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.

Dec 2 Sun
2:00pm
Free
classical, contemporary, opera, student-recital
Sense and Sensibility: Meagan Martin's Voice Recital
Meagan Martin, mezzo-soprano, is joined by pianist Douglas Sumi and by flutist Anastasia Petanova for her final DMA recital.
Jan Popper Theater
May 17 Fri
8:00pm
Free
classical, opera
Lost Childhood - Opera UCLA
Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, Department of Theater and UCLA Philharmonia present Lost Childhood Based on the memoir The Lost
May 19 Sun
2:00pm
Free
classical, opera
Lost Childhood - Opera UCLA
Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, Department of Theater and UCLA Philharmonia present Lost Childhood Based on the memoir The Lost
Leonard Bernstein at 100: Four UCLA Professors Reflect on an American Music Icon
World-wide celebrations are underway honoring American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 on August 25, 2018. Opera UCLA joins the global celebration with an evening dedicated to Bernstein’s theater music plus his late masterpiece SONGFEST, on Nov. 17.
Milken Fund for American Jewish Music Launches Program Year
The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music presents more than a dozen performances this academic year. Featuring special guest artists, world-class student performers and leading scholars in the field,
Seattle Opera Podcast: Peter Kazaras Speaks Up for Britten
Stage director, tenor, and all-around Seattle Opera MVP Peter Kazaras discusses THE TURN OF THE SCREW and the operas of Benjamin Britten with Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean.