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 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.