Our fully-staged operas and musicals allow students to gain firsthand experience in all aspects of professional theatre. In addition to performing, students learn about stage production, including set design, costuming, make-up and set construction. Some students take on directorial duties, such as hosting auditions. Recent Lamont productions include Don Giovanni, Oklahoma!, SusannahHansel & GretelCarmen and The Marriage of Figaro.

Auditions take place in the second week of classes of the fall quarter. Any student interested in auditioning should email the ensemble director, Professor Matthew Plenk.

“It’s great for the students to see professionals do their work in front of them, rather than just at a distance or on a faraway stage. [We] give our students the experience of, ‘what does a professional level look like, right in front of me.’”

Matthew Plenk, Director of Lamont Opera Theatre