VC OPERA & MUSIC THEATRE
The Ventura College Music Department features voice students in two fully staged productions a year, as well as scenes programs. These productions are often accompanied by a band or full orchestra, with costumes and makeup from our Theatre Arts Department. The program's wide-ranging repertory includes classic opera, contemporary works by composers including Gian Carlo Menotti, Benjamin Britten, and Du Yun, operettas by Gilbert & Sullivan, crossover works by Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Weill, and a blend of classic and modern musicals.
In the 2020-2021 school year, students performed the opera Angel's Bone by Du Yun and Monty Python's musical Spamalot. Due to the ongoing pandemic, both productions were staged in innovative virtual productions.
In December of 2021, the department will present the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood (audition info HERE).