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The Opera Institute

The CSULB Opera Institute gives pre-professional opera singers the opportunity to perform fully staged, orchestrally accompanied operas yearly. Our nationally recognized opera program provides weekly master classes with working professional artists, directors, agents, and diction coaches. Recent alums of the Opera Institute are singing on major opera stages worldwide, studying at some of the most prestigious conservatories in the world, and giving recitals at festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, Opera Festival di Roma, Music Academy of the West, and Glimmerglass Opera. Admission to the workshop is by audition only. Dr. David Anglin is the Director of the program.

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Current audition dates and information for Opera are located on the Voice Auditions page.

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The Beach Café

Jonathan Talberg, director

Join us for our wonderful Coffee House Cabaret, where our students shine in all types of music. From Musical Theatre to Jazz, from Opera to Rock ’n’ Roll, you never know what you’ll get at the Beach Café. Dessert and coffee are provided by the generosity of the Long Beach Starbucks stores.

  • Friday, February 13, 2015
    Saturday, February 14, 2014
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10

Alumni Recital

Nathan Stark, voice

Praised by the Washington Post as having a voice of "unearthly power," Nathan Stark from Hughson, California has performed on operatic, concert and recital stages throughout the United States, Europe and China.

His 2014-15 season currently includes Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri with Opera San José, Monterone in Rigoletto with Atlanta Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto in a return to Opera in the Heights, bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy with Canton Symphony Orchestra, and singing in recital at El Camino College…

  • Saturday, March 14, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Men’s, Women’s, and ’49er Choruses

Brian Dokko, Regan MacNay, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a wonderful concert by our ’town and gown’ ensembles. Made up of students, faculty and alumni from throughout the University, our Men’s, Women’s and ’49er Choruses celebrate the beauty of community and joy of singing in this special St. Patrick’s Day Concert.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Chamber Choir & University Choir with special guests, The University of Washington Chamber Choir, present: "Legacy and Friendship"

Geoffrey Boers, Olga Spriggs, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

This special concert features selections chosen by alumni of the Choral Studies program over the last 65 years. Repertoire includes the "Hymn to St. Cecilia" of Benjamin Britten, "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen" by Johannes Brahms, and classic repertoire by Morten Lauridsen, Frank Pooler, and Egil Hovland. This concert will sell out; buy your tickets early!

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Donizetti’s Elixir of Love

Johannes Müller-Stosch, conductor, Andrew Chown, director

  • Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 8:00pm
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 2:00pm/8:00pm
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 2:00pm
  • University Theatre
  • Tickets $25/15 (Students Only)

Pacific Standard Time and Jazz & Tonic

Christine Guter, director

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • 4pm/8pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Women’s and Men’s Choruses

Jonathan Talberg and Stacey Oh, conductors

  • Monday, May 4, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7
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