Stage work and productions 1
Brief course description
The Stage Work and Productions course is central to the programme. The course shall give the students experience with practical work on stage. This work shall span a range of stylistic eras and show a certain breadth in regard to musical, vocal and theatrical styles. The choice of repertoire is adapted to the current group of opera students and is overseen by a team consisting of the theatrical and musical coordinators.
A key element of the work is that the students, under the instructor’s supervision and tutelage, must develop their own personal interpretation and be able take on a role and perform this role in a wider, overall context.
The course’s learning outcomes
Upon completing the course, students shall
- display independence when working on analysing characters on the basis of texts and music
- be able to demonstrate musical and theatrical skills in a stage production
- be able to relate to all the elements that are involved in a stage production
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching methods are educator-led teaching, supervision and independent work. The instruction is groupbased, with a focus on the individual student’s development.
The productions are either separate projects for the Master’s students or projects carried out across several programmes at the Academy of Opera. The productions are adapted so that all the Master’s students are given at least one major part during the programme.
Performative practice at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet or participation in another relevant professional enterprise may be approved as part of the course.
- mandatory attendance, minimum 80%
- active participation in the instruction
- ongoing completion of the mandatory assignments
All coursework requirements must be approved in order for a student to receive a final course assessment.
Students are assessed in relation to the course’s learning outcomes.
The course uses a pass/fail grading system.