European Opera Academy Modules

During the academic year of 2019/2020, the University College of Opera offers four different exchange modules in collaboration with the European Opera Academy (EOA). Two of the modules are in the autumn term 2019 and the two others are in the spring term 2020.

Description of the modules

Italian Opera Scenes - language, expression, communication

In this module you will work in parallel with language, musical performance, scenic expression, voice development and movement. The module contains:

  • Investigation of the influence of language on the scenic thought, action and performance
  • Reflection and group discussion about communication on stage in another language than your own
  • Practical exercises in vocal coaching and performance of opera scenes in original language, individually and in group
  • Practical role analysis and stage work
  • Movement

Total of ECTS: 20

Date: 2 September to 29 November 2019

Main language of instruction: English

Site - Event - Encounter

In this module, you get to explore venues and spaces different from the theatre, and how they influence the music-dramatic expression. The way of relating to the audience in the chosen room is also explored, and you get to influence the point of departure for the explorative work.The module is based on the student’s choice of an operatic role for close study in musical interpretation, coaching and vocal lessons. Selected scenes are then worked on for the specific space and further developed and explored in the performance site.

In the second phase of the course, you will work another two weeks in spaces and buildings outside the school, exploring how voice and architecture interact and create new auditive spaces for the performer and the audience.The module will also include a concert in December, on stage at Hugoteatern, the studio theatre of the University College of Opera.

Total of ECTS: 27

Date: 2 September to 19 December 2019

Main language of instruction: English

Opera Performance with Orchestra and Conductor

In this module, you will 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 project will consist of opera scenes from 2-3 different operas, conceptually merged into one opera performance. The course starts with preparatory work with vocal coaching with our teachers in musical interpretation and the conductor students.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. In group discussion, you and the other students get to reflect upon the work of rehearsal and performance, in the collaborative process of making opera.

The repertoire, kind of voice and role will be communicated in August 2019.

Total of ECTS: 22

Date: 13 January to 12 April 2020

Main language of instruction: English

Full Opera Production

This module offers an opportunity to perform an opera role or part of a role, in a full-scale production. The module consists of a period of musical preparation with vocal coaching and interpretation, followed by role analysis and stage rehearsals, led by a professional director and conductor. The performance is produced with orchestra, sets, lighting, costume and make up. Through a written account, which will be discussed in a seminar group, you will reflect upon the work of rehearsal and performance and your own artistic practice as opera singer.

The repertoire will be decided in August 2019 and the kind of voice and role will be notified in time.

Total of ECTS: 20

Date: 2 March to 7 June 2020

Main language of instruction: English

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Applications are handled through The European Opera Academy.The deadline for submitting your application is 15 April 2019. To apply, click on the green "Apply"-button on the top right corner of this page.

Immediately after 15 April you will receive an e-mail from our International Coordinator with instructions regarding the documents listed below that will be required. Please make sure you have your documents and audition material ready and up to date and answer within the given time frame in order to finish the application process without delays.

  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV
  • Web links to a recent audio recording and a  recent video recording. Each recording should be maximum 10 minutes
  • Your latest Transcript of Records
  • Certificate assuring that you are registered at a higher education institution
  • Letter of recommendation from a tutor or teacher at your home university
  • Nomination letter from your university


For information and details regarding the contents of the modules, please send an e-mail to

For other general information about the application or Erasmus related matters, please contact our International Coordinator