American Tenor Issachah Savage to Perform in Judith L. Smith Voice Recital Series
On October 29, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Issachah Savage will perform as the featured artist for the second annual Judith L. Smith Voice Recital. Savage has dozens of opera roles to his credit and has received sparkling reviews as one of opera’s most daring voices.
UCLA Opera Student Mattia Venni Reviewed in the New York Times
The Rose Theater at Lincoln Center staged concerts of Donizetti’s “Poliuto” and Luigi Ricci’s “Crispino e la Comare” in July. Starring in the role of Crispino was UCLA undergraduate Mattia Venni. Oussama Zahr wrote for the New York Times, “Mattia Venni was a sensational Crispino — his handsome baritone and capacity for self-parody allowed him
Alumna Sarah Saturnino Wins Metropolitan Opera's 2023 Laffont Competition
Sarah Saturnino, class of 2016 is one of six winners of the Metropolitan Opera’s Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition. Saturnino, who majored in voice performance and minored in music industry, was a student of Juliana Gondek while completing her bachelor’s degree at UCLA.
Meet the Man Transforming Opera As we Know it
Drawing on pop culture and technology, Long Beach Opera’s James Darrah is one of the most exciting directors working today. And he found his love of opera under Peter Kazaras’s mentorship at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. 
Opera Student Tivoli Treloar Earns Rave Reviews in Professional Debut
Mezzo-soprano Tivoli Treloar is a fourth-year voice performance major at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. She has recently made her professional debut with the Long Beach Opera, singing the role of The Lover in the world premiere of The Romance of the Rose.  Los Angeles Times reviewer Mark Swed praised the new opera as a triumph.
National Endowment for the Arts Grant Supports New Opera at UCLA
A new opera by an alumna of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music – world premiering at UCLA’s Little Theater this month – has received substantial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hailed by Opera News as “haunting and beautiful,” Polymnia tells the story of a Greek woman whose family is expelled from their home by
Opera Star Angel Blue Returns to Her Alma Mater Nov. 21-22
Opera superstar Angel Blue will perform a recital on Monday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Schoenberg Hall. The next day, she will conduct a masterclass – also free and open to the public – instructing opera students at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Blue, who was nominated for a Grammy last week,
Opera UCLA Presents the World Premiere of Cinematic Horror Opera Cesare, Child of Night
The Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to present film/TV orchestrator, music industry lecturer and composer Jonathan Beard’s (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and The Mandalorian) world premiere of his cinematic horror opera Cesare, Child of Night via live stream on Halloween night, Oct. 31. Cesare, Child of Night is a one-act electroacoustic opera based on the
‘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.