900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
This workshop offers students a rich experience with opera, and an in-depth integration of stage movement, character analysis and vocal skill. The Dramatic Vocal Arts presents two productions during the school year. One evening of operatic scenes with piano accompaniment is performed during the fall semester, and one fully staged, costumed production with orchestral accompaniment is presented during the spring semester. In this class, students develop the skills needed to pursue a professional career. Recent productions include the second act of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Our Town by Ned Rorem, and Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck.
Mode of Inquiry: Creating in the Arts (To receive Creating in the Arts credit in Music Ensemble courses, students must take four Music Ensemble courses in one discipline, i.e., vocal or instrumental)
Prerequisite: Open to qualified musicians by audition