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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Friday, June 5, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015
UCF Opera Program Highlighted in Central Florida Future
The efforts of the UCF Opera Program were showcased in an article by the Central Florida Future. Even under multiple misconceptions, the Opera Program at UCF is thriving. The program started in 2005 when Thomas Potter took over the workshop and turned it into a class of 20 to 25 students. [Read More]
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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.
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.