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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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University Choir and Chamber Choir: A Serenade To Music

Jonathan Talberg and Olga Spriggs, directors

Presenting works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Dominic DiOrio, Hugo Wolf, and a premiere by American Composer Richard Burchard, this concert will feature two of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the United States. The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir maintain a significant touring and recording schedule; they have been featured in performances with the Rolling Stones, the Kronos Quartet, virtually all of Southern California’s professional musical organizations and on video and film soundtracks. The concert will feature the Bob Cole Conservatory’s newest professors on the performance faculty: internationally renowned violinist Moni Simeonov and Ted Atkatz, front man for the band NYCO and former principal percussionist of the Chicago Symphony—playing Vaughan Williams and DiOrio, respectively.

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Fall Choral Concert: Women’s, Men’s, & ’49er Choruses

Regan MacNay, Jonathan Talberg, and Brian Dokko, conductors

From Barbershop to Renaissance madrigals, contemporary a cappella to beloved spirituals there’s something for everyone when our choirs come together for a ’prism concert’—one hour and fifteen minutes of great music in all sorts of styles.

  • Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • TBD
  • Tickets $10/7 @ the door

Opera Masterpieces

David Anglin, director

The singers of the Opera Institute are featured in our annual fall performance of favorite arias and ensembles from the operatic repertoire.

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic

Christine Guter and Ian Brekke, directors

Details TBA.

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • 4:00pm / 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

In our second fall Opera offering, the younger singers present an evening of favorite operatic arias and ensembles.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Winter Festival Concert

Ian Brekke, Moana Dherlin, Brian Dokko, Christine Guter, Olga Spriggs, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach’s greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for three decades! Enjoy the majesty of the great Moeller organ, handbells, vocal jazz, and, of course the combined voices of all seven CSULB choirs!

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