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MA Opera Performance


Course Description

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.

Key Features

- 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, dance and stage combat
- 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 with orchestra under professional production conditions
- Roles in public 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
- Intensive training in audition technique
- Detailed study and preparation of a complete operatic role for presentation at a professionally equivalent audition led by Welsh National Opera

Visit the MA Opera Performance page on the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. 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.

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