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University Opera Theater. (Music 160). Director of Opera Program is Brian Staufenbiel. The UCSC Opera Theatre presents a full production with orchestra, costumes, sets, and lighting each year. The opera program has gain recognition throughout the West Coast as a strong department in opera and voice, ideal for young talented singers to gain much needed experience on the stage. The majority of roles are sung by undergraduates giving a rare opportunity to young singers that larger conservatories rarely offer. The opera program at UCSC offers a well-rounded educational experience—including additional classes like the Opera Workshop.
Recent Opera Productions Include: Berlin to Broadway by Weill Magic Flute by Mozart Carmen by Bizet The Elixir of Love by Donizetti Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and The Medium by Menotti Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart Street Scene by Weill Don Giovanni by Mozart