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, J. Strauss' Die Fledermaus, 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 are required and are open to all UCI students; they take place during Welcome Week, just before Fall Quarter. Contact Professor Darryl Taylor for information.
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Opera Guild Members
Generous yearly support is provided by our wonderful benefactors. We couldn't do what we do without them!
July 2019-June 2020
Barbara and Salvatore Capizzi
Julia Lupton and Kenneth Reinhard
Laura Woodman and Garrett Sanderson
Marilyn and Charles Wright
Judith Anton-Akagi and Kei Akagi
Yuriko and Taro Komura
Mindy and Gary Chanan
Nina Scolnik and Louis Jack
Derrith Wieman and Robert Clark
Yung Wha Son and John Dobrian
Elaine and Michael Kleinman
Deon and Kendall Price
Sharon and Michael Sells
Gladys and George Shirley
Dubravka Zubovic-Radosevic and George Radosevic