USD Opera

Perform with the national award-winning USD Opera!

  • 2015–Semifinalist, The American Prize in Opera Performance
  • 2014–Finalist, The American Prize in Opera Performance
  • 2013–2nd Place, The American Prize in Opera Performance
  • 2012–3rd Place, National Opera Association Collegiate Production Competition
    USD Opera

The USD Opera offers training and performance opportunities for students interested in the art of opera. Every semester, students enrolled in opera workshop have the opportunity to study and perform operatic literature from the common practice period as well as contemporary lyric theater. Students develop and refine their vocal technique, acting and movement ability, musicianship, ensemble skills, knowledge of performance practices, and overall artistry through rehearsals and public performances, both on and off campus.

2016–17 Productions:

“Babes and Bad Guys”

Opera Scenes program featuring works by Mozart, Verdi, Debussy, Previn and more
Directed by Professor Katie Pacza

  • Friday, November 19, 7 p.m.–Colton Recital Hall (Lee Center for Fine Arts)
  • Sunday, November 20, 4 p.m.–Colton Recital Hall (Lee Center for Fine Arts)

Admission is $5 at the door and free for children under 12.

Die Fledermaus

By Johann Strauss II
Directed by Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.

  • Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.–Aalfs Auditorium (Slagle Hall)
  • Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m.–Aalfs Auditorium (Slagle Hall)

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/children at the door.