Program Type:
  • Concentration

Opera Theater program courses focus on various acting technique, musical style, linguistic accuracy, performance readiness, and audition skills. The faculty and coaches provide training in role study, movement and dance, staging, musicianship, directing, and diction and language skills. Each semester’s coursework culminates in a performance of scenes from the standard 18th- through 20th-century repertory and selected contemporary works.

Program Director

Jonathon Field

Associate Professor of Opera Theater
Division Affiliation
Contact

Cindy Shairba

Administrative Assistant (440) 775-8198
women sitting on stage
Oberlin Opera Theater's production of the “Rape of Lucretia” was complemented by a series of programs that addressed the often tragic role of women in art throughout the ages to Lucretia’s relevance in 21st-century America. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Oberlin Opera Theater

Oberlin Opera Theater presents two major productions with orchestra each year, in addition to a small-scale opera that is usually produced during winter term. Recent shows have included La finta giardinieraAlbert HerringStreet Scene, and the Rape of Lucretia. Students enrolled in various opera classes also perform in a program of opera scenes presented each semester. During the summer, consider performing off campus and in the community via the annual Oberlin Summer Theater Festival.

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Sample Courses

  • OPTH 202 - Intro to Opera: Performing Techniques 2 credits
  • OPTH 306 - Opera Workshop 4 credits
  • OPTH 406 - Seminar in Directing 4 credits
  • OPTH 501 - Advanced Seminar in Opera 4 credits

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