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

Men’s, Women’s, and ’49er Choruses

Jonathan Talberg & Brian Dokko, conductors

Celebrate the coming 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 concert.

Chamber Choir and University Choir

Jonathan Talberg & Joshua Palkki, conductors

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.

Opera Institute presents: Massenet’s Chérubin

David Anglin, conductor

The Opera Institute will perform Jules Massenet’s delightful comic opera Chérubin. Massenet continues the story of the young Cherubino after his appearance in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Chérubin—still a slave to his romantic infatuations—now comes to us via the sumptuous melodies of turn-of-the-century France. We feature the talented singers of the acclaimed Opera Institute in a fully-staged production with orchestra. (Sung in French with English supertitles)

Alumni Artist Recital

Nathan Stark, bass

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter, director

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • 4:00pm/8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 * 4:00pm / 8:00pm

Men’s, Women’s, and ’49er Choruses

Jonathan Talberg, conductor

Celebrating Music—Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70

Jonathan Talberg, conductor

Jonathan Talberg will lead the combined forces of the Conservatory in the monumental and well-loved oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn. Student soloists will be featured in this dramatic work.

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10
  • Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
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  • Long Beach, CA 90840-7101
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