The opera program allows voice students a combination of training and performance opportunities. Students study the fundamentals of vocal and opera performance with Luther faculty members. Courses in opera are offered every term during the academic year. Students present scene recitals in the fall semester. The January term course is designed primarily for beginners and is a skills development class that culminates in a final performance of opera scenes. Each spring, the department stages a full opera production. Students participate not only as singers but also as part of the production crew, learning the technical and musical aspects of music theatre. Past opera productions have included The Magic Flute, Pirates of Penzance, Merry Wives of Windsor, Albert Herring, and The Elixir of Love.
The opera program also offers the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos
Family Prize for Opera Performance ($5,000), which is awarded each year
to the outstanding opera performance student for use in his or her senior
Sample Study Plan
- Music major core required;
- Additional music courses may be selected from 273, 362, 363, 265, 266, 267, 268, 469;
- Elective courses in other departments may be selected from French, Italian and German, theatre production, poetry