BA level in vocal performance and for some instrumentalists.
  • Participants pay for their own accommodation and travel.

POR 3 B. Preparing an Opera Performance in fully staged Opera Production with orchestra in Porto – Costume, Set and Light Design

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

1st of March to 15th July 2023

Description of the module

Preparation of an Opera Performance in fully staged Opera Production with orchestra in Porto – Costume, Set and Light Desing

Stage Design is, of course, divided according to specialties (Costume, Set and Light Design), and the aim of each module now offered within each specialty is to facilitate technical and artistry improvement through the use of different and specialised techniques and knowledge, according to the philosophy of building up costumes, sets and light designs within the preparation and performance of specialised operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire). The emphasis is on artistry within the process of making an opera. Each year there will be a different Opera Production which will be the aim (Part B) and consequence of this Module development (Part A). This module (within the different specialties now offered) has as the goal to enable the student autonomy, both in achieving methodological processes as well as the consolidation of a Stage Design and an artistic identity. This process will bring the student a new approach to Opera and Opera making, and it will enable the student to experience a live performance in front of an audience.

This Module is only open for those students that have done Part A of the Module and, though, have acquired the knowledge and experience necessary and sufficient to be able to construct costumes, scenery and light designs work for the out coming opera production. Or, for those who can demonstrate through portfolios their ability and knowledge in the construction of costumes, sets and light designs.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

EOA students will participate in a 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, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

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

  • Costume Design – Manuela Bronze
  • Set Design: Helder Maia/Marta Silva
  • Light Design: Rui Damas

Possible extras: 

Students may attend one theoretical seminar on the subject of Opera and Performance:

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 Theatrre and Coliseum of Porto.

 

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

1-4 students

 

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

10 -12 hours individual tuition & 45 hours group work

Number of ECTS:

Until 20 ECTS

 

Entrance examination

  • CV
  • Portfolio 
  • Video recording or link to video recording
  • Interview (The student will be contacted by ESMAE professors after assessing his/her materials)
  • Deadline: 
    • 15th April 2022
    • 15th September 2022

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.

POR 3 A. Preparing an Operatic Production for Stage Designers: Stage Design with Technical Supervision (Costume, Set and Light Design)

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

8th October 2022 – 28th January 2023

Description of the module

Stage Design with Technical Supervision (Costume, Set and Light Design)

Stage Design is, of course, divided according to specialties (Costume, Set and Light Design), and the aim of each module now offered within each specialty is to facilitate technical and artistry improvement through the use of different and specialised techniques and knowledge, according to the philosophy of building up costumes, sets and light designs within the preparation and performance of specialised operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire). The emphasis is on artistry within the process of making an opera. Each year there will be a different Opera Production which will be the aim (Part B) and consequence of this Module development (Part A). This module (within the different specialties now offered) has as the goal to enable the student autonomy, both in achieving methodological processes as well as the consolidation of a Stage Design and an artistic identity. This process will bring the student a new approach to Opera and Opera making, and it 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

Preparing EOA students to participate in a 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, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

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

  • Costume Design – Manuela Bronze
  • Set Design: Helder Maia/Marta Silva
  • Light Design: Rui Damas

Possible extras beside the module

Students may attend one theoretical seminar on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • 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 Theatrre and Coliseum of Porto.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

1-4 students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

  • 10 -12 hours individual tuition
  • 45 hours group work

Number of ECTS within master accreditation

Until 20 ECTS

Entrance examination

  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Video recording or link to video recording
  • Interview (The student will be contacted by ESMAE professors after assessing his/her materials)
  • Deadline: 
    • 15th April 2022

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.

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

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • 1st of March to 15th of July 2023

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

Content:

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 and it will be fully announced soon.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

EOA students will participate in this fully staged work and will receive vocal coaching and acting to prepare the specific roles of this production. It will make the EOA student aware of the full team work and cooperation that an opera production requires, and it will make the singer aware of the interaction of all the EOA Modules 2021-2022, and how different areas are involved in an opera presentation (implementation of the set design, costumes, light, production, staging, orchestra, etc.)

Possible extras: 

Students may attend one theoretical seminar on the subject of Opera and Performance:

  • The Psychology of Performance – The underlying psychology to the study of operatic roles and other issues in opera. This Seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Daniela Coimbra (PhD) – Professor on Psychology of Music, at ESMAE.

Besides that, Porto is a culturally interesting and beautiful city. Here you can profit from the musical and cultural activity at Casa da Música of Porto, a very active cultural point in the city, as well as the Teatro Nacional de São João, Rivoli Theatre and the Coliseum of Porto.

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

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

Number of ECTS: 20 ECTS

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

Entrance examination:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two video recording or link to video recording
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2023
    • 15th September 2023

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.

POR 1 A. Preparing Operatic Roles: Vocal Performance with Technical Supervision

Period of the EOA module in 2022-23: 

October 5th, 2022 – January 31st, 2023

Description of the module: 

A.Vocal Performance with Technical Supervision

The aim of this section of the module (considering POR 1A and PORB as a whole) is to facilitate vocal improvement through the use of improvisation, movement, emotional arousal accurate vocal technique in accordance with the preparation and performance of specialised operatic repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary repertoire. Special attention will be given to technical problems, vocal characterisation, style and interpretation as well as performance practices. The focus of this module will also be on vocal improvement and on vocal technique within the preparation and performance of operatic roles. The emphasis is on artistry and the process of the vocal training through the preparation of operatic roles). Other genres of vocal repertoire such as Lied, Song and Chanson may also be part of a specialised vocal study. This module has as the goal to enable the student autonomy, both in achieving methodological processes as well as the consolidation of a vocal as well as an artistic identity.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

METHODOLOGY: IMPROVISATION, MOVEMENT, VOCALITY AND E-MOTION AROUSAL AS A BODY AND VOCAL APPROACH TO OPERA SINGING AND OPERA MAKING

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

António Salgado and Rui Taveira

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

Number of ECTS within master accreditation

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