OSL 1. Full-scale opera production

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

January – March 2023

Description of the Module

                             

  • Language coaching
  • Musical rehearsals with the conductor, pianists and orchestra
  • Scenic rehearsals with the stage director, conductor and pianists
  • Performances

Kind of voice and role

  • TBA

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

Operatic practice/Acting/Performance

Name(s) of the professor(s):

  • Director: Stefan Herheim
  • Conductor: Gregor Bühl
  • Coaches: Luca de Marchi, Olesya Tutova, Markus Kvits
  • Voice teachers: Solveig Kringlebotn, Toril Carlsen

Possible extras in addition to this module:

  • movement classes
  • acting classes
  • language classes (Italian)
  • audition training and vocal coaching

 Estimated total of extras: up to 12 ECTS credits

Open for:

  • 1-2 singers
  • 1 stage director

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

  • Preparation 180 hours
  • Production 200 hours

Number of ECTS:

  • 24 ECTS

Description of the final examination:

  • Opera performances at the Norwegian National Opera

Entrance examination:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Two videos (it can be a link to YouTube or any other platform)
  • Deadline: June 1st 2022

Teaching language

English

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.

MAA 3. Opera production experience: director. Internship

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.

The title chosen by Conservatorium Maastricht for their 2023 opera production will be announced soon.

Open for:

  • 1 or 2 directors

Application:

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

  • CV (including a Portfolio of previous projects)
  • Videos
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2022
    • 15th September 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.

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)

The module 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:

  • Conductor: To be announced
  • Stage Director: To be announced
  • Vocal coaches: Yvonne Schiffelers, Susanne Schimmack, Axel Everaert.
  • Language: TBC

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Public performance

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

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

January/February/March 2023

Perform a leading role in a staged opera with ensemble.

The title chosen by Conservatorium Maastricht for their 2023 opera production will be Le nozze di Figaro. 

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 module 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:

  • Conductor: To be announced
  • Stage Director: To be announced
  • Vocal coaches: Yvonne Schiffelers, Susanne Schimmack, Axel Everaert.

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.
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2022
    • 15th September 2022

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Public performance

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.

LOD 2. Chamber Music Workshop

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

15th February 2023 – 31st May 2023

Description of the module:

Module is dedicated to singers who want to develop their interests in the field of chamber music. Interpretation of a short musical forms as songs or other chamber pieces allows to enhance vocal technique and musical imagination.  The module is based on collaboration of two or more participants working as a duo (singer and pianist) or in a trio (singer, piano and solo instrument/ 2 singers and the pianist) under the direction of prominent artists from the area of cameral music.

Kind of voice and role:

  • Any kind of voice
  • Pianists

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

Working with the stage director – as a group – approx. 20 days of rehearsals (approx. 60 hours)

Ensemble rehearsals with the conductor – 10 hours stage-orchestra rehearsals – 10 hours

Number of ECTS:

30 ECTS

Minimum and maximum number of students:

1 – 5 max

Deadline for application and requirements:

  • 15th April 2023
  • 15th September 2023
  • Recordings (DVD, YouTube), application form, artistic CV

Description of the final examination:

  • Public performance of a fully staged opera

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).

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

Activity: 

Training / Operatic practice / Performance

Module type: 

Opera performance

HAM 1. Singing and acting, German/Italian Repertoire

Period of the EOA module in 2021-2022

  • October 2022 – March 2023 (winter semester)
  • April 2023 – July 2023 (summer semester)

Open for:

1-3 vocal students

Content:

  • German Repertoire (Lortzing – Morzart – Wagner) and Italian Repertoire (Monteverdi – Mozart –  Bellini)
  • Role studies, ensemble studies; work on recitatives, accurate understanding of texts and sheet music, discussion of style and musical Gestus (gestures / attitude).
  • Theatrical and musical performance
  • Phonetics, dialogue training

A small production takes place at the theatre of the Musikhochschule at the end of the winter semester.

At the end of the summer semester, a big opera production is staged with a professional orchestra and conductor, with a total of 9 performances at the academy’s own theatre (450 seats)

The subject of theatrical and musical performance is taught jointly by the theatrical performance lecturer and the lecturer for role studies. Exchange of views on key issues in music and staging. Interpretation of roles (character development), physical training.

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

  • Prof. Willem Wentzel (Head of Music)
  • Prof. Siegfried Schawab (German Repertoire)
  • Fausto Nardi (Italian Repertoire)

Possible extras:

  • Possible participation in modern music theatre productions
  • A course in MusikTheaterRegie (MTR, music theatre direction)
  • Exchange and collaboration with MTR students

9-14 teaching hours per week

20ECT (Aprox.)

Description of the final examination:

  • Theatrical-musical performance of two music theatre scenes (aria and ensemble)
  • Participation in opera production

Communication languages GE/ EN