In UNLV Opera classes, workshops, and performances, student singers develop their skills as singing actors, practice yoga for singers, and perform in scenes, one-acts, and full operatic productions.
Opera Workshop I
Laboratory course devoted to the development of acting and movement skills for opera/operetta. Students will develop improved skills in movement and acting. Students will learn how to prepare an operatic role. Students will showcase their work as singing actors via public performance in opera scenes.
Opera Workshop II
Laboratory course devoted to the performance of operatic excerpts and short operas. Students will develop improved skills in movement and acting as well as a polished audition package. Students will showcase their work as singing actors via public performance in opera scenes and/or a chamber opera production.
Production course with involvement as a performer or production assistant in an opera/operetta production. Students showcase their work as singing actors via public performance in this large-scale operatic production with orchestra.
Production History includes:
2021-2022 Body of Art (world premiere), La canterina/Der Schauspieldirektor
2020-2021 Royal Flush (collegiate premiere)
2019-20: Dido and Aeneas, Orpheus in the Underworld.
2018-19: State of Grace (world premiere), No Guarantees (workshop), Dialogues of the Carmelites
2017-18: Die Fledermaus, Don Giovanni
2016-17: Orfeo ed Euridice/Les malheurs d'Orphée, A Midsummer Night's Dream
2015-16: Trial by Jury/The Beautiful Bridegroom, La bohème
2014-15: Little Red Riding Hood, L'enfant et les sortilèges, Le nozze di Figaro
2013-14: Suor Angelica/Sancta Susanna, Ariadne auf Naxos