Vocal Arts

Opera Theatre

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MSM’s Opera Theatre program prepares students to successfully enter a competitive and evolving professional industry.

Discover the MSM Opera Theatre Productions for 2022—2023


Thursday Evening Opera Scenes Series
All performances are in Ades Performance Space

  • Traditional Scenes — October 20
  • German Scenes — October 27
  • Contemporary Scenes — November 3

La liberazione di Ruggerio dall’isola d’Alcina
 (F. Caccini)

  • November 17, 18, 19, 20— Ades Performance Space

Scena Shakespeare: Scenes by the Bard

  • December 1 & 2 — Ades Performance Space

Le portrait de Manon (Massenet/Boyer), Pavane (Fauré/Montesquiou) and Angélique (Ibert/Nino)

  • December 8, 9, 10, 11 – Neidorff-Karpati Hall


L’enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel/Colette) – concert version with MSM Symphony Orchestra

  • January 26 & 27— Neidorff-Karpati Hall

Undergraduate Chamber Opera— Title TBA

  •  March 23 & 24

Svadba (Ana Sokolović)

  •  March 31 & April 1 — Ades Performance Space

Musical Theatre Lab— Broadway Babies

  •  April 21 — Miller Recital Hall

The Cunning Little Vixen (Janaček)

  •  April 27, 28, 29, 30 — Neidorff-Karpati Hall

Undergraduate Production— Title TBA

  •  May 4 & 5 — Riverside Church Theatre

Please visit the MSM performance pages for details about each production:

Opera Theatre Administration

Carleen Graham
Dean of Vocal Arts

Kristen Kemp
Head of Music Staff

Christina Teichroew
Assistant Dean for Theatrical Production

Kathryn Miller
Associate Director for Theatrical Operations

Josi Petersen Brown
Theatrical Production Ensembles Manager

Opera Theatre Faculty and Artistic Staff

Kristen Kemp
Head of Music Staff for Graduate Opera Theatre

Travis Bloom, Vocal Coach

Jeremy Chan, Vocal Coach

Miriam Charney, Vocal Coach

Jeanne-Minette Cilliers, Vocal Coach

Ji Young Lee, Vocal Coach

Chun-Wei Kang, Vocal Coach

Carolyn Marlow, Musical Theatre Lab, Director

Jackson McKinnon, Assistant Conductor & Coach

Djordje Nesic, Vocal Coach

Gordon Ostrowski, Opera Workshop

Shane Schag, Vocal Coach

Eric Sedgwick, Vocal Coach

Evgenia Truksa, Vocal Coach

Guest Artist Staff (2022-2023 academic year)

Kate Bergstrom — or Spring Chamber Opera, Stage Director

James Blaszko — or Fall Chamber Opera, Stage Director

Katherine Carter — or Thursday Evening Opera Scenes Series, Stage Director

John de los Santos — or Fall Mainstage, Stage Director

Jorge Parodi  — or Fall Chamber Opera, Music Director & Conductor

Scott Parry — or Fall Undergraduate Opera Scenes & Spring Undergraduate Opera Greenfield, Stage Director

Kirk Severtson — or Spring Mainstage, Music Director & Conductor

Chloe Treat — or Spring Undergraduate Opera Riverside, Stage Director

Pierre Valet — or Fall Mainstage, Music Director & Conductor

Dennis Whitehead-Darling — or Spring Mainstage, Stage Director


Video performance of Our Multiple Voices: Original compositions for unaccompanied voice (Spring 2020)

13 original unaccompanied songs based on the singers’ own personal stories during the pandemic.

Success Stories

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  • Feb 20, 2024 Opera, Vocal Arts
    Three MSM alumni win top awards in the 52nd George and Nora London Foundation Competition
  • Jan 27, 2024 Opera
    MSM alumnus Daniel Rich is a featured artist at the OPERA America Salutes gala evening
  • Sep 26, 2023 Opera
    Alumnus tenor SeokJong Baek is profiled in The New York Times before his MET Opera debut

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