Opera - Musical Theatre
A class which meets fall and spring semester, rehearses during class time and in the evenings as necessary. Students develop their acting and singing talents, culminating in fully staged, costumed, public performances.
Productions range from operatic scenes and musical theatre productions to dramatic and comic opera. Samples of recent work include an original work celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth called Myths, Mystique, and Mayhem: an original work titled The Lyric Kings celebrating the music of Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim; and original work titled Christmas from the Heart as part of the American Children's Christmas Festival; Carmen by Bizet; Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser; Puccini's La Bohème; Mozart's Marriage of Figaro; Celebrating Cole Porter; With a Song in My Heart, celebrating the music of Richard Rodgers; and A Gershwin Portrait.