Lambton Drive, London, Ontario

Western University Opera Workshop

The arts come alive at Western University!
(519) 661-2111
Setting a Standard for Operatic Performance
The Don Wright Faculty of Music offers our students an extraordinary music-education experience at one of Canada’s most prestigious and picturesque university campuses. Nationally recognized scholars, composers, administrators, teachers, and performers – leaders in Canadian music – engage students in a learning environment equaled by very few institutions. 

With over 200 voice majors across Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degree programs, the Western University Opera Workshop mounts two fully staged operas and an opera gala. These experiences are a critical part of the students' educational experience. By providing a forum for promising young artists to learn alongside renowned performers and coaches, we are ensuring the continued longevity of one of the world's most dramatic art forms.
“Thank you for supporting our amazing young singers: 'The future of the arts in our country'.”
Professor Theodore Baerg - Program Director
 

News and Updates

Say CHEESE!

Photographs from Carmen​ (2017)

November 27th, 2017

The photos from Western University Opera Workshop's 2017 production of Carmen are now live. You can view a small sampling of these photos, as well as check out the production program, on our GALLERY and ARCHIVES pages respectively. Further images can be found on our Facebook page and the Don Wright Faculty of Music's flickr.
@Western University Opera Workshop

Share Your Stories

September 1st, 2017

Another season of Western University's Opera Workshop is upon us, and now we want YOU to share your favourite moments of the year with us. Share a story, post a pic, or upload a video to our Facebook page with @Western University Opera Workshop! It's going to be an incredible season with incredible music and musicians, and we can't wait to hear from you.

Course Materials

Syllabus + Master Schedule

Weekly Schedule

Don't fall behind!

2017-2018 Season

Week of December 11th, 2017

The master schedule clearly outlines which dates and times each opera will be rehearsed. Cast, crew, and pianists are expected follow this schedule. While you will refer to the master schedule for your overall availability, you will refer to the weekly schedule for specific rehearsal assignments for each week.
  
At the end of each week, a new schedule for the following week's rehearsals and coachings will be made available here to download. It will include who is required (cast, crew, and pianists), times, locations, and which scene(s) will be rehearsed. Please be sure to check back here at the end of each week.
  
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