Opera Workshop

Danilo & Ladies

Mikado dress rehearsal

Led by Dr. Vicki Fingalson, Opera Workshop provides performance-based instruction in opera, operetta, and musical theatre. Students develop and improve their performance skills through:

  • theatre games 
  • observations 
  • discussions
  • improvisations 
  • rehearsing, preparing, and performing selected scenes and full-length operas
  • attending live, professional opera (often with complimentary tickets!)

Every other year, the UW-Superior Opera Workshop prepares a full-length opera for the campus and community, most recently performing:

  • Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury in 2015
  • Mozart's The Magic Flute in 2014
  • Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in 2012
  • Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado in 2010

In years when full-length operas are not performed, students do two or three scenes performances, with the opportunity to perform a leading role in at least one scene each semester.

Please contact Dr. Vicki Fingalson if you are interested in auditioning for Opera Workshop. Students of any major may audition!

Opera Workshop students perform their finale