Opera

Opera

Program Director

Theodore Baerg (On sabbatical 2021-22)

Music Director, Head Coach, and Opera Instructor 2021-22 

Simone Luti

Auditions

Audition required. Open to all Western University students. 

Instrumentalists are placed into the appropriate ensemble after their audition. 

Please note that Opera does not fulfil the Large Ensemble Requirement for Undergraduate Music Programs; a separate course credit is offered.

Complete Audition Information for Singers

Complete Audition Information for Instrumentalists 

Rehearsals

Mondays
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Complete Rehearsal Information

Quick Links

Opera at Western

Course Outlines

Complete Ensembles Information

Western's Opera program has enjoyed a colourful and successful history. It has been major part of the growth of the vocal program at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and was the first university program in North America to make use of computer-generated supertitles to project translations for productions in a foreign language.

Each year, the opera program typcially performs two full productions with orchestra plus an opera gala event in Paul Davenport Theatre. Complete information about upcoming and past performances (including photos) can be found on our Opera at Western webpage, in addition to links to our summer voice programs.

2021-22 Performances

Opera performance listings can be found on the Opera at Western webpage.

Performance Excerpts

Suor Angelica: Angelica/Principessa Duet
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
2020-21

 

Suor Angelica: Finale
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
2020-21

 

Gianni Schicchi: Women's Trio
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
2020-21

 

Gianni Schicchi: Quartet, O Mio Babino Caro
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
2020-21

 

Così fan tutte excerpt
Music by W.A. Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
2020-21

 

The Secret Gardener (La Finta Giardiniera)
Music by W.A. Mozart
Libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini
2019-20


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