Opera

  • Marlaina Owens as Sister Angelica, in "Suor Angelica" by Puccini, 2018
    Marlaina Owens as Sister Angelica, in "Suor Angelica" by Puccini, 2018
  • Maestro Stephen Tucker rehearsing the UCI Symphony, 2018
    Maestro Stephen Tucker rehearsing the UCI Symphony, 2018
  • Jake Tulley as George Gibbs, and Brianna Finnell as Emily Webb (Mrs.  George Gibbs) in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
    Jake Tulley as George Gibbs, and Brianna Finnell as Emily Webb (Mrs. George Gibbs) in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
  • Jaime Sanderson as Mr. Webb, Laura Erath as Mrs. Webb, and Jake Tulley as George Gibbs in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
    Jaime Sanderson as Mr. Webb, Laura Erath as Mrs. Webb, and Jake Tulley as George Gibbs in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
  • Jaime Sanderson as Mr. Webb, David Chung as Stage Director, Brianna Finnell as Emily Webb, Jake Tulley as George Gibbs, and Marlaina Owens as Mrs. Gibbs in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 20
    Jaime Sanderson as Mr. Webb, David Chung as Stage Director, Brianna Finnell as Emily Webb, Jake Tulley as George Gibbs, and Marlaina Owens as Mrs. Gibbs in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 20
  • Nena Aldaz as Mrs. Soames, and Kibsaim Escarcega as Simon Stimson in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
    Nena Aldaz as Mrs. Soames, and Kibsaim Escarcega as Simon Stimson in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
  • Jake Tulley, as George Gibbs, and Brianna Finnell, as Emily Webb in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
    Jake Tulley, as George Gibbs, and Brianna Finnell, as Emily Webb in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
  • Jake Tulley, as George Gibbs, and Brianna Finnell, as Emily Webb, in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
    Jake Tulley, as George Gibbs, and Brianna Finnell, as Emily Webb, in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
  • Jake Tulley, as George Gibbs, Brianna Finnell, as Emily Webb, Bryan Fraser, as Frank, and Chance Robles, as Joe Crowell in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
    Jake Tulley, as George Gibbs, Brianna Finnell, as Emily Webb, Bryan Fraser, as Frank, and Chance Robles, as Joe Crowell in the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem's "Our Town" based on the play by Thornton Wilder, 2017
  • Laura Erath, as Dido, in "Dido and Aeneas" 2016
    Laura Erath, as Dido, in "Dido and Aeneas" 2016
  • Sarah Yoonhee Shin, as First Witch, Jennifer Chen, as Second Witch, Angelica Rowell, as Sorceress, in "Dido and Aneas" 2016
    Sarah Yoonhee Shin, as First Witch, Jennifer Chen, as Second Witch, Angelica Rowell, as Sorceress, in "Dido and Aneas" 2016
  • Jennifer Chen, as Second Witch, Angelica Rowell as Sorceress, and Sarah Yoonhee Chin as First Witch in "Dido and Aeneas"
    Jennifer Chen, as Second Witch, Angelica Rowell as Sorceress, and Sarah Yoonhee Chin as First Witch in "Dido and Aeneas"
  • Lauren Han sings the role of Belinda in "Dido and Aeneas" 2016, Winifred Smith Hall
    Lauren Han sings the role of Belinda in "Dido and Aeneas" 2016, Winifred Smith Hall

 

UCI Vocal Arts has a proud tradition of pre-professional training for young singers. Via concert and staged productions, UCI Opera maintains high standards for opera production. Past opera’s presented include the Southern California premiere of Ned Rorem’s Our Town  (based on the Thornton Wilder play), Puccini’s Suor Angelica,  Purcell’s  Dido and Aeneus, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and William Grant Still’s Highway 1, USA,  among many others. UCI Opera works in collaboration with UCI Symphony, under the artistic direction of Darryl Taylor, and Maestro Stephen Tucker. Auditions for roles typically takes place in early Fall quarter and are open to majors and non-majors.