UCF School of Performing Arts Fall 2020 FAQ

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Opera Workshop 9MUO 3503L and MUO 5505L) for the Fall 2020 semester will not be a performing ensemble, but rather an online course studying David Ostwald's book Acting for Singers: Creating Believable Singing Characters.

As such, there are no auditions for entrance into the class for this semester. The course is open to any UCF student. Plans regarding the Spring 2021 semester will be announced when possible — probably not before late November.

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 14 - Sunday, June 23, 2019


UCF Opera News

Opera Ensemble

Opera at UCF, under the direction of Thomas Potter, is an integral part of UCF’s School of Performing Arts, housed within the College of Arts and Humanities. Its principal goals are to produce quality performances which entertain and educate and to prepare students for professional involvement within the opera genre. Annual performances include an Opera Scenes Concert each fall and a fully staged production each spring. The Opera Workshop meets Mondays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. and serves as a minor ensemble for music majors; members receive one hour of academic credit for each semester of successful participation.

Participation in the Opera program is open to all UCF students through audition. Interested students should read about Opera Workshop Ensemble Auditions for requirements and dates.

For more information, Email: opera@ucf.edu FB: UCF-Op-Shop Twitter: @UCFOpera

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
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Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen
Music Director

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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