Karen Esquivel, director
The University Opera Ensemble is a performance class open to all members of the university community by audition only. The class prepares the singing actor by offering training in acting, dance, interpretation, singing roles in foreign languages and related disciplines. The ensemble's goal is to give students the tools they will need to find a place for themselves in the current world of opera.
The opera program at Oregon is committed to providing a bridge to the professional world in the United States, Latin America, Europe and beyond to help our students to flourish after they graduate.
The UO Opera Ensemble placed second in the 2013 Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition, Division II for performers age 23 and older, of the National Opera Association. In 2013, the Opera Ensemble toured to Costa Rica.
Alumni in the field
Alumna, Alishia Garcia, BMus '15, sings the part of Meg March in the 2016 Eugene Opera production of Little Women.
Alumnus, Tim McCoy, BMus '15, sings the part of John Brooke in the 2016 Eugene Opera production of Little Women.