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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.

Opera Audition Dates

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

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* Events marked with an asterisk are free with a valid Music Major Pass

The Beach Café

Jonathan Talberg, director

Join us for our wonderful Coffee House Cabaret, where our students shine in all types of music. From Musical Theatre to Jazz, from Opera to Rock ’n’ Roll, you never know what you’ll get at the Beach Café. Dessert and coffee are provided by the generosity of the Long Beach Starbucks stores.

  • Friday, September 23, 2016
    Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10

Chamber Choir and University Choir

Jonathan Talberg and Josh Palkki, directors

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir maintain a significant touring and recording schedule; they have been featured in performances with the Rolling Stones, the Kronos Quartet, virtually all of Southern California’s professional musical organizations and on video and film soundtracks.

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Fall Choral Concert: Women’s, Men’s, & ’49er Choruses

Stacy Oh & Brian Dokko, conductors

Celebrate Autumn 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 concert.

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Opera Masterpieces

David Anglin, director

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter and Ian Brekke, directors

  • Sunday, November 13, 2016
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

In our second fall Opera offering, the younger singers present an evening of favorite operatic arias and ensembles.

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Winter Festival Concert

Jonathan Talberg, Josh Palkki, Christine Guter, Brian Dokko, Stacy Oh, and Regan MacNay, conductors

More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach’s greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for over five decades! Enjoy the majesty of the great Möller organ, handbells, vocal jazz, and, of course the combined voices of all seven CSULB choirs!

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