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

PAR 4. Piano Accompaniment and Opera Coaching (pianists, training )

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

ERASMUS students (SMS) may choose a mobility within one semester (or both)

  • Winter Semester: 1 October 2020 – 1st week of February 2021
  • Spring Semester: last week of February 2021- 3rd week of June 2021

Communication languages EN/IT

Open for: 1 – 3 piano students

This module guides the student to master the complex and difficult art of the piano accompaniment in opera.

  • Performance practice and repertoire (individual lessons,on specific operas according to student’s needs and choices, main opera repertoire, analysis, study and practice on chosen opera scores, different (vocal) accompaniment techniques according to different music styles)
  • Répétiteur and coach techniques (theoretical and practical lessons on the basso continuo, as a stage-rehearsal accompanist, how to play under direction)
  • Specialized practice (vocal repertoire: chamber music and opera scores)
  • Score playing (reading piano- and orchestra opera scores)
  • Little practical internship in Singing lessons and Scenic Art lessons (different needs, different skills)
  • Possible participation in Masterclass(es), essays and concerts as a piano accompanist Classes will be held in Italian and English.

ERASMUS students might have to choose other courses among those annually proposed by the Conservatory, to reach the total number of required credits.

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 immediatenearby 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.).

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

  • 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:

30 minutes performance in piano accompaniment of voice (and/or opera scenes)

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.

Application

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

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

ERASMUS students (SMS) may choose a mobility within one semester (or both)

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

PAR 2. Opera buffa in the 18th Century (singers)

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

The full, staged performance of this Opera (Title TBA) will take place in May 2021

The EOA students are welcome to join this production during the Spring Semester Erasmus Mobility (from February to June 2021 for Erasmus SMS – Minimum March to May for Erasmus STT)

Communication languages EN/IT

This module guides the student through a path of vocal and scenic interpretation of one entire opera from eighteenth-century Opera Buffa’s repertoire (Title TBA)

EOA students will participate in this fully staged work and will receive specialized diction, vocal and acting coaching to prepare the specific roles of this production.

  • Analysis, study and full understanding of the libretto/ character/scenes
  • Vocal technique and style coaching in Opera Buffa repertoire.
  • Advanced Italian pronunciation and diction classes.
  • Specific lessons on Recitativo.
  • Individual coaching and group work: vocal and score lessons and group work on Scenic Art (Training of the actor’s body, physical and gestural laboratory).

Classes will be held in Italian and English.

ERASMUS SMS students have to choose other courses (e.g. Poetry for music and dramaturgy, Opera History etc.) among those annually proposed by the Conservatory, to reach the total number of required credits. (Not required for Erasum STT)

Special attention will be given to the study of proper Italian diction and pronunciation with native Italian teachers, in building Opera Buffa characters (both scenic and vocal) with full linguistic and stylistic background. Special concentration on Recitativo.

EXTRA: exchange and collaboration with other students of the Conservatory working on the same production. 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, the Museo dell’Opera, the Casa della Musica etc).

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

  • Romano Franceschetto, Adriana Cicogna and Lucetta Bizzi (Vocal coach) Roberta Faroldi (diction and actor’s work)
  • Riccardo Mascia (Recitativo coach, Score and Repertoire)
  • Claudia Rondelli, Roberta Ropa, Laura Soracco, Luca Sabatino (Score and Repertoire) Final examination:
  • Public performance of an entire opera from the 18th century Opera Buffa repertoire (Title TBA).

Application

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

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

PAR 1. Giuseppe Verdi: Vocal and Acting interpretation in Verdi’s Operas

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • Winter Semester: 1 October – 1st week of February
  • Spring Semester: last week of February – 3rd week of June 30 ECTS/semester for Erasmus SMS.

30 ECTs / semester for Erasmus SMS

Communication languages: EN/IT

max 2 vocal students

This module guides the student through a path of vocal and scenic interpretation of one or more scenes from Verdi’s operas. They are planned as follows:

  • Analysis, study and full understanding of Verdi’s libretto(s) and character(s) chosen.
  • Vocal technique and style coaching in Verdi’s repertoire.
  • Advanced Italian pronunciation and diction classes.
  • Individual coaching and group work: vocal and score lessons, and group work on Scenic Art (Training of the actor’s body, physical and gestural laboratory).
  • Preparation for final exam and concert(s). Classes will be held in Italian and English.

