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UCF is proud of its growing opera program, serving its students and offering opera performances to the greater Orlando public. The principal goals are:

  • to produce quality performances which entertain and educate
  • to prepare UCF students for professional involvement in the opera genre


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Camps & Clinics

Summer Opera Institute

Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 24, 2018

Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching’s sequel opera Buoso’s Ghost

Friday, April 13 at 7pm & Saturday, April 14 at 1:00


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Opera Ensemble

Participation in the Opera program is open to all UCF students through audition. Performances include a Gala Concert each fall, a fully staged production each spring, and a children's opera program touring schools in the area throughout the year.

The Opera Workshop meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. The Opera serves as a minor ensemble for music majors, and members receive one hour of academic credit for each semester of successful participation.

Interested students should read about Opera Workshop Ensemble Auditions for requirements and dates.

Opera Workshop

Outreach Program

Our Educational Outreach Program in the 2009-10 Season featured performances of Little Red Walking Hood (music by Lehár, adapted by Denise Paige Caraher).

Little Red walks, then runs, right into trouble on her trip through the woods. The wicked Wolf turns on the charm and tries to waltz her away from her common sense, but the stories and advice from the older people in her life pay off in the end. To add to the fun, Granny and her friend Vilia, the fairy wood sprite, get in some high kicks and good licks. As the females unite to subdue the furry felon, Girl Power rules!

The music is from Lehár's The Merry Widow. The duration of our performance is 50 minutes. Contact UCF Opera to discuss having this program in your school.

Opera Faculty and Staff

Meet UCF Opera's professional and academic staff

Thomas Potter

Thomas Potter
Executive Director
UCF Faculty bio

Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen
Music Director

UCF Faculty bio

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2869 Fax: 407-823-3378 • E-mail: ucfmusic@ucf.edu