Opera conducting – part 2 (Amsterdam)

Tuesday 30th May 2017 - Sunday 4th June 2017
Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, Netherlands

There are very limited chances internationally for young orchestra conductors to learn to work as an orchestra conductor with opera repertoire. This is the reason three enoa coorganisers joint forces for a three part workshop opera conducting.

During three periods in three different places – Amsterdam (Dutch National Opera), Waterloo (Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel) and Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – a series of training workshops on different aspects of conducting will take place, fostering participants skills on choir, orchestra and soloists conducting.

It will be mandatory that the same group of conductors will take part in all three phases of the workshop.

The workshop’s objectives at the Dutch National Opera: conductors will learn to work with chorus in opera repertoire.

Tutors: Italian Conductor Carlo Rizzi for all three workshops. In Amsterdam as well chorus master Ching-Lien Wu. 

Link with contemporary music: at least one piece of the repertoire to prepare is contemporary opera or 20th century piece.

The workshop programme includes working with a chorus of 24 (6,6,6,6) freelance singers while being coached by the masters, doing a mock audition on how to judge singers for an opera chorus, observing chorus rehearsals with Ching-Lien Wu conducting, discussing with both maestros, visiting a performance of Rigoletto conducted by Maestro Rizzi. 

Click here for description of part 3

Application process for the artists willing to apply: 
- the artist must be connected to one of the 13 enoa member institutions 
- the artist must contact his/her sending institution, which decides if they recommend his/her application  
- the hosting institution confirms the list of participants after the registration deadline
- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel (fully or partly according to each institution’s internal rules)
*Per-diem are paid or not according to each institution’s internal rules

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practical information

Subscription's Deadline:
1st February 2017

7 conductors

artistic requirements

Selection Criteria:
the three organising enoa partners will select the conductors. The same group of conductors takes part in all three parts of the workshop : Waterloo May 10-14 2017, Amsterdam May 30-June 4 2017, Lisbon July 4-8 2017

Programme to prepare:

To be decided

Specific expectations:
Workshop for young extremely talented conductors with a strong interest and motivation to have a career in opera.