ERASMUS SMS students have to choose other courses (e.g. Poetry for music and dramaturgy, Opera History etc.) among those annually proposed by the Conservatory, to reach the total number of required credits and complete the Learning Agreement.

Special attention will be given to the study of proper Italian diction and pronunciation with native Italian teachers, in building the chosen Verdi’s character (both scenic and vocal) with full linguistic and stylistic background. Choice of repertoire according to student’s needs. Possible exchange and collaboration with other students of the Conservatory
working on the same repertoire. 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 etc.).

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

  • Donatella Saccardi, Adriana Cicogna and Lucetta Bizzi (Vocal coach)
  • Roberta Faroldi (diction and actor’s work)
  • Claudia Rondelli, Roberta Ropa, Laura Soracco, Luca Sabatino (Score and Repertoire).

Description of final examination:

Performance    of    an    operatic    full    Verdi    scene    in    front    of    a    jury.    The examination may coincide with a public concert.

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 world renowned 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.

  • Individual tuition: 15 h (per semester) + Group work: 45 h (per semester), plus other group lessons, to complete the ECTS required level

ERASMUS students may choose a mobility within a semester

FLO 2. Maestro collaboratore

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

September 21 – December 19 (13 weeks) 2020

Meet the Italian Belcanto tradition in the town that hosted the first operatic creation. An all-Italian experience on the operatic repertoire from Baroque to Verdi and Puccini. Voice lessons on style and technique, repertoire study with vocal coaches, Italian language and diction class, Opera class with acting and staging seminars, final concert with semi-staged performance of full operatic scenes.

Study repertoire:

  1. Two Opera vocal scores in Italian, from Mozart to Puccini
  2. A group of arias in Italian, including recitativos and/or cabalettas if present
  3. Operatic scenes or ensembles

Participants:

Pianist / vocal coach

We give the participants the possibility to develop their skills in the Italian language as a vocal coach (maestro collaboratore). Our  teachers and coaches have a long experience in the tuition of international students, as in our Vocal studies Faculty more than 50% of students  are from all the continents. Being in Firenze (Dante’s home town) allows you to absorb the good “reference” Italian diction directly from the people you will meet in the street, as the Florentine language is the basis of the modern Italian language.

Name(s) of the professor(s)

  • Italian Diction and Recitativos: Leonardo De Lisi
  • Piano and Coaching teachers: Andrea Severi, Antonella Bellettii, Ulla casalini, Anna Toccafondi
  • Opera class / Acting: Francesco Torrigiani
  • History of Opera: Guglielmo Pianigiani

Possible extras:

  • Masterclass with renown singers and opera directors.
  • Free entrance to rehearsals at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
  • On request, a short programme incl. city tour(s) concentrating on special ‘musical’ aspects of the city: Palazzo Pitti (where the first opera ever was staged in 1600, Peri’s “L’Euridice”), Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori (historic pianos), Museo degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, etc.

Possible extras:

  • Masterclass with renown singers and opera directors.
  • Free entrance to rehearsals at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
  • On request, a short programme incl. city tour(s) concentrating on special ‘musical’ aspects of the city: Palazzo Pitti (where the first opera ever was staged in 1600, Peri’s “L’Euridice”), Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori (historic pianos), Museo degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, etc.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students:

4/10

Number of teaching / production hours:

  • 85 – 100h

Number of ECTS

3 months Module includes:

  • “Piano lessons 1-to1” 8 ECTs
  • “Repertoire coaching” 8 ECTS
  •  “Opera class” (opera scenes staging) 4 ECTS
  • “Italian Diction for singers” 2 ECTS
  • “History of Opera” (Nov.-Dec.) lecture 3 ECTS

Entrance examination:

  • Before April 30, 2020, by email only:
  1. Please, send a link to a recent performance of yours (from not more than 1 year ago) including at least:
    1. A piano solo piece
    1. An operatic aria or scene accompanying a singer
    1. (optional) a Lied or Art Song accompanying a singer
  2. A brief curriculum and a complete list of studied (or performed) vocal repertoire / roles in Italian (only word or pdf file, please, or link to personal artistic website)

erasmus@consfi.it

  • By May 15, 2020, candidates will receive a response about selection. If successfully selected, students will be required to confirm their choice before June 30.

Description of the final Examination: Module: Semi-staged operatic scenes and recital with arias/songs in public concerts at the end of the module.

