Lander University’s Opera Workshop is designed to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn about stagecraft and the art of operatic singing. Students are assigned principal, supporting, and chorus roles and are exposed to techniques involving character development, stage deportment, and costuming. Weekly vocal coachings and staging rehearsals prepare students for the demands of operatic performance.

Workshop repertoire has included scenes from Barab’s Little Red Riding Hood, Bizet’s Carmen, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Criswell’s Rhythm and Rhyme in Mother Goose Time, Delibe’s Lakmé, Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Menotti’s The Consul, The Medium, and The Old Maid and the Thief, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, and The Marriage of Figaro, Offenbach’s La Périchole, Puccini’s La Bohème, and Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.

Opera Workshop is offered every other academic year. Students are required to be concurrently enrolled in applied voice or to have had extensive vocal and acting experience. Please contact Opera Workshop director Lila Noonkester at lnoonkes@lander.edu or 864-388-8348 for further information.