Russian language in opera fragments of Russian composers

Autumn semester September 1, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Spring semester January 28 - June 15, 2020

Open for:

2-3 vocal students

Russian language phonetics and training in opera fragments of Russian composers /N. Rimski-Korsakov, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Prokofiev, etc./ together with local students. Daily lessons in the opera studio “Figaro”.

Possibility to participate in rehearsals/performances at the National Opera after auditions.

Possibility to master the Russian language: perception, listening, speaking, reading, communication skills.

In addition, EOA students will be offered a tailor-made study programme:

  • Singing lessons – vocal coaching for opera repertoire
  • Working with pianists
  • Acting skills
  • Stage movement and dance
  • Contemporary ear-training techniques
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Chamber singing

Possibility to combine extended studies of Russian opera repertoire with Russian-speaking teachers and in the live language environment.

Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module:

Kristine Gailite, Lilija Greidane, Krisjanis Norvelis, Janis Apeinis, Antra Jankava, Regina Kaupuza (choreographer)

Possible extras:

  • Supplementary tailor-made study programme
  • Free entrance to all National Opera performances (except premieres and guest performances)
  • Very intensive concert activities and city culture
  • According to study program

Number of teaching/ production hours of the EOA module:

24 - 30 ECTS (depending on selected courses)


  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Requirements:
    • Recordings (DVD, YouTube)
    • Application form
    • Artistic CV

Description of final examination:

  • Public performance of opera fragment/s

Total expenses of the EOA module per student:

  • EUR 1360 p/semester for course participants
  • Travel and subsistence not included

Activity: Performance
Academy of music: Riga
Language training: English, Russian
Student: Singers

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