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 2021-2022 school year, students performed the opera Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck and the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. For programs and more information, please visit our Performance Archive.