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Opera Workshop

Projects over the past several years have included: “Houses that Jacques Built,” a pastiche of the works of Jacques Offenbach; “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Ariadne Project,” scenes from six operas about the mythological character Ariadne; Pauline Viardot's Cendrillon (complete opera); scenes from five operas based on the Orpheus myth; “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” a review of scenes from operas by Gounod, Bellini, Britten, Purcell, Vaughan Williams, and Verdi based on Shakespeare's plays; an extended version of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; “Magic in Handel’s Magic Operas,” a collection of scenes from various operas and oratorios by Handel. Rehearsals are regularly scheduled throughout the semester, with additional rehearsals and coachings added as needed, especially towards the end of the semester leading up to the scheduled performances.  Please contact Drew Minter ( for further information.