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University Opera Theater

University Opera Theater. (Music 160).  Director of Opera Program is Sheila Willey. 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 
  • The Medium by Menotti
  • Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart Street
  • Scene by Weill
  • Don Giovanni by Mozart

See the Auditions Schedule and the Schedule of Classes for further detail.