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Directing performance - interpretation and rehearsal process

mentored by Tim Hopkins

24 - 28 October 2022



A 5-day intensive workshop for creative teams, repetiteurs, and singers, exploring different approaches to opera as interpretive theatre, and the experience of rehearsal.


This workshop offers emerging practitioners in these fields a space to explore their work without the constraints or expectations of delivering complete productions.



Working in three small units comprising director, designer, singer and repetiteur, participants will bring their artistry to the interpretation of opera scenes drawn from different parts of the repertoire, but which may share common themes.


Teams will work intensely on a particular piece of material, to consider what it is, what they think it means, and how to show that to an audience through their choices, for example about context, visuality, and the performing artistry of the singer.


Emerging repetiteurs will also develop their supportive skills as part of each team.


The process will be guided by Tim Hopkins, a UK based practitioner whose work includes opera direction and scenic design, theatre making, moving image, performing, the digital realm and practice as research in a range of contexts (www.timhopkinsworks.com)


The schedule will include opportunities to share ideas about process, work-in progress and outcomes with peers.


Work will take place in various spaces around the Kolarac Endowment, with an informal sharing at the end of week, open to the public.


Depending on the progress of their work, and relationships that emerge between participants’ understandings of the repertoire, this event may have a dramaturgical dimension in itself, for example a site-specific function.


 Practical informations


Date: From October 23rd to 29th, 2022


Place: Kolarac Endowement
Studentski trg 5


 Application process


Selection criteria:


• CV is compulsory for all the artists. Depending on the artist mandatory is a recording (for vocalists and pianists) or a portfolio (designers and directors)

• Short video up to three minutes is highly beneficial for all the candidates.


Programme to prepare:

Program will be selected and distributed upon artists selection.


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments




Number of participants: max. 15

- Positions reserved for participants supported by enoa organisations: 10

- Positions reserved for participants selected by the hosting institution: 5




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