Each spring semester, the Department of Music presents a full opera or scenes from the standard opera repertoire. Lyric Opera Theatre (MUEN 367) is open to all vocal majors. Any instrumental majors and other UTM students who possess adequate vocal skills are welcome to audition. Auditions usually take place during the end of fall semester (usually during voice juries) prior to the production semester. Please be advised, however, that the course will require that you learn and memorize music quickly and in a timely manner. You are encouraged to discuss your readiness for this course with your teacher. The goal of the course is to provide the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and experience in operatic/musical theater repertoire for the stage and development of techniques for role preparation and performance. After successful completion of the course, students will be able to think in character, to move on stage and to function as a singing actor. They will also have a working knowledge of stage directions and many of the technical aspects of producing a staged production.
Lyric Opera Theatre typically rehearses four days per week, one hour per day except Friday. Extra rehearsals might be called occasionally.