FAU Opera Theatre

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FAU Opera Theatre, a distinguished group of Florida Atlantic University since 1967, represents a blend of academic instruction and real-world vocal performance experience. Under the artistic direction of baritone Dr. Mitchell Hutchings, students in this opera program gain a broad comprehension of lyric theatre, studying repertoire from early Baroque to the twenty-first century both on campus and through our FAU Opera in Italy study abroad opportunity. Primarily concentrating on solo vocal performance, participants work on operatic repertoire with direct guidance from our faculty. Beyond developing basic vocal expression, students receive training in fundamental acting, stage movement, and dramatic portrayal. The students are featured in public performances each semester, from selected opera, operetta, and musical theatre scenes to full productions. Collaboration sits at the heart of FAU Opera Theatre, with students uniting with directors, conductors, dancers, pianists, and their peers, fostering an environment of shared growth. Furthermore, our connections with the local, national, and international operatic communities enable us to frequently organize master classes and workshops with esteemed guest artists and instructors, providing our students with unique insights and educational experiences.

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2023-2024 Season
Scenes and Arias Presentation
October 27, 2023 | 7:00 PM
Location: University Theatre

Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in concert
February 10, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Location: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Boca Raton


Dibdin's The Brickdust Man
and a presentation of Arias
March 22, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Location: University Theatre


Recent Guest Artists and Clinicians
Pedro A. Arroyo, tenor
Lindsey Blackhurst, soprano
Manuel Castillo, tenor
Ray Chenez, countertenor
Esha Datta, soprano
Saundra DeAthos, soprano

Sara Duchovnay, soprano
Martha Eason, soprano
Clay Hilley, heldentenor
Sarah Hutchings, composer
Kim Josephson, baritone
Harold Meers, tenor
Marina  Melaranci, mezzo-soprano
Fabio Menchetti, pianist
Karen Roethlisberger Verm, pianist
Dilan Şaka, mezzo-soprano
Ana Seixas, soprano
Craig Verm, baritone

Recent Productions
L’Orfeo, Claudio Monteverdi
Mozart and Salieri, Rimsky-Korsakov 
The Telephone, Giancarlo Menotti
La Serva Padrona, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Prix Fixe, Kevin Wilt and Caitlin Vincent
The Impresario, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart