Auditions for 2016-2017 Season
It’s a season about ART!
Round one auditions:
Tuesday, May 3 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
A sign up sheet will be posted the week of April 25.
Please have two contrasting arias (one English) prepared. An accompanist will be provided.
Cold readings may be required.
Auditions will also be held August 15 for incoming students.
Children’s auditions will be held in August.
All roles are open with first priority given to current USC students. Opera at USC
is fortunate to often cast people from the Columbia area, including students at other
institutions and those who have finished USC.
2016-2017 Season Announced
(dates, times and repertoire subject to change)
Sunday in the Park with George (Sondheim)
November 4, 5, 6, 2016
Later The Same Evening (Musto)
February 24, 25, 26, 2017
The Lanny and Sidney Palmer One Act Series
Bon Appétit! (Hoiby)
featuring Janet Hopkins
The Impresario (Mozart)
April 15, 16, 2017
School of Music Recital Hall
Opera at USC offers a truly comprehensive program for both graduate and undergraduate
students, covering every facet of opera production, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Singers, directors, pianists, conductors, marketing and public relations students
and theatrical technicians get expert teaching and intensive hands-on experience in
their respective crafts.
Opera at USC is one of only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide that
offers special training and practice for aspiring opera stage directors. You can gain
abundant practical stage experience by participating in the operas either onstage
Opera at USC presents two fully staged operas with orchestra each year and also presents
an evening of One-Act Operas, often with a graduate stage director. Roles are open
to undergraduates and graduates.
Master classes conducted by international opera singers, conductors, coaches and directors are held
Voice faculty and the choral department work closely together with Opera at USC on
many projects. Learn more about the choral ensembles and the vocal studies area.
See photos from our past seasons.