Drake Opera Theater (MUS 169) has a distinct mission: Help every student as they find their own unique path in the arts and through life, on and off the stage. This mission guides us as we select repertoire, assign roles, and create learning and development opportunities in our productions and beyond.
Drake Opera Theater has two productions every year; typically a fall scenes program and a full spring production.
Fall scenes present a variety of works from across the repertoire, giving students a chance to learn about both old masterworks and new compositions alike.
Spring productions are full productions with orchestra, focusing on staple works as well as new compositions. Past productions include Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Cosí fan tutte, Verdi’s Falstaff, Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Ned Rorem’s Our Town.
The Drake Voice Department has frequent masterclasses with industry-leading performers, teachers, directors and coaches. Recent clinicians include:
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Drake Opera is the sense of community and collaboration. We are stronger together, and have turned the Drake Opera Theater into a truly communal effort, dubbing ourselves the Drake Opera Team.
Want to learn more or contact us, feel free to click on the links to any of the Drake Opera Theater Team’s Drake University Bio page. There you will find all of our contact information. We would love to hear from you.
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