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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

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.

  • 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 and dance
  • 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
  • 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 by request
  • Intensive training in audition technique
  • Detailed study and preparation of a complete operatic role for presentation at a professionally equivalent audition and working session. This is usually assessed by a Head of Music from one of the main UK opera companies

Tuition fees

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£ 22,568per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • Campus address

    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3ER, Wales

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