Each year, the UD Opera Theatre stages two major productions, a “chamber opera” in the fall Opera Now series, and a full opera production in the spring. The spring 2013 production is Verdi’s Falstaff.
In this episode of Campus Voices, we interviewed the UD Opera Theatre’s artistic director, Blake Smith (assistant professor, Music), and several members of the company, both graduate students and undergraduate students. We also include excerpts from the company rehearsing for the May 2013 performances.
This Campus Voices show presents a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes and highlights how participating in a major production like this benefits the students and graduate students singing in and working on the production. Staging an opera like Verdi’s Falstaff is a terrific experience for UD voice and music education students.
Listen to the interviews
Preview Verdi’s Falstaff