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Theoretical Courses

As the second year of the IOA programme is focused on practice, lessons in opera theory are provided in service to concerts and productions. During the academic year 2018-2019, students are provided with methodological insight into opera production in the course Methodology.


Methodology offers an introduction to the inside workings of the world of opera. The course covers the different phases of the creation of a new performance and deals with such topics as production, planning and set-up of an opera house organisation chart. Students will visit the workshops of one of the major Belgian opera houses. Included in this course is a guest lecture on stage management. Other topics include management, self-management (negotiating fees, different types of contracts) etc. 

Detailed information will be provided in due time.

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