Course Description

The RCS Opera Course was recently restructured to acknowledge the ever-increasing expectation from the industry that opera singers be acting singers and singing actors.  Above all, it seeks to recognise that Opera is 50% singing and 50% acting. We aim to set out a well-defined pathway for our students with clear goals along the route.  It does not mark the end of years of vocal training, rather it opens the door to a whole new world that is now accessible to those who can meet its demands.

The first year is dedicated to acquiring and improving on a basic skill set, creating a safe environment to encourage self-expression, consolidating vocal technique and honing the craft of auditioning. The second allows students to participate in at least two of three annual opera productions.  These are placed in terms one and two allowing graduating students to easily participate in any summer festival productions in term 3.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for both the MMus and MA are normally expected to hold a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.


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