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.
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.
Alumna Vanessa Vasquez featured in Operawire's "5 Must-See Performers of the Dallas Opera 2018-19 Season"
READ: "In 2017, Vasquez stunned at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions with her rendition of “Ah Forse Lui.” Now she makes her Dallas debut as Michaela in Bizet’s “Carmen.”