Opera Workshop

topsy turvyCMU Opera Workshop presents annual scene programs of opera, operetta and musical theater, one act operas and full operas in the Kountz Recital Hall, the Inman Student and Community Center and The Little Theatre. Vocal performance majors, vocal music education majors, instrumental majors and those involved in applied voice lessons are welcome to participate. Guest artists and faculty are also invited to participate when appropriate.

CMU Opera Workshop presents its performances in February and music students and community talent can participate in a full production or showcase as part of The CMU Summer Light Opera available for college credit in June each summer.

Learning to sing and act onstage as a soloist and as part of an ensemble is stressed as well as working with music and movement, gesture, characterization and improved vocalism. This is all part of the opera workshop training and experience.


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Future Performance:
The Marriage of Figaro, Feb. 20-22, 2014 in The Little Theatre, More Information

Past Full and One Act Operas- Winter and Summer
Iolanthe, 2012
Trial by Jury, 2011
The Telephone, 2011
Pirates of Penzance, 2011
Patience, 2010
HMS Pinafore and Signor Deluso, 2009
Gondoliers, 2008
The Magic Flute, 2008

Scene Programs and Showcases:
Topsy Turvey Gilbert and Sullivan Showcase, 2013
Songs of Love and Celebration, 2013
Fairytale and Opera, 2012
Scenes from Italian and American Opera, 2010
Scenes from American and Viennese Operetta, 2009
Scenes from Mozart’s Operas, 2007