Opera Vocal Performance - Bachelor
The Bachelor’s programme in Opera with a specialisation in vocal performance is a programme for students who want to become opera singers. The programme is taught in Swedish. Here you will find information on the structure of the three-year programme.
Being an opera singer means that through the music, with your voice and body, you embody people’s thoughts, feelings and relationships with your strong and spirited presence on stage. Opera is often about epic dramatic events and emotions, but an opera singer must also be able to embody people’s innermost secrets in a concentrated and expressive way.
Applicants should have already completed studies in music and vocal techniques and have good knowledge of music theory. You should also have a strong musical-dramatic expressive drive. Our students have often already completed preparatory studies in music or musical drama at a college of music, folk high school (independent adult education college) or study association.
Bachelor's Programme in Opera with a Specialisation in Vocal Performance
The objective of the Bachelor’s programme is to educate its students so that they become independent, artistically aware and reflective opera singers.
The structure over the three years:
Semester 1: The meeting of text and music – basic musical-dramatic interpretation exercises, methods and practice.
Semester 2: The collective work process – collaboration on stage and work with the conductor and director. The students present their work to an audience.
Semester 3: Language, expression and audience – singing in foreign languages and continuing to develop skills in musical-dramatic communication. The first collaboration with an orchestra in a public concert
Semester 4: Opera, historically and in our time – a large-scale exercise with a conductor and orchestra, in which students hone their collaboration and interpretation skills. Roles and classical opera repertoire are tested and discussed from a contemporary perspective.
Semester 5: Venue, encounter, event – how the space and various ways of approaching the audience affect musical-dramatic expression. The semester concludes with a performance at a major opera house or on an alternative major stage with a full orchestra. Audition training, preparations for professional work.
Semester 6: Degree project and preparation for professional work – a major opera production with an orchestra and conductor and a reflective project, in which students enhance their skills as independent artists.