Spotlight on Opera is an exciting and intensive community opera troupe dedicated to providing training and performance opportunities to career track and avocational singers aged 15 and up. We are currently celebrating our 6th season.
Our caring staff of professional opera singers, pianists, and educators works with each singer to provide guidance and growth as an artist. Our membership consists of a core group of singers from all walks of life --- high school and college students, aspiring professional singers, dedicated hobbyists, and even young professionals. We strive to give every singer a chance to experience the spotlight for themselves, and to bring our audience members creative, fun, intimate, and high quality performances. We make opera accessible to everyone. Membership is by audition.
The summer version of Spotlight on Opera is an intensive workshop including private voice lessons, master classes, and performance opportunities including concerts, opera excerpt programs, and a full one-act opera. Admittance is by audition.
Past season repertoire includes full productions of Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Cavalleria Rusticana, The Marriage of Figaro Acts I & II; The Telephone, The Medium, A Hand of Bridge, Trouble in Tahiti, Falstaff, and Carmen. Each season also features numerous concerts and opera scenes programs, such as the Aria Extravaganza, Opera Scenes Showcases, Aria by Design, Sing to Love Valentines' Concert, Song Cafe, and Acts of Love and Desperation (an evening of three different acts from three different operas). Our most recent summer season featured mainstage performances of Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, and Suor Angelica; a Season Preview concert at Chez Zee American Bistro, the Opera Ambassadors Concert at Longhorn Village, the Aria Extravaganza at the Whole Foods flagship store on Lamar Blvd., and two performances each of the Song Cafe and the Opera Scenes Showcase.
Our 2012/2013 Fall/Spring Season will include our popular and fun Aria by Request concert, Aria Extravaganza, Fright Night at the Opera scenes program, Sing to Love Valentines' Concert in two very special venues, and at least one fully staged opera production and one one act or evening of full acts from different operas. Repertoire is finalized pending auditions. Please see the Program Info page for audition information.
Please visit the Upcoming Performances page for information about future performances or to join our mailing list.
You may also use the Contact page to email Program Director Cindy Sadler directly.
"I have never before been able to explore my love of music and performance with a group of this level of dedication and professionalism."
Spotlight on Opera is grateful for the continued support of The Bachus Conservatory and StageTech.