Westminster Opera Studio
Rebecca Hansen as the Countess, JannaLyse Erickson as Susanna, and Anna Morris as
Cherubino in a scene from "Le nozze di Figaro" December 2011.
Opera Studio gives young singers the chance to learn the art of singing on stage. Performance opportunities include fully staged operas with chamber ensemble, opera scenes and multiple other special events on and off campus. Students in the course will engage in character study through observation and improvisatory exercises, with special emphasis given to the interpretation of music and the use of the singing voice as a crucial part of character development. Operatic repertory will focus on music composed up through the eighteenth century, operettas and contemporary chamber operas or musicals appropriate for young voices.
Opera Studio performance
March, 26, 7:30, Vieve Gore Concert
Westminster's Opera Studio rolls out the red carpet in Opera Goes to the Movies, a multi-media event featuring great operatic moments that have been illuminated on the silver screen and on television. Enjoy clips from movies like Shawshank Redemption, Fifth Element, Life is Beautiful and Pretty Woman as our award-winning singers dazzle you with live performances of Puccini, Verdi, Offenbach, Donizetti, and more.
Merry Wives of Windsor
By Otto Nicolai
Directed by Isaac Hurtado
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Westminster College’s Opera Studio scored another triumph last week with its two-night run of Otto Nicolai’s 1849 Singspiel (as German operas with spoken dialogue are called) Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor).