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The Training Courses for the Future Trainers Start in the studiOpera Project

The StudiOpera project, which aims at providing vocational training for stage professions and cultural management skills in the field of performing arts, has reached its second phase of development. After ending the first period of the studiOpera project – a research phase at a national level –the strengths and weaknesses in the current training offer for the performing arts in Romania were identified. The analysis covered not only the Bucharest National Opera but also other performing arts institutions and specialized educational institutes throughout the country.

Based on the research findings, the necessary training courses for trainers will begin in February. The trainees will be professionals from ONB with higher education, who will later on train the other employees of ONB in the last phase of the project. “The training of trainers” will be done with the support of the specialists in The Teatro alla Scala Academy, within a mobility program between Romania and Italy. Moreover, the future trainers will obtain a certificate of graduation issued by the CNFPA (National Council for Adult Vocational Training) for the occupation of “trainer”.

The beneficiaries of the courses are grouped into several categories, depending on the specialization to be attended:
-    Soloists and collaborative pianists, who will become Trainers of Vocal and Singing Coaches for Courses for Singers, according to the occupational standard;
-    Trainers of Ballet Masters and Mistresses for courses for Dancers;
-    Trainers of Technicians for courses for Stage Technicians and Workshop specialists (Tailoring, Gaffer, Hairdressing – Make-up);
-    Trainers for Cultural Management in the field of performing arts.

The first scheduled course is the one of Italian Language and Diction, which will take place on February 7th and 8th, and will be held by Professor Maria Caterina Bortoletto. The course will focus on the basic grammar and phonetic rules, knowledge of the rare or obsolete lexical terms, but which are frequently used in the opera repertoire of the seventeenth century until the early twentieth century.
Starting February 9th, a four-day course of Music Drama will be held by Professor Marco Bolognesi Gandini. The course will focus on the analysis and performance of significant passages from the operas of various composers such as Mozart, Donizetti, etc.
On February 11th, the course on cultural management in the field of performing arts will start with the module Principles of Artistic and Cultural Programming, held by Professor A. M. Grassi. Within the same course, Professors L. Aragano and G. Ciancio will teach the module Project Management and the Business Plan on February 25th and 26th.

Between February 21st-28th, a course on Dance Techniques will be held in Milan by various professors: Frédéric Olivieri, Leonid Nikonov, Paolo Podina, Maurizio Vanadia, Bella Ratchinskaia, Emanuela Tagliavia. Within this module, from February 21st to 26th the trainees will assist at the staging of the performance Theme and Variations by George Balanchine. Within the same module, from February 28th until March 4th, the trainees will attend the courses held by Suki Schorer, ballet master at The School of American Ballet.

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