Seminar “Opera as Imagination and Realization 4. Director’s Perspective”

7–10 February 2023 at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, room A202 (Joachim Herz Room)
Lecturer: opera director Sandra Leupold (Berlin)

Credits for the full course: 3 EAP
Registration deadline: February 3, 2023

The goal of the seminar is to help young composers, librettists, artists and others find their path in music theatre
but also to observe, analyse and discuss creative processes, and new ideas emerging in the opera. The fourth
seminar is dedicated to the work of an opera director. Doctoral students will learn more about the process of
preparing an opera, the collaboration between director and conductor, director and singer, director and
scenographer, as well as different styles.

Tuesday, February 7
14.30–16.00 Introduction: work of a director, cooperation with the conductor and the stage designer
16.15–18.00 Verdi direction: Don Carlo. Work, conception, difficulties that arose during the work, etc.
Wednesday, February 8
14.30–16.00 French Opera: Massenet's "Werther"
16.15–18.00 Continuation
Thursday, February 9
14.30–16.00 Contemporary opera: Sciarrino et al.
16.15–18.00 Continuation
Friday, February 10

The event is organised by the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, supported by the ASTRA project of the
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre EMTASTRA, 2014-2020.4.01.16-0043 (European Union, European Regional
Development Fund).