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Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Opera Making and Writing

Institution Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Department Music
Study type Taught


This Masters programme, part of an exciting partnership between Guildhall School and the Royal Opera House, allows composers and writers to focus on how new opera is created, developed and performed.

The programme is coordinated in close collaboration with the School’s award-winning Opera Department, its Technical Theatre Department and colleagues at the Royal Opera House. It enables students to acquire first-hand experience of the day-to-day workings of the Royal Opera House while receiving individually-tailored one-to-one tuition from the School’s Writer-in-Residence, Stephen Plaice, or from a member of the School’s world-class Composition Department such as department Head Julian Philips.

Specifically focusing on operatic composition and the theatre, the core programme activity supports writers and composers to work collaboratively on the creation of a new chamber operatic work. This piece will be rehearsed, produced and premiered by the Opera programme in Guildhall School’s new Milton Court Studio Theatre. Additional projects allow writers to focus more specifically on their own creative practice – whether poetry, prose or dramatic script – and composers to develop their craft in writing for the operatic voice.

Master of Arts - MA (PG)

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