Opera Workshop

Matthew Leese, Director
Christina Wright-Ivanova, Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach

Course number: MU 270
Meeting time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-4:50pm

Kelly Uselton (B.M. Performance, 2019)
Lauren Weiner and Nicholas Tocci (both B.M. Performance, 2015)

Keene State Opera Workshop is a sequential class that encourages classical singing actors to find their true voice and physicality on stage.

Fondly nicknamed “OpShop,” our program is the only college in New England linked to the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD in Schools initiative.

Corinne Colgrove (B.M. Technology, 2021)

Typically, fall semesters focus on building skills in Monologues, Songs, Arias, and Scenes from all periods. Spring semesters typically focus on a single opera project,which is performed not only for the public but in local schools.

Recent full productions include Fairy QueenBrundibarVenus and Adonis, and The Little Sweep in collaboration with The Colonial Theatre’s “Operatunity” program.

Katrina Feraco (B.A. Music, 2018), Molly McCoy (B.M. Performance, 2018), and Amy Lesieur (B.M. Performance, 2019)