The College of Arts and Architecture

Penn State Opera Theatre 2017-18 Auditions

Fall 2017

Cosí Fan Tutte (Thus Do All Women, or The School For Lovers), K. 588

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

November 15 and 16, 7:30

The Playhouse Theatre

Christopher James Ray, conductor; Ted Christopher, stage director

Auditions for Cosí Fan Tutte will take place on August 22, with call backs on August 23.  Singers should prepare one aria in Italian (selections from the opera are welcome but not required). Information about signing up for a time/location/etc will be available on the School of Theatre virtual call-board. The link to this site will be accessible soon.  


Spring 2018

Iolanthe (or The Peer And The Peri)

Music by Arthur Sullivan; Words by William S. Gilbert

March 16, 7:30; March 18, 1:30

The State Theatre

Dr. Beverly Patton, conductor; Ted Christopher, stage director

Auditions for Iolanthe will take place in early November (exact dates and details to follow soon on the School of Theatre virtual call-board).


All graduate students and undergraduate performance majors are REQUIRED to audition for the productions and play as cast. If not cast in the productions, those students are then REQUIRED to take MUS 467. During both semesters next year, MUS 467 (Opera Workshop) will meet and culminate in staged scenes programs.