Opera Workshop

Opera Workshop (Music 159A). Taught by Sheila Willey, Opera Workshop is open to singers, dancers, and theater technicians who wish to develop a wide variety of skills related to opera through scene-work and the production of chamber opera. Attention is given to movement, acting, role preparation, and character development. Instruction culminates in studio productions of scenes from opera, operetta, and musical theater as well as the annual Family Opera production. Admission by permission of vocal instructor, or by audition with instructor, at the beginning of the quarter. 


Past Family Opera productions include:

  • Chip and His Dog, Menotti
  • My Head is Full of Colors, Pratorius
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti
  • Hansel and Gretel, Humperdink
  • Xochitl and the Flowers, Pratorius
Contact Sheila Willey (swilley@ucsc.edu) with any questions.

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