Opera UCLA

Opera UCLA

Opera UCLA

Director: Peter Kazaras

Opera UCLA is designed to provide students in the Voice and Opera Area with the tools they will need to succeed in opera performance. Students participate in fully-staged productions, experimental performances, and Opera Workshop training in movement, dance, and scene work. Our alumni have appeared at all the major opera houses of the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala Milan, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Covent Garden and LA Opera. Our location in Los Angeles, a creative epicenter for new opera production in this country, enables our students to experience new work constantly. Our program, while committed to teaching skills necessary to master the canonical opera repertoire, also provides exciting opportunities to engage with living composers and librettists, and the new works they create. The small size of the undergraduate and graduate student body enables one-on-one interaction with our experienced and dedicated faculty. Voice and Opera faculty coordinate their efforts in order to ensure the best possible training and preparation for students.

‘Juana’: The feminist, nun, scholar, thinker, poet—and now an opera | Peoples World
Peoples World reviews Opera UCLA's 'Juana', highlighting the opera's primarily female production team, the contemporary but accessible and inviting score and libretto, and the cast's enchanting performances.
Pedro Jesús Gómez to Participate as Advisor of Guitar and Vihuela for Upcoming Opera Production
Pedro Jesús Gómez, Professor of Guitar at Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music, will participate as an advisor of guitar and vihuela for Opera UCLA's production of Juana.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Announces Fall 2019 Season
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Chris Potter, and jazz vocalist Fay Victor, are just two of the artists who will be part of the music school’s Fall 2019 season.