UC Santa Barbara Opera Theatre’s 2012 production of Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (1643). Bryan Lane as Nero and Helena von Rueden as Poppea. Professor Benjamin Brecher, Producer.
Music A38P, A138P, A238P
The award-winning UC Santa Barbara Opera Theatre program stages a production each year in the Winter quarter, alternating between a fully-staged opera with orchestra and double student casting, and an Opera Scenes program. Over 70 productions have been staged at UC Santa Barbara, including major works by Mozart, Bizet, Donizetti, Orff, Britten, Strauss, Offenbach, Verdi, and Massenet. With the expert guidance of internationally renowned faculty members Dr. John Ballerino, Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian, and Professor Benjamin Brecher, students of the program have won prestigious competitions and roles with major opera companies around the world, as well as faculty positions at some of the country’s leading universities.
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