Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


European training for vocal, piano, conducting students and alumni
2017 - 07 - 06  16.15 h.

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the European Opera Academy announce the modules offered for the academic year 2017-2018.

Vocal, piano and conducting students and alumni who want to master professional skills, extend knowledge, participate in creative workshops and who are interested in innovative training at European level are welcome to apply.

Academy offers two modules in 2018: Opera Production and Internship, and Experimental Opera Incubator.

More information about the European Opera Academy, modules and application deadlines are on the EOA website.   



OPERA PRODUCTION and INTERNSHIP is available for students from ERASMUS+ partner institutions (3 months) and Nordplus NordOpera network (2 or 3 months).

An intensive course (duration – 8 weeks) simulates the opera production process in the theatre starting from the audition for the opera roles and ending with the opera production on stage. The module includes mastering of singing and artistic skills, preparation of opera role, creativity and search for individual interpretation concepts. The course consists of individual work with the vocal teachers and pianist, piano coach, acting and stage movement lessons, rehearsals with the director and conductor. The chosen opera in 2018 is G. Verdi’s Falstaff. The final opera project will be performed at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic with Academy’s student symphony orchestra. The course is intended for mezzo-sopranos, basses and baritones.

Internship at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre – LNOBT

Duration of internship is one month (before or after the internship at the Opera studio at LMTA). All productions (revivals) are available, except for opera premiers and co-productions. The internship includes participation (small roles and/or choir) in the productions and rehearsals at the theatre.

Names of the Professors of this Module:
Director: Lars Franke (Germany)
Conductor: Martynas Staškus
Vocal teachers: Algirdas Janutas, Asta Krikščiūnaitė, Liudas Norvaišas, Deividas Staponkus
Piano coach: Eleonora Taškinaitė
Pianist: Milda Umbrusevičiūtė
Body language: Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
Acting and stage language: Adrija Čepaitė

Application deadline: October 1st, 2017.

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(January 15, 2018 – April 15, 2018) is available for students from ERASMUS+ partner institutions and Nordplus NordOpera network.

Incubator invites opera singers to develop strong creative concepts related to opera as ‘voice in (urban) landscape’ in a contemporary context. Concept proposal should be presented by the end of September 2017. Selected authors of projects will be invited to the Incubator for concept development, creative interdisciplinary collaboration, production and presentation of the project in the program of the 7th Contemporary opera festival NOA (New Opera Action).

Creative projects such as short opera, performing art production, sound or interdisciplinary installation, contemporary music theatre, musical action and other form of multidisciplinary work that discover new ways of artistic expression, explore new spaces, community contexts, promote innovative communication and create new audiences, are welcome.

Incubator provides assistance in concept and dramaturgy development, visual solutions, performance coaching, improvisation, technical and artistic production. Projects that require involvement of music & digital technology (electronics, spatial sound, etc.), interactive recordings, installations will be assisted by a technical and creative staff of Music Innovation Studies Centre.

NOA will be a platform for public presentation of the project. Festival is organized by production house OPEROMANIJA aimed at creating and developing experimental new music theatre through diverse artistic collaborations. Since 2008 it has produced over 40 contemporary operas and various multidisciplinary art projects.

Creative projects applications should be sent in week 39 (last week of September 2017 – before October 1st, 2017). Followed by evaluation/assessment, which will take 2 weeks, the results will be sent to all applicants.

Authors of selected projects will be informed about the fee in the invitation letter (sent not later than week 42 – before October 22nd, 2017).

List of educational and production assistants available (depends on the creative project):
Artistic production: Ana Ablamonova
Composition and electronics: Mantautas Krukauskas
Concept development: Mantautas Krukauskas, Artūras Bumšteinas
Dramaturgy: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė
Improvisation: Liudas Mockūnas, Rūta Vitkauskaitė
Lighting design: Julius Kuršys
Music and digital technology: Julius Aglinskas, Jonas Jurkūnas
Performance coaching: Vykintas Baltakas, Rūta Vitkauskaitė
Visual and set design: Simona Biekšaitė.