Opera Workshop at ETBU is open to all students regardless of major. The course is a requirement of the Vocal Performance major and is an option toward fulfillment of both the Sacred Music major and the various Bachelor of Arts degrees. It is highly recommended for Music Education majors, as well, since many will be required to present musicals during their professional teaching careers.
Auditions are not required for participation in Opera Workshop, although they may be utilized for casting of particular roles.
Through the performance of fully-staged operas and scenes, students will learn the various aspects of opera performance and production including, but not necessarily limited to, text analysis, stage movement, staging and technical demands.
The repertoire performed is varied and carefully designed to allow the student to discover his or her full potential as a singing actor. Recently staged performances have included The Marriage of Figaro, H.M.S. Pinafore, La Serva Padrona and The Old Maid and the Thief in addition to scenes productions.
Schoolof Fine Arts
East TexasBaptist University
One Tiger Drive
Marshall, TX 75670