M.A. Opera Performance

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama | Cardiff , United Kingdom
This Opera Performance course from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama will allow you to focus upon Opera Performance, providing opportunities to receive specialist training in opera skills, movement, acting, stagecraft, European languages and ensemble skills as part of a dedicated MA programme.

Description

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This Opera Performance course from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama provides extensive training relevant to the requirements and demands of professional opera companies, addressing important employability issues that will become increasingly important in the coming decade. You will receive one-to-one singing lessons and coaching, specialist language tuition and fully integrated classes in stagecraft, including movement and dance. Through a professional operatic process, the course supports the development of your understanding, imagination and powers of expression. In addition to a significant role in at least one fully-staged opera production, you will work with professional repetiteurs and directors over two years in the preparation of opera scenes presentations, which will typically include baroque and contemporary works as well as standard repertoire. The programme also provides intensive training in audition technique, with input from prominent staff members and artists from opera companies including Welsh National Opera.

Several graduates of RWCMD have gone on to have successful careers in opera, both at home and abroad including Glyndebourne, Garsington, Grange Park Opera, Clonter Opera, Opera in Northern Ireland as well as at Welsh National Opera itself.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline October 1st
Tuition fee
  • GBP 10553 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9920 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses:
  • The Collaborative Performer
  • Performing Recitative
  • The Singer-Actor
  • Preparing Opera Scenes

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
550
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
80

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Requirements

Typical minimum entry requirements include an upper second class degree in music with considerable practical experience.

Candidates who have a degree but not in music need to have significant experience within the field.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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