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The Opera Institute

The CSULB Opera Institute gives pre-professional opera singers the opportunity to perform fully staged, orchestrally accompanied operas yearly. Our nationally recognized opera program provides weekly master classes with working professional artists, directors, agents, and diction coaches. Recent alums of the Opera Institute are singing on major opera stages worldwide, studying at some of the most prestigious conservatories in the world, and giving recitals at festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, Opera Festival di Roma, Music Academy of the West, and Glimmerglass Opera. Admission to the workshop is by audition only. Dr. David Anglin is the Director of the program.

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Current audition dates and information for Opera are located on the Voice Auditions page.

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Alumni Recital **Cancelled

Nathan Stark, voice

Praised by the Washington Post as having a voice of "unearthly power," Nathan Stark from Hughson, California has performed on operatic, concert and recital stages throughout the United States, Europe and China.

His 2014-15 season currently includes Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri with Opera San José, Monterone in Rigoletto with Atlanta Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto in a return to Opera in the Heights, bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy with Canton Symphony Orchestra, and singing in recital at El Camino College…

  • Saturday, March 14, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Men’s, Women’s, and ’49er Choruses

Brian Dokko, Regan MacNay, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a wonderful concert by our ’town and gown’ ensembles. Made up of students, faculty and alumni from throughout the University, our Men’s, Women’s and ’49er Choruses celebrate the beauty of community and joy of singing in this special St. Patrick’s Day Concert.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir present: Legacy

Olga Spriggs and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

This special concert features selections chosen by alumni of the Choral Studies program from the last 65 years. Beloved repertoire includes Johannes Brahms Schaffe in Mir Gott ein Rein Herz, Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Norman Dinnerstein’s The Frogs and other pieces by Frank Pooler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Graeme Langager and H.A. Schimmerling. This concert will sell out; please buy your tickets early!

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Donizetti’s Elixir of Love

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor, Andrew Chown, director

  • Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 8:00pm
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 2:00pm/8:00pm
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 2:00pm
  • University Theatre
  • Tickets $25/15 (Students Only) April 10 @ 8:00pm / April 11 2:00pm + 8:00pm / April 12 @ 2:00pm

Pacific Standard Time and Jazz & Tonic

Christine Guter, director

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • 4pm/8pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 4:00pm / 8:00pm

Women’s and Men’s Choruses

Jonathan Talberg and Regan MacNay, conductors

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