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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 so​​​lo roles. Voice students meet once a week for Vocal Stu​​dio Class where students perform and listen to each other, form constructive insights, and faculty guide discussions of performance techniques.

Faculty

Alban "Kit" Bridges Jr.
Alban "Kit" Bridges Jr.
Eric Esparza
Eric Esparza
Linda Hirt
Linda Hirt
Nicholas Hutchinson
Nicholas Hutchinson
Harry Silverstein
Harry Silverstein

Recent DePaul Choir Performance Repertoire

Chichester Psalms — Leonard Bernstein 
DePaul Choirs
The Seven Last Words of Christ — Théodore Dubois
Requiem — Gabriel Fauré
Carmina Burana —​ Carl Orff
Stabat Mater — Gioachino Rossini
Symphony of Psalms — Igor Stravinsky
Quattro Pezzi Sacri — Giuseppe Verdi

Recent DePaul Opera Theatre Productions

Hansel and Gretel — Engelbert Humperdinck  
DePaul Opera Theatre

Cunning Little Vixen — Leoš Janáček
The Merry Widow — Franz Lehár
The Magic Flute — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La bohème — Giacomo Puccini
Die Fledermaus — Johann Strauss, Jr. 
Falstaff — Giuseppe Verdi

Alumni Accomplishments

Graduates of the DePaul Voice program have gone on to perform in prestigious opera houses around the world including:

  • 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
  • Royal Opera House, London
  • Paris Opera House​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • English National Opera 
  • The Netherlands Opera 
  • The Zurich Opera 
  • Dallas Opera
  • Ryan Opera Center
  • Merola Program
  • Academy of Vocal Arts
  • Houston Opera Studio