Opera Workshop (MUS3903)
Opera Workshop offers young singers the opportunity to experience the preparation of an entire opera or selected scenes, culminating in four to six fully staged performances. Sandra Graham, music and stage director for the annual production and professor of the class, coordinates the myriad activities involved in this ensemble including musical rehearsals, movement and staging classes, as well as information sessions on make-up, costumes, props and sets. Participation is compulsory for all voice performance majors in the third and fourth year of the Baccalaureate of Music program, and by audition for all other interested students. Opera Workshop rehearses two hours per week, with an additional two-hour rehearsal as optional.