Offered each spring, Skidmore’s Opera Workshop trains the singer-actor to develop
physical freedom while performing. We focus on how to develop a character and engage
wholly, mentally and physically, in opera interpretation. Students interested in gaining
performance experience as well as exploring this art form are encouraged to audition.
Recent Skidmore Opera Workshop productions include:
- Handel’s XERXES (2016)
- “An Afternoon of Opera Scenes” (2017)
- Will explore period movement in Act II of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” (2018)
Members of the Opera Workshop frequently collaborate with guest professionals in both productions and masterclasses. Some of these guest artists include conductor Scott Schoonover, countertenor Daniel Bubeck, and stage directors Elizabeth Margolius and Ian Belton. Members of the Workshop frequently attend live opera performances, both in the capital region and NYC.
For more information, please contact Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins, Artist-in-Residence.