MA Repetiteur Studies

Our two-year, full-time Masters programme in Repetiteurship commences in September. It is a bespoke programme led by the College's Head of Keyboard in partnership with the Opera and Vocal Performance Department, and in close association with Welsh National Opera (WNO). Our aim is to offer the finest training available anywhere in the world in this challenging and competitive field.

Students benefit from expert tuition in College and from the Music Staff at WNO, with opportunities to observe professional repetiteurs in rehearsal.

The course follows a structured approach, with one-to-one tuition and classes ensuring that all of the essential repetiteur skills are finely cultivated. At the same time, our students receive vocational training as music staff in the opera rehearsal studio, providing a thorough grounding in core repertoire.

Student repetiteurs play for several College opera productions each year, participate in language classes and develop skills in coaching, choral preparation, continuo and conducting. Recent opera productions at the college have included Falstaff, Le nozze di Figaro, Albert Herring, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Street Scene.

Key Features

  • Expert one-to-one tuition from eminent repetiteurs and coaches
  • Opportunities to observe professional repetiteurs in rehearsal at WNO
  • Placement within a major UK opera house 
  • Detailed study and preparation of substantial core repertoire
  • Opportunities to play for a number of College opera and opera scenes productions each year
  • Training in, and opportunities to accompany, vocal performances and rehearsals, such as those involving the RWCMD College Chorus and Chamber Choir
  • Opportunities to play at language classes, vocal coaching sessions and masterclasses
  • Training in the development of coaching, choral preparation and conducting skills
  • Experience of a professionally equivalent audition and working session

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