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Opera Program

The Opera Program at the University of Michigan is one of the most renowned in the world, with graduates achieving national and international careers as singing-actors and music educators. As a cornerstone program in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, students interested in developing their skills as opera performers are able to take advantage of all the offerings within these disciplines in an environment that is focused on carefully building technique, while at the same time offering many performance opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Here are some of the key components of the Opera Program at the University of Michigan:

  • A renowned voice faculty that works together for its students, collaborating with:
    • A team of conductors, coaches, and stage directors with real-world experience in opera production.
    • 2 mainstage, and 2 Studio and Workshop productions per year, as well as numerous opera scenes programs, offering more performance opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Language and diction classes offered both within the department, and at the exceptional language departments within the entire University of Michigan system.
  • Outstanding facilities and performance venues.
  • Design and execution for scenery, costumes, properties, and lighting provided by University Productions – a unique collaboration of faculty, staff, and students providing all production needs for optimal performance.
  • A holistic learning environment that includes classes such as Yoga for Performers, and productions that are purposely produced with environmentally friendly (green) components.
  • A Music Library that is one of the most complete centers for musical resources in North America, now featuring complete digital scan of all print media to Google – one of only a handful of libraries in the world to feature this ground-breaking program.
  • The academic resources of the University of Michigan – with its reputation as one of the finest universities in the world.

 

Upcoming and Recent Productions

 

Dead Man Walking

November 2014
Julius Ceasar (Giulio Cesare) March 2015
   
The Magic Flute March 2014
The Barber of Seville November 2013
Ariadne auf Naxos March 2013
Don Giovanni November 2012
The Rake's Progress March 2012
Falstaff November 2011
Little Women March 2011
The Elixir of Love November 2010
Armide March 2010
The Marriage of Figaro November 2009
   

 

 

Eugene Onegin soloElixir of Love Duet

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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