Opera Studio

 

Webster University Opera Studio provides vital performance training and opportunity for the next generation of singer-actors. This highly select ensemble of singers is open to all Webster University students by audition, culminating in two fully-staged productions every year. 

Kait TurnerLed by Dr. Jacob Lassetter, Webster University Opera Studio presents complete works and scenes from all periods of lyric theatre. Students receive training in singing-acting, role preparation, and character development. The skills and experience gained from Opera Studio give alumni the tools to succeed in top graduate programs, young artist programs, and international performing careers.

In January, Webster Opera Studio presents a fully-staged and costumed production, with the support of the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis. Students work with a professional stage director and conductor, in collaboration with a professional orchestra. In April Webster Opera Studio presents another fully-staged production, under the direction of Dr. Jacob Lassetter, and in collaboration with a professional pianist.

Watch: scenes from the 2014 Opera Scenes performances, conducted by Scott Schoonover.

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