Each semester, the Opera Workshop class produces a program of operatic scenes, ranging from small scenes with solos, duets and small ensembles to large scenes with full opera chorus. Programs include a great variety of scenes, from Classical, Romantic, and modern operas, featuring members of the class as soloists and chorus.
AUDITION INFORMATION: Participation in the class is based on auditions that occur in the first week of class. To audition, prepare an opera aria that demonstrates your vocal and dramatic abilities (an art song may be used for the audition, but aria is preferred.) An accompanist is provided at the audition, though singers are encouraged to bring their own, when possible. The scenes program for that semester will be determined by the results of the auditions.
Registration in Music 317 is required for participation in the Opera Workshop class. Note: Every 4 semesters, the Opera Workshop course is superseded by the production of a fully-staged large operatic work. For example, in Fall 2011, the department produced Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.