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

Are YOU ready?

2017-2018 Auditions

September 1, 2017

Auditions for this year's upcoming season will be taking place on both Monday, September 11th, and Tuesday, September 12th, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at the Don Wright Faculty of Music (227). Make sure to sign up to secure an audition time. Please be advised that you must prepare one aria, bring your own accompanist, and arrive to your audition at least 20 minutes prior. Best of luck!
@Western University Opera Workshop

Share Your Stories

September 1, 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 November 20th, 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.