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Voice and Opera

Life as a voice student at DePaul University is exciting and challenging from the start. The fundamentals of singing and vocal technique are combined with the study of poetry, language and the entirety of the musical experience. Our students encourage, stimulate and challenge one another in healthy growth with a strong sense of community. An all encompassing study of voice; students perform in DePaul Opera Theatre productions as well as in DePaul's choirs, promoting the value of the collective power of the voice. Students from freshmen to graduates are featured in solo roles. Voice students meet once a week for Vocal Studio Class where students perform and listen to each other, form constructive insights, and faculty guide discussions of performance techniques.


Recent Student Performances

Graduate recital Soprano
Let the Bright Seraphim - Handel
Die Armen will der Herr umarmen Bach
Wiegenlied, Op.41a No.1 - Strauss
In der compagna, Op.41a No.2 - Strauss
Am Ufer, Op.41a No.3 - Strauss
Otchevo eta prezhde ne znala from Iolanta Tchaikovsky
La Maja Dolorosa, No.3 - Granaados
Gitanjali - John Alden Carpenter

Senior recital Bass
Si Tra I Ceppi - Handel
Der Wanderer, Op.4, No.1 - Schubert
Auf der Donau, Op. 21 - Schubert
Frhlingsglaube, Op.20, No.2 - Schubert
Der Schiffer, Op.21, No.2 - Schubert
Le bestiaire - Poulenc
Selections from Op. 99, 10 Biblical Songs Dvorak
Blue Mountain Ballads Paul Bowles

Alumni Accomplishments

Graduates of the DePaul voice studio have gone on to:

  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • New York City Opera
  • Chicago Opera Theater
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Juilliard Opera Center
  • LA Opera
  • San Francisco Opera
  • Music of the Baroque
  • Nashville Opera
  • New Jersey Opera
  • Opera on the James
  • Houston Grand Opera