Opera Theater students take courses on technique, performance readiness, musicianship, musical style, and linguistic accuracy. You’ll have weekly private lessons with a voice teacher and participate in studio classes. You have a chance to perform with student and professional ensembles, choirs, Oberlin Opera Theater, mainstage theater, a cappella groups, and more.
Why is Studying Opera Theater at Oberlin Unique?
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 giardiniera, Albert Herring, Street 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.
Upcoming Opera Theater Events
- 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
Opera Theater News
Life After Oberlin
Oberlin Conservatory graduates move on to a variety of careers in music and related professions.