UWM’s curriculum includes Opera Workshop in the fall semesters and Opera Theatre in the spring semesters. Opera Workshop allows students to learn their craft through acting methods, how to prepare for the business of vocal performance, and scene work. Opera Theatre presents a full production every spring, every other year is a collaboration with the UWM orchestra. These classes are open to any major, with audition.

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Faculty & Staff
profile photoBrooks, Colleenbrooksjo@uwm.eduMusic 361

Lecturer, Voice & Opera Theatre

profile photoKruse, Tanyatkruse@uwm.eduMusic 341

Associate Professor, Voice & Opera Theatre

Area Head, Vocal Performance

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Audition Information

To request audition times and information, please email Dr. Tanya Kruse at tkruse@uwm.edu or submit the Ensembles Interest Form.

Operas and Opera Workshops

UWM Opera Theatre develops the dramatic abilities of the singers of tomorrow through the teaching of truthful communication and creative characterization. While our curriculum varies each year to match the needs of our spring opera production, it consistently connects students to the rich artistic influences found in the Milwaukee community and reinforces lessons learned from the professional world in our UWM studio with the tools and techniques required for success in dramatic vocal performance.

Friends of UWM Opera Theatre champions the talent of students involved in UWM opera productions so that they may achieve success as the singers and teachers of tomorrow. Friends of Opera encourages talented UWM opera students and supports UWM opera productions through scholarships, community outreach, financial assistance for productions, and volunteer activities in order to advance the educational and artistic vision of UWM Opera Theatre.

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