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Students will undertake this subject to develop sound working knowledge, and isolate and cultivate the skills, necessary for performing opera repertoire with confidence from either the baroque/classical periods, or the romantic/twentieth-century periods, depending on the cycle of repertoire selection for the course. This will include the development of:
- Strategies for singers to achieve confident interactive voice, lyric diction and body work for stage productions;
- Strategies for repetiteurs to work confidently between keyboard parts and full orchestral scores in a spontaneous rehearsal context, and to negotiate with confidence complex ensemble interactions and dynamics in the rehearsal room.
To achieve these goals, students will work in group contexts to consolidate and develop:
- Confident skills in vocal delivery and acting with appropriate stylistic approaches
- Confident skills in the interactions between singing, speech, lyric diction and text appropriate to the demands of either baroque/classical, or romantic/twentieth-century operatic works
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate skill in:
- perform with confidence a variety of operatic styles appropriate to the baroque/ classical or romantic/twentieth-century periods being investigated;
- participate with confidence and fluency in preparation and rehearsal of an operatic scene from baroque/ classical or romantic/twentieth-century repertoire;
- respond with confidence and fluency to instruction for improvisation using movement and voice;
- write with confidence and fluency phoneticisation in IPA of text relevant to the operatic repertoire being studied;
- coordinate with confidence and fluency vocal/physical warm-up exercises.
Last updated: 10 November 2019