Students can gain valuable experience in the field by participating in ISU Opera Studio. Iowa State University’s intensive, student-centered opera program allows students to interact with faculty who are still active in the field and prepare for careers in performance and education. Our close proximity to Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre (CROT) allows students the opportunity to further their experience in the field and interact with professional artists in performance. The Opera Studio has also provided students with several opportunities to participate in Master Classes with world renowned singers and educators.
Our program is structured around three projects:
Small Scene/Aria Preparation in all languages
The Magic Flute & The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart
Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim
Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Ruddigore by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan