About The Program
The Turner-Fischer Center for Opera at LSU, one of the first major university programs in the United States, has produced exceptional singers who have sung on world opera stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and New York City Opera. LSU annually produces two main stage productions, fully staged, designed, costumed, and accompanied by members of the LSU Symphony Orchestra, alongside smaller, staged shows and numerous outreach performance opportunities. In addition to private voice lessons with faculty, students receive one-on-one coaching with the opera music director and extensive training in acting and stage-craft from the opera stage director.
A selection of the Turner-Fischer Center's recent productions can be found below, including several collegiate premieres. Select an image to read a synopsis for that particular production.