Performances & Events

Master Class

Cori Ellison, dramaturgy / operatic arias

Sally Fleming Master Class Series

March 4, 2024 | 4:30 pm

McIntosh Theatre
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

In this master class, guest artist Cori Ellison will work with singers from the Voice & Opera Department on operatic arias followed by a Q&A on dramaturgy.

Free and open to the public, made possible by the Sally Fleming Master Class Fund.


CORI ELLISON, a leading creative figure in the opera world, has served as staff Dramaturg at Santa Fe Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, and New York City Opera. Active in developing contemporary opera, she is a founding faculty member of American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program and has developed new operatic works for companies including Icelandic Opera, Canadian Opera, Norwegian Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Chicago Opera Theater, Arizona Opera, Opera Birmingham, Pittsburgh Opera, and Beth Morrison Projects. She has served as production dramaturg for projects at companies including Salzburg Landestheater, Washington National Opera, Cincinnati Opera, National Sawdust, Opera Boston, and Bard Summerscape. She creates supertitles for opera companies worldwide, and helped launch Met Titles, the Met’s simultaneous translation system. A faculty member at the Juilliard School and the Ravinia Steans Music Institute Program for Singers, she also works with singers at young artist programs and conservatories world-wide. Her English singing translations include Hansel and Gretel (NYCO), La vestale (English National Opera) and Shostakovich’s Cherry Tree Towers (Bard Summerscape).

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