UNI Opera has an exciting 2019-20 season ahead! We have a long legacy, producing fully staged and costumed productions each year since 1900. The comic opera "Robin Hood" was put on by The Aristotelian Literary Society in 1900, making UNI Opera one of the oldest opera programs in our state. We have a long list of graduates from the UNI School of Music voice and opera program who have gone on to have successful careers in opera. Among these are Nicolle Foland, soprano (BM 1991, MM 1993), Renée Rapier, mezzo-soprano (BM 2009, MM 2011), Nicole Birkland, mezzo-soprano (BM 2001, MM 2006), Kyle Albertson, baritone (BM 2002), and Suzanne Henrix, mezzo-soprano (BMed 2001, MM 2006). Read more about alumni in our Alumni Gallery.
We pride ourselves in being a program that is successful because of the participation of a mixture of undergraduate music majors and non-majors and graduate voice students. When students are interested in opera, we understand the educational value to them in whatever field they will pursue. We are stronger because of our inclusive approach to participation. Additionally, new collaborations with the dance program and the theatre department have rejuvenated our creativity and created a professional atmosphere in which students participate in the highly collaborative process of bringing an opera to the stage.
Join us for our 2019-20 events! On January 26, 2020, we will be performing the works of Mozart, Verdi and Friends in the Great Hall of Gallagher Bluedorn. This production will supply an important learning experience for our students as they grow into young artists. In addition to attending our performances, please consider further supporting our students and program by donating to the UNI Opera Fund to help support our outstanding students and our production needs.
To get involved in UNI Opera on stage, backstage, or to support our young artists, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.