Opera Theatre (MUSC 178/378) is open to any GWU student, regardless of major. Full-length productions are presented each year (alternating with opera and musical), which are staged with costumes, scenery and orchestra, and are presented in Dover Theatre. Participation in productions gives the student an opportunity to perform roles in works ranging from musicals to chamber opera to standard operatic literature. In addition to full productions, the GWU Opera Theatre program also presents an annual Evening of Staged Scenes drawn from the repertoire of opera, operetta, and musicals. All productions are sung in English. Participation is open to all GWU students; however, the director's approval is required before registering. To see photos from recent opera productions, click on the production icon to the left. For more information on the GWU Opera Theatre, please contact the director, Dr. Stafford Turner at sturner14@gardner-webb.edu.

To view photos from recent musical productions, click here.


Cosi fan tutte poster

Cosi fan tutte

Directed by Dr. Stafford Turner
Orchestra directed by Dr. Patricia Sparti

February 11-14, 2016
Dover Theatre

The Old Maid and the Thief poster 

The Old Maid and the Thief

Directed by Dr. Megan McCauley
Orchestra directed by Dr. Patricia Sparti

February 13-16, 2014
Dover Theatre