Opera performances

Student Opera Theatre

Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre (CPSOT) produces yearly, fully staged and costumed productions of complete shows or scene showcases that feature Cal Poly voice majors, as well as students across all colleges, with small ensemble orchestra. Voice faculty Amy Goymerac coaches students in their roles, bringing to life performances in one of our state of the art performance spaces, the Pavilion of the Christopher Cohan Center's Performing Arts Center or Cal Poly’s 498-seat proscenium house, the Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre.

Performances and programs are designed to serve as many student soloists as possible, and offer invaluable hands-on, Learn by Doing training in opera and musical theater performance technique. Additional solo performances and applied arts training for voice students are provided through master classes with renowned and distinguished guest artists, symphonic solo competitions, quarterly department recitals and weekly performance classes.

Past CPSOT productions include Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma," Mozart's "The Impresario," Lehár's "The Merry Widow," Haydn's "Apothecary," scenes from Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" and "Die Fledermaus," and "The Kurt Weill Show" among others. Past educational collaborations with Opera San Luis Obispo include Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and Mozart’s "The Magic Flute” featuring professional opera singers, chorus and orchestra. 

Each involved performance provides opportunities for 20-40 students. The CPSOT production for spring 2024 will be a showcase of scenes from some of the most beloved opera in the repertoire, produced and directed by Amy Goymerac.

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