Opera Theater

The Bowling Green Opera Theater serves the educational needs of students in the College of Musical Arts, while offering an array of operatic performances to audiences in Bowling Green and the surrounding northwest Ohio community.

Each year the opera theater offers two fully staged productions with orchestra, along with workshops, scenes programs and opera outreach to local schools. An annual highlight is the BGSU MicroOpera productions - a collaboration between the composition department and opera theatre. Read more about the history of BGSU MicroOperas here. The opera theater and the voice area work hand in hand to create a sense of community, mutual respect and collaboration, which serve to enhance the entire opera experience for our students.

The pedagogical goal of the opera theater is to provide voice students with the opportunity to develop their stagecraft and dramatic interpretation, and integrate them with their singing skills through practical performance experience.



Opera auditions for all 2021/22 productions (scenes, Micro-Operas, and mainstage productions) will take place August 30 - September 2, 4:30 - 6:00pm in the Conrad Room. An audition sign-up sheet will be posted on the opera bulletin board outside of MMAC 1050 on Tuesday, August 24.

Please bring TWO contrasting selections to your audition. Opera arias are encouraged, but musical theatre selections and art songs are also suitable audition repertoire. A pianist will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Bylsma, Coordinator of Opera -- kbylsma@bgsu.edu.

Behind the scenes at Die Fledermaus

A BGSU Opera Theatre production, Spring 2014

Updated: 03/25/2020 01:06PM