The Butler Opera Center Ensemble provides performance and stage production opportunities for undergraduate students interested in opera. Participants are selected by audition and enrolled in a class that meets three times weekly.  Additional hours are required for musical and staging rehearsals as dictated by the Butler Opera Center performance schedule. Inclusion in the ensemble is dependent on a student's availability, and consists of both group and individual lessons. Under close mentorship of the Butler Opera Center faculty, members of the Butler Opera Center Ensemble study every aspect of opera performance including musical preparation, such as languages, style, and vocal and ensemble techniques, and stagecraft, such as movement, costuming, and make-up.

Faculty

Chía Patiño

Stage Director, Butler Opera Center

Associate Professor of Practice in Opera Studies

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Tamara Sanikidze

Director, Butler Opera Center

Professor of Opera Studies

Principal Opera Coach

Division Head, Voice

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Douglas Kinney Frost

Principal Conductor, Butler Opera Center

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Butler Opera Center Ensemble is open to all undergraduate students by audition.   

 

Audition Info

 


Course

UNDERGRADUATE ENS 103P

M-W-F, 4–5:30p  
MRH 2.106

 


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Upcoming Performances

Butler Opera Center: Fall Opera Scenes

An Asian man wearing a black suit sings while crossing his arms. He is surrounded by a group of men on stage.
Event Status
Scheduled
Dec. 1 - 2, 2021

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Butler Opera Center perform scenes from operas, directed by opera directing students.

Butler Opera Center: Spring Opera Scenes

Two men wearing black stare into the audience. Across the stage, two women and two men sing arm in arm.
Event Status
Scheduled
May. 5 - 6, 2022

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Butler Opera Center perform scenes from operas, directed by opera directing students.