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Opera Workshop Contact

For additional information contact:
Patrick Howle

Phone: 620-235-4470
Fax: 620-235-4686


Department of Music
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

PSU Opera Theatre

The PSU Opera Theatre program produces two productions annually, with at least one that is fully staged with orchestral accompaniment.  Repertoire for the productions is chosen from the opera, operetta and musical theatre cannons and range from traditional operas by Mozart to cabaret style evenings devoted to the works of American musical theatre composers.

A primary function of the Opera Theatre program is to provide students with an outlet to develop their talents and skills in all aspects of lyric theatre including: stage deportment, basic dance, use of vocal technique on stage, and role preparation. 

The majority of roles in the Opera Theatre productions are filled by PSU students who are enrolled in Opera Workshop, however, students often get the opportunity to work alongside PSU faculty members as well as professional singers who are engaged to fill specific roles. 

Auditions are held annually and are open to all PSU students.


 Visit the Opera Theatre Photo Gallery and the Department Audio/Video Clips

The Magic Flute
November 20, 2011

"The Magic Flute," one of Mozart's best known works, premiered in Vienna in 1791. It was an instant success and continues to be a favorite of opera lovers to this day. It is believed to be the most frequently performed opera in the world.

"The Magic Flute" was on Nov. 18 at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. Both performances were accompanied by the Southeast Kansas Symphony under the direction of Dr. Selim Giray.

The PSU Opera Workshop is directed by Patrick Howle.

The Magic Flute Program