FLO 1. A room with a view on the Italian Belcanto

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • September 21 – December 19 (13 weeks) 2020

Meet the Italian Belcanto tradition in the town that hosted the first operatic creation. An all-Italian experience on the operatic repertoire from Baroque to Verdi and Puccini. Voice lessons on style and technique, repertoire study with vocal coaches, Italian language and diction class, Opera class with acting and staging seminars, final concert with semi-staged performance of full operatic scenes.

Study repertoire:

  1. One leading role from an Opera in Italian
  2. A group of 3-4 arias in Italian, including recitativos and/or cabalettas ifpresent
  3. Ensembles from operas, includingrecitaitvos

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

All voice types

We give the participants the possibility to develop their skills in the Italian language and diction in a very practical approach. We will concentrate on interpretation and performance of the most important Italian belcanto styles, from the early baroque “recitar-cantando”, the classic recitativo secco, accompagnatoand virtuoso arias, to the Romantic “solita scena” (scena, aria and cabaletta) until the declamatory style of the late XIX composers (Verismo), depending on each singers vocal and musical needs. Our teachers and coaches have a long experience in the tuition of international students, as in our Vocal studies Faculty more than 50% of singers are from all the continents. Being in Firenze (Dante’s home town) allows you to absorb the good “reference” Italian diction directly from the people you will meet in the street, as the Florentine language is the basis of the modern Italian language.

Name(s) of the professor(s)

  • Voice teachers: Ester Castriota, Donatella Debolini, Gianni Fabbrini, Anna Di Gennaro
  • Italian Diction and Recitativos: Leonardo De Lisi
  • Repertoire coaches: Antonella Bellettini, Ulla Casalini, Anna Toccafondi
  • Opera class / Acting: Francesco Torrigiani
  • History of Opera: Guglielmo Pianigiani

Possible extras:

  • Masterclass with renown singers and opera directors.
  • Free entrance to rehearsals at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
  • On request, a short programme incl. city tour(s) concentrating on special ‘musical’ aspects of the city: Palazzo Pitti (where the first opera ever was staged in 1600, Peri’s “L’Euridice”), Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori (historic pianos), Museo degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, etc.

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students:

4/10

Number of teaching / production hours:

  • 85 – 100h

Number of ECTS

3 months Module includes:

  • “Voice lessons 1-to-1” 8 ECTS
  • “Repertoire coaching with pianist” 4 ECTS
  • Seminario “Il corpo vero” (acting) 4 ECTS
  • “Opera class” (opera scenes staging) 4 ECTS
  • “Italian Diction for singers” 2 ECTS
  • “History of Opera” (Nov.-Dec.) lecture 3 ECTS

TOTAL 16 ECTS

3 months mobilities (until Dec. 21)

Choice of subjects among the following:

  • Prassi esecutive e repertori: Canto (Voice, technique and repertoire), from Nov. 4, 6 hours 1-to-1 lessons, & Pratica del repertorio vocale/ Lettura dello spartito (Repertoire coaching with pianist), 4 ECTS
  • Musica vocale da camera (Italian Art Song repertoire coaching), from Nov. 4, 10 hours group lessons, 2 ECTS
  • Musica d’insieme per voci e strumenti antichi (Baroque voice and early music instruments ensemble), from Nov. 4, 10 hours group lessons, 2 ECTS

Entrance examination:

  • Before April 30, 2020, by email only:
  1. Please, send a link to a recent performance of yours (from not more than 1 year ago) including at least:
    • 2 operatic arias/scenes in Italian from Baroque to Puccini (it also includes concert arias in Italian)
  2. A brief curriculum and a complete list of studied (or performed) vocal repertoire / roles in Italian (only word or pdf file, please, or link to personal artistic website)

erasmus@consfi.it

  • By May 15, 2020, candidates will receive a response about selection. If successfully selected, students will be required to confirm their choice before June30.

Description of the final Examination:

  • Module: Semi-staged operatic scenes and recital with arias/songs in public concerts at the end of the module
  • Erasmus mobility : each class will award a note of evaluation by the teacher and ECTs cretis

Teaching language/ Required level of language:

  • Italian (main)
  • English (secondary)

We require that EOA students have a minimum B1 Italian language level.

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

  • Erasmus mobility: no tuition fee
  • Non Erasmus mobility (contract): 903,24€, including insurance (to be paid by bank transfer before August 31, 2020)