The SFCM Opera and Musical Theatre program draws exceptionally gifted young singers from around the world and provides them with advanced multi-faceted training in vocal performance, acting, stage movement, stage combat, and other essentials of stagecraft. Each year, SFCM produces four fully-staged opera and musical theatre productions with full or chamber orchestra. Recent fully-staged operas have included La Clemenza di Tito, Hansel and Gretel, L’Amant Anonyme, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, and The Enchanted Pig by Jonathan Dove. In addition to fully-staged productions, a number of scene showcases and other performance opportunities are presented each year.
SFCM’s Musical Theatre Workshop provides experience to singer-actors with an emphasis on American musical theatre, examining one or more musical theatre composers and their works through rehearsals and performance. Recent performances include such works as The Apple Tree, The Fantasticks!, Threepenny Opera, Quilters, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, She Loves Me, Company, Very Good Eddie, Little Women, Urinetown, and The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).