The University of Iowa has a well-established opera tradition with repertoire ranging from the traditional (Die Zauberflöte, Roméo et Juliette, La Traviata) to more modern works (The Turn of the Screw, Trouble in Tahiti, Three Decembers) and including occasional forays into operetta and musical theater. Two fully-staged productions each year (Fall semester and Spring semester) are cast by auditions that are open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and performed with orchestra. (View calendar)
Other opportunities in the program include the Opera Workshop and Musical Theater Workshop classes, which concentrate on acting and stage techniques for the lyric stage. Individual vocal coaching with our opera/vocal coach is also available to a limited number of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Opera at UIowa is dedicated to working hand-in-hand with the Voice area to help the individual singer in developing and refining vocal, expressive, and dramatic skills to produce a well-rounded performer.