Voice students at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have the opportunity to develop skills as opera performers in one of the most renowned departments in the world, with graduates achieving national and international careers as singing-actors and music educators.

While focusing on carefully building technique, the Department of Voice also offers many performance opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Here are some of the key components of opera studies at the University of Michigan:

  • A renowned voice faculty that works together for its students, collaborating with:
  • A team of conductors, coaches, and stage directors with real-world experience in opera production.
  • 2 mainstage and 2 Studio and Workshop productions per year, as well as numerous opera scenes programs, offering more performance opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Language and diction classes offered both within the department, and at the exceptional language departments within the entire University of Michigan system.
  • Outstanding facilities and performance venues.
  • Design and execution for scenery, costumes, properties, and lighting provided by University Productions – a unique collaboration of faculty, staff, and students providing all production needs for optimal performance.
  • A holistic learning environment that includes classes such as Yoga for Performers, and productions that are purposely produced with environmentally friendly (green) components.
  • A Music Library that is one of the most complete centers for musical resources in North America, now featuring complete digital scan of all print media to Google – one of only a handful of libraries in the world to feature this ground-breaking program.
  • The academic resources of the University of Michigan – with its reputation as one of the finest universities in the world.

Past Productions – Opera