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Opera Studio

Westminster Opera Studio
Prof. Michael Chipman, Director

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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.

Westminster Opera Studio
2013-14 Performances


The Light in the Piazza
By Adam Guettel

Directed by Michael Chipman
January 16, 17 & 18, 2014 7:30p
Jay W. Lees Courage Theatre

"Alla bellezza della vita! To the beauty of life!" Join the singers of the Westminster Opera Studio on a journey of love, loss and hope, all set in the spectacular beauty of Florence, Italy.

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Don Giovanni, by W. A. Mozart
March 28, 2014, 7:30pm
Vieve Gore Concert Hall

No bad deed goes unpunished…at least for this guy. Don Juan, the famous philanderer of Seville, gets a fiery comeuppance in this classical tragicomedy by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Westminster Opera Studio will bring his sordid tale to life with the soaring melodies and brilliant music of Mozart. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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