Ensembles

The Washburn University Opera Studio

The Washburn Opera Studio focuses on developing the tools of the singer actor.  Under the stage direction of Sylvia Stoner, the Washburn Opera Studio is a vibrant and growing program that explores the world of opera and other forms of music theatre.  

Performance repertoire is carefully chosen and based upon the students' needs.  This ensemble offers the student regular performance opportunities, specifically in a workshop setting during the fall semester and in a fully-mounted stage production each spring.  The spring production is performed with members of the Washburn Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Christopher Kelts.  This gives singers the very important experience of working with a conductor in a fully staged production.  Auditions for the spring production are held during the fall semester.  The Opera Studio also performs outreach and offers touring performances.  Please contact Sylvia Stoner for further information.

UPCOMING WU OPERA STUDIO EVENTS
Sunday, February 9  White Concert Hall 3:00pm
"HOW TO WU YOUR VALENTINE"
The WU Opera Studio provides a simple solution to serenading your sweetheart. 
Join us for a concert of opera, song, and musical theater by members of the studio.
Free admission
Friday, April 11 White Concert Hall 7:30pm
The WU Opera Studio Presents
"The Telephone" by Gian Carlo Menotti
and"Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini (in Italian with titles)
with the WU String Orchestra
Admission is free to students
Tickets may be purchased at door
Saturday, April 12 White Concert Hall 7:30pm
The WU Opera Studio Presents
"The Telephone" by Gian Carlo Menotti
and"Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini (in Italian with titles)
with the WU String Orchestra
Admission is free to students
Tickets may be purchased at door
opera characters in action

opera characters in action

opera characters in action