Dramatic Vocal Arts
Under the directorship of Professor of Voice, Allison Swensen-Mitchell, the Dramatic Vocal Arts workshop offers students a rich experience with opera performance and production, along with an in-depth integration of singing, stage movement, and character development. The Dramatic Vocal Arts ensemble presents one full production each year, with full costumes, stage setting, and orchestral accompaniment provided by the University Chamber Orchestra.
Recent productions include Puccini’s Suor Anglica, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II, Cosi Fan Tutte by W.A. Mozart, Our Town by Ned Rorem, Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Bizet’s Carmen, The Secret Garden, a musical, by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, and most recently Gianni Schicchi by Puccini.
The ensemble is open to Willamette University students by audition.