Opera Theatre

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Opera Theatre, part of MSM's Voice program, is one of the foremost opera training programs in the world.

About MSM Opera Theatre

Voice students at MSM who are accepted into Opera Theatre, will refine their opera technique and develop their artistry under the guidance of a faculty of eminent artist-teachers —  while gaining exposure before New York City audiences.

Headed by internationally acclaimed opera and theater director, playwright, librettist, teach and actor Tazewell Thompson, the program is praised world-wide for its excellence, attracting some of the most talented young singers from around the globe. Cited by the New York Times for its significant contribution to operatic life in New York, Manhattan School of Music has a long and proud tradition of producing some of the finest artists singing throughout the world today.

Specific courses and degree sequence plans can be found in the Course Catalog.​

Opera Theater Administration

Tazewell Thompson, Director of Opera Studies
William Tracy, Head of Opera Musical Studies
Jorge Parodi, Music Director of Senior Opera Theater
Christina Teichroew, Managing Director of Opera and Musical Theatre
Kathryn Miller, Assistant Manager of Opera and Musical Theatre
Erin Reppenhagen, Opera Theater and Musical Theatre Associate

“I’ve had incredible opportunities here, including the chance to perform roles I could only dream of and working with teachers that have made me a better actress, singer, and performer.”

Soprano (PS '18)

A video "teaser" for MSM Opera Theater's performance of Mozart's <ital>La clemenza di Tito </ital> in December 2016

Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) by Johann Strauss, performed in April 2017

Dangerous Liaisons , by Conrad Suza, performed by MSM Opera Theater in December 2015.

Dangerous Liaisons, by Conrad Suza, performed by MSM Opera Theater in December 2015.

Persée et Andromède by Jacques Ibert, performed in December 2016

L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, performed in December 2016