Opera students have not only the opportunity to learn their craft in the classroom, but to perform principal and supporting roles in mainstage opera productions. Students also have the opportunity to audition for a role in the chorus of Kentucky Opera, the state’s only professional resident opera com-pany. Students in recent years have also been involved in a number of world premieres as part of the Kentucky Opera VISIONS program.
Opera Theatre performs a fully-staged opera with or-chestral accompaniment dur-ing the spring semester. This ensemble is conducted by Prof. Kimcherie Lloyd, with stage direction by Prof. Michael Ramach. Cast members are selected by audition and voice faculty recommendation.
Opera Workshop meets during the fall semester, and is offered under the musical direction of Prof. Kimcherie Lloyd, with stage direction by Prof. Michael Ramach. Opera Workshop is designed to introduce singers to the fundmentals of opera performance and acting in opera. The semester culmi-nates in the performance of a program including scenes from opera, operetta, and musical theatre.