Opera

  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Suor Angelica Spring 2018
  • 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
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019
  • Die Fledermaus, Spring 2019

 

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 for roles typically takes place in early Fall quarter and are open to majors and non-majors.

 

Opera Guild Members

April 2018-April 2019

 

Sponsor $1,500+

Salvatore and Barbara Capizzi

Julia Lupton and Kenneth M Reinhard

Darryl Taylor

 

Patron $1,000

Gary and Mindy Chanan

Charles and Marilyn Wright

Mary Watson-Bruce*

 

Supporter $500

Kei Akagi and Judith Anton- Akagi

Taro and Taro Komura

Laura Woodman and Garrett Sanderson III

 

Contributor $250

Deon Nielsen Price and Kendall Price*

George Shirley

Anne Walthall

 

Friend $100

Sonya Baker

Celeste Bembry

R. Todd Clark and Derrith Weiman*

Robert Clark*

John Dobrian and Yung Wha Son

James and Karen Jackman

Michael and Elaine Kleinman

Nancy Kidder

Estela Moreno

Linda Owens

Nina Scolnik and Louis Jack

Michael and Sharon Sells

Byron Smith

Alicia Zarate

Dubravka Zubovic-Radosevic and George Radosevic

 

 

*Gift given in honor of Professor Darryl G. Taylor