Opera Workshop

A select group of singers, the Opera Workshop designs, plans, and produces a musical production or opera scenes each semester.

Directed by Gennard Lombardozzi (lombardozzig@appstate.edu) and Dr. Joseph L. Amaya (amayajl@appstate.edu), Opera Workshop introduces students to the performance of operatic literature. Auditions are required, as the expected performance level is of the highest caliber.

Recently performed operas at Appalachian include The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Humperdinck's Hansel and GretelGianni Schicchi by Puccini and The Bartered Bride by Smetana. The Opera Workshop has regular rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00pm, but participants can expect far more rehearsals in preparation for the opera scene and full opera performances. Students receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1113.