PAR 4. Piano Accompaniment and Opera Coaching (Pianists, Traineeship for pianists)

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

ERASMUS students (STT) may choose a mobility of minimum 3 maximum 6 months during the academic year 2022-2023

Description

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.

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

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, specialised 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

Possible extras in addition to this module:

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 level 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.

 

Open for: 1-5 (no max limit)

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

Semester 200 hours (about 10 hours per week)

Number of ECTS within master accreditation: depending to the effective number of hours done

Entrance examination:

Online examination through the Application, that needs to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos
  • Motivational letter (optional)
  • Deadline:
    • 15th April 2022
    • 15th September 2022

Description of final examination:

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

Teaching language/Required level of language

Italian (min A2 to be improved) and English (B2)

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

Erasmus students (STT) only. No extra fees.

GEN 4. Opera coaching for Pianists

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023

  • September 2022 – January 2023

OR

  • February 2023 – May 2023

Open for:

  • 1-2 piano students

Module for students currently studying for a bachelor, master’s or third cycle degree.

Content:

  • Opera coaching
  • Score reading
  • Singing lessons
  • Practice of opera coaching in several projects of the vocal department (participating and accompanying masterclasses, projects, lessons, stage- productions)
  • Construction of a target opera repertoire
  • Phonetics and operatic diction (French, English, German, Italian, Russian)
  • Knowledge of the international operatic world
  • Masterclass
  • Individual follow-up and personalised advice

Full methodology program concerning the preparation of opera professional coaching for pianists. Individual teaching with full recognition of the artistic potential and possibilities of each student in agreement with the international professional context.

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

  • James Alexander (opera coaching)
  • Nina Uhari, Réginald Le Reun (practice of opera coaching)
  • Sacha Michon, Barbara Zanicchelli, Florence Millon-Krattenmacher (Phonetics and operatic diction)
  • Sacha Michon (Singing lessons)
  • Vincent Theyenaz, Celine Latour (Scores reading)

Possible extras:

  • Preparation of an entire role from opera repertoire, Nina Uhari, Graham Lilly
  • Grotowski’s Actor Training, Marc Mayoraz
  • Masterclasses and seminars
  • Conducting sessions, Celso Antunes
  • Chamber music (with singers), Guy-Michel Caillat
  • Baroque opera coaching (maestro al cembalo), Leonardo Garcia Alarcon

24 ECTS

100 hours

Entrance examination: Requiered repertoire: Contact the Dean: marcin.habela@hemge.ch

Description of the final examination:

  • Progress examination

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

  • Full time module: free for students in Erasmus Programme (Swiss Mobility Programme)

Communication language: English and French

FLO 2. The Maestro Collaboratore (Vocal coach)

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

  • January 23, 2023 – April 30, 2023

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. Piano accompanying lesson 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 arias in Italian, including recitativos and/or cabalettas, if present
  3. A group of Italian Art songs

Participants:

Pianist / vocal coach

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

We give the participants the possibility to develop their skills 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):

  • Piano and Vocal Coaching Teachers: Andrea Severi, Antonella Bellettini, Ulla Casalini, Anna Toccafondi, Elisabetta Sepe, Daniela Freschi, Marco Bargagna, Elisabetta Sepe
  • History of Opera: Guglielmo Pianigiani
  • Art song practise/ Italian diction for coaches: Leonardo De Lisi

Possible extras:

  • Masterclass with renown singers and opera
  • Free entrance to rehearsals at Teatro del Maggio Musicale
  • A short programme (incl. city tour) 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,

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students: 1/6

Number of teaching / production hours: Up to 20 hours/week

 

 

Number of ECTS within master:

3 months Module will award 24 ECTS

  • “Piano accompaniment lessons” 1-to-1 6 ECTS
  • “Repertoire practice lessons” 1-to1 3 ECTS
  • “Conducting techniques for opera coaches” 3 ECTS
  • “Italian Diction for singers/coaches” 3 ECTS
  • “History of Opera” 3 ECTS
  • “Art song practise” 6 ECTS

Students from the Academies partners of the EOA consortium will be able to participate with an Erasmus grant for studies or traineeship without any tuition fee.

Participants from any other academy will have to pay a 602,85 enrolment and tuition fee (contract students) before the beginning of the module.

Entrance examination:

Before April 15, 2022, by email erasmus@consfi.it only:

  1. Please, send a link to a recent performance of yours (from not more than 1 year ago) including at least:
  • ONE piano solo piece of free choice or TWO Lieder (or Art Songs) accompanying a singer
  • ONE operatic aria or scene, accompanying a singer
  1. A brief curriculum and a complete list of studied operatic vocal score in Italian (only word or pdf file, please, or link to personal artistic website)

By May 15, 2021, 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
  • Erasmus mobility : each class will award a note of evaluation by the teacher and ECTs

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

ONLY Erasmus mobilities for studies or traineeship from EOA partners will be accepted

Contact person:

Prof. Leonardo De Lisi

e-mail: erasmus@consfi.it

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

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.

VAL 3. Repetiteur training (pianists)

(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)

Description of the EOA module:

  • Specific training as repetiteur working in the preparation of a fully staged opera production (title to be announced).
  • This includes:
  • Vocal coaching
  • Attending individual voice lessons of the cast
  • Language coaching
  • Musical rehearsals with the conductor and singers
  • Scenic rehearsals with the stage director, conductor and singers
  • Chorus rehearsals with the chorus conductor

 

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 3 students

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module:

Teaching: The first 9 weeks

  • Working with the singing teachers
  • Working with the opera coaches
  • Working with the conductor and vocal coaches
  • Working with the stage director and vocal coaches

Production: The following 4 weeks

  • Ensemble rehearsals with the singers and conductor
  • Ensemble rehearsals with the singers and stage director

 

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: May 31st 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; permanent artistic evaluation

 

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.

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.

PAR 3. Piano Accompaniment and Opera Coaching (pianists, training)

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

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

  • Winter semester: 1st October 2022 – 2nd week of February 2023
  • Spring semester: 3rd week of February 2023 – 30th June 2023

Description of the EOA Module

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)
  • Specialised 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.

 

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

This module represents a perfect opportunity to get to know and experience the tools to become an Opera accompanist, in a welcoming atmosphere of exchange and collaboration with the other students of the Conservatory, from all over the world.

A unique chance 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 Instituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani, specialised 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, Teatrio Regio, etc.).

Possible extras in addition to this module:

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 level A2+B1 in the first semester or English Course level B1 or B2 in second semester.

Open for:

A maximum of 2 pianists (EOA students)

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

Number of ECTS withiin master accreditation

Min 24 ECTS/semester (but possibly increasing according to the Learning Agreement)

 

Entrance examination

Online examination through the Application, that needs to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos
  • Motivational letter (optional)
  • Deadline: 
    • 15th April 2022
    • 15th September 2022

 

Teaching language/Required level of language

Italian (min A2 to be improved) and English (B2)

 

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

Erasmus students (SMS) only. No extra fees.

MAA 2. Opera production experience: collaborative piano

Period of the EOA module in 2022-2023:

January/ February/ March 2023

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. Specialisation 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 pianists

Application:

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

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • 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

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