Opera Auditions

Opera Theatre is a great opportunity for you to learn more about opera and expand your musical and performance experiences. All students, regardless of major, are eligible to audition at the beginning of the fall semester for both the fall performance of acting the song/opera scenes and the spring semester performance of a fully staged opera (show to be announced).  

Students interested in more musical theatre repertoire are encouraged to be in MUSE 343, section one. MUSE 343, section two is designed for advanced students and more opera focused repertoire. These classes teach valuable performance skills that will strengthen anyone's ability to perform onstage or learn to be in front of an audience or classroom.

Both musical theatre and classical repertoire are used in the acting the song and opera scenes courses. If you do not audition in the fall semester but would like to participate in the opera in spring, please contact Professor A.J. Wester at jwester@niu.edu to schedule an independent audition.

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Auditionees should prepare two songs – one in a foreign language and one in English. Art songs may be sung in place of an aria. Questions? Please contact Professor A.J. Wester at jwester@niu.edu.

Ensemble Schedule

Ensemble Date Time
MUSE 343/643: Opera Theatre Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5 p.m. (section one), 5-6:30 p.m. (section two)

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Austyn V. Menk
Music Admissions Coordinator

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