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SCHOLARSHIP 2022

  
 
 General information 

Applications for scholarships at Vadstena-Akademien for the summer of 2022 are now open. We offer a number of different scholarships. A scholarship with us will give you a deeper understanding of the practical and artistic aspects of producing an opera. Applicants are expected to have documented relevant experience from studies or work within the field. The kinds of experience we expect are listed below along with information on how to apply. You can write your application in Swedish or English.

If you need more information, send us an e-mail to: apply@vadstena-akademien.org.  

New deadline for application 11 th of March

 

In the summer of 2022, we are producing " Breaking the Waves" (2016) by Missy Mazzoli and  Royce Vavrek, and "Il colore fa la regina" by Carlo Francesco Pollarolo (1653-1723) and Matteo Noris (1640-1714). The productions are located in the historic surroundings of Vadstena Castle (built in 1545) and the Vadstena Old Theatre (built in 1825). 

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Wig and make-up assistants   

7 June – 21 July (Vadstena Old Theatre) 

7 June – 16 Aug (Vadstena Castle) 

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Description 

As a wig and make-up assistant you will practice closely with your mentor, one of our wig and make-up designers, to produce the wigs and make-up for ”Breaking the Waves” or "Il colore fa la regina". During the performances, you will be responsible for overall maintenance of wigs as well as assisting the performers.

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Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org   

Download application form Wig and make-up assistant

 

Stage assistants  

7 June – 22 July August (Vadstena Castle) 

7 June - 16 August (Vadstena Castle) 

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Description 

As a stage assistant practice closely with your mentor you will produce the set, props and other things needed and perform other tasks necessary to build the set for "Breaking the Waves".  Stage assistants also have responsibilities during performances, and are part of safety routines and overall maintenance under the guidance of the stage manager. 

Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org   

Download application form Stage assistant

 

 

Lighting assistants 

7 June– 21 July (Vadstena Old Theatre) 

7 June– 16 Aug (Vadstena Castle) 

  

Description 

As a lighting assistant, you will practice closely with your mentor, the lighting designer, to produce the lighting for "Breaking the Waves" or “Il colore fa lar regina”. During the performances, you are also expected to operate the stage lights. ​ 

Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org   

Download application form lighting assistant

 

 

Stage director's assistant 

13 June – 16 Aug (Vadstena Castle) 

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Description 

As a stage director’s assistant for “Breaking the Waves”, you will practice closely with your mentor, the stage director. You will assist the stage director in day-to-day tasks such as planning the schedule, taking notes during rehearsals, and coordinating the production. In short, you will be the stage director’s right hand. The scholarship offers an interesting mix of practical and artistic elements, allowing you to develop a deep understanding of a stage director’s work.  

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Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org 

Download application form Stage director's assistant

 

 

Orchestra at Vadstena Castle (Breaking the Waves) 

7 July - 10 August  

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Description 

Modern instruments. As a member of the orchestra, you will play your instrument with your mentors, the conductor and the concertmaster, for "Breaking the Waves". You will also play in one additional concert given in Vadstena. Further information concerning the concert will be provided later. We are looking for the following instrumentalists: 

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Flute, piccolo 

Oboe 

Clarinet 

Bassoon, contrabassoon 

Horn 

Trombone 

Percussion 

Piano/synthesizer 

Harp 

Electric guitar 

Violin 

Viola 

Cello 

Double bass 

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Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details and preferably a recording of your playing to apply@vadstena-akademien.org   

Download application form Orchestra

 

 

 

Orchestra at Vadstena Old Theatre (Il colore fa la regina) 

23 June - 16 July Continuo 

27 June - 16 July Orchestra

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Description 

Period instruments a=415Hz. As a member of the orchestra, you will play your instruments with your mentor, the musical director for "Il colore fa la regina". You will also take part in one concert given in Vadstena. Further information concerning the concert will be provided later. We are looking for the following instrumentalists: 

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​ Violin  

Viola 

Cello, continuo 

Double bass 

Bassoon 

Oboe 

Teorb

Application 

Please fill out the form below and send this  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details and preferably a recording of your playing to apply@vadstena-akademien.org   

Download application form Orchestra

 

 

Project assistants/foyer  

27 June - 16 Aug 

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Description  

As a project assistant, you play an important role in the productions and performances and for the audience. You interact with the entire production team, and your closest mentor will be the sales and foyer manager. You will be situated in the office with just over 10 people from the marketing and planning team. Your tasks will vary from day to day and include marketing activities; setting up and maintaining the foyer; sales, and customer service before, during and after performances; and overall support. Applicants should have an interest in service and the performing arts and be responsible individuals. Applicants with a driving license are preferred. 

 

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Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org 

Download application form project assistant

 

 

Production planning assistants 

7 June - 16 Aug 

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Description  

As a production planning assistant, you will assist the producer with the planning of opera productions and concerts at Vadstena Castle or at the Vadstena Old Theatre, as well as handling your own parts of the projects. You will participate in and follow the work during the rehearsals and the performance period. You will be situated in the office with just over 10 people from the marketing and planning team. You will also be required to lend a helping hand wherever it is needed. You have an interest in production planning and the Producer’s role and managing projects. You should either have studied in the field or have relevant experience from similar positions, not be afraid to take initiatives, and be interested in taking responsibility in a creative and dynamic environment. Applicants with a driving license are preferred.  

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Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org 

 

Download application form production planning assistant

 

Marketing assistant 

7 June - 16 Aug 

 

Description  

As a marketing assistant, you will assist the Head of Marketing and Communications and the Ticket and foyer Manager with  communications about opera productions and concerts at Vadstena Castle and at the Vadstena Old Theatre, as well as managing your own parts of the projects. You will be situated in the office with just over 10 people from the marketing, production and planning team. Furthermore, you will be required to lend a helping hand wherever it is needed. You have an interest in marketing, in the performing arts, and have knowledge about the marketing role. You should either have studied in the field or have relevant experience from similar positions, not be afraid to take initiatives, and be interested in taking responsibility in a creative and dynamic environment. Applicants with a driving license are preferred. 

   

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Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and 2 relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org 

Download application form marketing assistant

Costume assistants 

7 June - 8 July (Vadstena Old Theatre) 

7 June - 21 July (Vadstena Old Theatre) 

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7 June – 22 July (Vadstena Castle) 

7 June – 16 Aug (Vadstena Castle) 

  

Description 

As a costume assistant in 2022, you will produce the costumes for "Breaking the Waves" or "Il colore fa la regina" under the guidance of our head of costume.  One of the costume assistants will stay throughout the performance period to tend to the maintenance of the costumes. ​ 

Application 

Please fill out the form below and send it  with your CV, cover letter and two relevant references with contact details to apply@vadstena-akademien.org 

Download application form costume assistant 

 

Questions  

If you have any further questions or need more information, please contact us at apply@vadstena-akademien.org.

New deadline for application 11 th of March

Next auditions for singers will be held in the autumn of 2022. 

 

 

 

 

 

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