Opera at USC offers a truly comprehensive program for both graduate and undergraduate
students, covering every facet of opera production, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Singers, directors, pianists, conductors, marketing and public relations students
and theatrical technicians get expert teaching and intensive hands-on experience in
their respective crafts.
Opera at USC presents two fully staged operas with orchestra each year and also presents
an evening of One-Act Operas, often with a graduate stage director. Roles are open
to undergraduates and graduates.
Master classes conducted by international opera singers, conductors, coaches and directors are held
Voice faculty and the choral department work closely together with Opera at USC on
many projects. Learn more about the choral ensembles and the vocal studies area.
2014-2015 season announced
(dates, times and repertoire subject to change)
Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Friday and Saturday, November 7, 8, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.
sung in German
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Friday and Saturday, February 20, 21, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 22, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.
sung in Italian
adults: $45; seniors / USC faculty & staff / military: $30
Individual tickets: adults: $25; seniors / USC faculty & staff / military; $20 students
with ID: $7
To purchase tickets: call 803-777-5369, online (coming soon) or at the door.
One Acts (free admission):
At the Boar’s Head (Holst)
Firebird Motel (Conte)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall
Auditions for 2014-2015 season
Wednesday, May 7 and Monday, August 18, 2014
2:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the opera room (040).
An accompanist will be provided.
A sign-up sheet will be outside of room 040 on April 30 for May auditions.
Auditions are open to all USC students and to the community. Casting priority goes
to current USC students.
See photos from our past seasons.