Opera Repetiteur placement

January/February/March OR
April/May/June/July (3 months)
communication language: EN

1 piano student (for each period)

The module will provide students with the experience to develop technical, stylistic, artistic and intellectual skills which form the basis of working at an advanced level as a repetiteur.

Pianists will work collaboratively throughout all aspects of the preparation and production process of the College’s fully-staged opera (repertoire to be confirmed). They will be mentored throughout by key College staff and they will also have contact with members of Welsh National Opera music staff.

The rehearsal process will mirror industry practice and provide the opportunity for the students to immerse themselves fully in the score, as well as becoming part of the creative team delivering the production.

The technical and musical requirements of playing during the rehearsal process will be supported by 1:1 lessons from experienced professionals in this field.

  • Music rehearsals: 12 hrs per week (4-5 weeks)
  • Production rehearsals: 40 hrs per week (5 weeks)
  • Stage rehearsals: 60 hrs per week (2 weeks)
  • Languages: up to 3 hrs per week, depending on the project
  • 1:1 keyboard lesson: 1 hr per week

Simon Phillippo, Head of Keyboard Performance
Angela Livingstone, Head of Opera & Vocal Performance
Martin Constantine, International Chair in Directing
Alma Sheehan, performance coach
Music Staff of Welsh National Opera

Description of final examination:

Continual assessment across project (50%)
Performance in recitative project (50%)

Possible extras:

Language classes
1:1 keyboard lessons
Conducting lessons (optional)
Observation of WNO rehearsals and attendance at dress rehearsals (by negotiation on an individual basis)

Activity: Performance, Production, Training
Academy of music: RWCMD Cardiff
Language training: English
Student: Pianists

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