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. 2022 Opera Production: The Impresario, by W.A. Mozart.
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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