The University of Washington Opera Theater and Opera Workshop offer performance opportunities for singers in fully staged opera productions, opera scenes, outreach projects in opera and concert performances of operas. Roles are cast based on open auditions and the goal of the program is to be as inclusive as possible, offering performance opportunities for all graduate and undergraduate voice majors. The Opera Workshop also offers opportunities for graduate students to apprentice in stage direction, conducting and theatrical lighting.
In April 2016, Stephen Stubbs and Pacific MusicWorks will collaborate with University of Washington singers and instrumentalists in a fully staged production of Gluck’s Orpheé. Ticket information is available here. With internationally known French director Gilbert Blin, alongside choreographer Anna Mansbridge.
The 2015 production was Mozart’s Magic Flute, produced in partnership with the UW School of Music and Pacific MusicWorks. The fully staged production was be directed by Grammy-award winning early music lutenist Stephen Stubbs.