Date: 28th June to 2nd July 2019
This ISP will be held in conjunction with the “Opera in the Making” module offered within the EOA program, and the Musiektheater M4 Festival both organised by ZUYD-Conservatorium Maastricht. The module and the festival explore new developments within the art form of opera and encourage the spirit of the musicians as makers.
The experience will include existing opera repertoire and new opera repertoire in a contemporary setting.
The ISP will include a group of students from all the 7 partner HEIs who will actively participate the whole week: they will visit the rehearsals and performances, they will interview their peers who perform the operas on the content and on the collaborative learning methods.
To create a good balance in the program two professional experts in the field of new opera will be involved as invited teachers.
The first ISP of WG2, PREVIEW MAASTRICHT, included 17 teachers from partner institutions of WG2 (7 Maastricht, 4 Porto, 6 Vilnius), 30 students including a student group consisting of students from all project partners, as well as four external experts. A public of 750 people witnessed the performances. It had a schedule of five days full of learning, teaching and training activities from morning to midnight, including panel discussions, workshops, group tuition and opera performances of works studied (please see the agenda in the annex). WG2 members and further teachers from WG2’s institutions participated as teachers. Students worked on the ‘Opera in the Making’ module, coached by professional directors and a professional conductor. Students created new short operas which were displayed at five public performances. Students discussed their their experiences with peers and faculty. IN addition, further students and faculty of the Maastricht opera department attended and participated.
Programme: View here