Opera Scenes


The Rodin Opera Scenes Program provides performance opportunities for University of Pennsylvania singers and pianists to explore the operatic genre. We foster a positive, collaborative, low-stress environment, and we welcome participants of all levels of experience. Singers are matched with repertoire that suits their vocal capabilities (range, tessitura, technical capacity, etc.), as determined at their auditions. Pianists are assigned to each scene. Students are coached on musical style, foreign language diction, stage movement, and dramatic intention. The semester culminates in a fully staged performance of assorted scenes from operas. Past scenes have included duets, trios, and larger ensembles from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Bizet's Carmen, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Weill's A Threepenny Opera, and Adamo's Little Women. Students have performed in French, German, Italian, and English. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please email the program's director, Lily Kass, at lilykass@sas.upenn.edu.

Upcoming Performances

Schedule TBA. Please check back later.