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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Opera (European Style)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

This programme provides extensive training relevant to the requirements and demands of professional opera companies, addressing important employability issues that will become increasingly significant in the coming decade.

  • One-to-one singing lessons and repertoire coaching
  • Individual tuition with eminent professional singers and leading coaches
  • Specialist tuition in Italian, French and German
  • Fully integrated classes in stagecraft including movement and dance
  • Tuition in dramatic and interpretative skills
  • Classes focusing on professional etiquette and opera protocol, developing an awareness of collaborative working practices
  • Professional operatic working practices with professional directors and repetiteurs
  • Public performance in a fully staged opera
  • Opera scenes presentations including baroque and contemporary works as well as standard repertoire
  • Opportunities to observe and shadow Welsh National Opera (WNO) concert party events, WNO Max projects and selected studio rehearsals
  • WNO chorus mentors by request
  • Intensive training in audition technique
  • Detailed study and preparation of a complete operatic role for presentation at a professionally equivalent audition and working session. This is usually assessed by a Head of Music from one of the main UK opera companies

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

20-SEP-21

Modules

Opera Performance 1 (40 Credits) - Core
The Opera Professional 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Talking Text & Creating Character (20 Credits) - Core
The Collaborative Performer (20 Credits) - Core
Opera Ensemble Project (20 Credits) - Core
The Opera Professional 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Opera Performance 2 (40 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,911

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification, although the College is able to consider applications from people without formal qualifications if they have an exceptional level of ability, practical experience, and a good understanding of the opera profession.