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Pacific Opera Theater
James Haffner
Director of Opera
Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Pacific Opera Theatre Ensemble

Pacific Opera Theatre is the Conservatory's resident student opera ensemble. The program boasts a long history of successfully training singers for the professional arena. Dedicated to the training of strong singer-actors, the curriculum includes an intensive acting course focusing on the Michael Chekhov technique. The ensemble is open to all Pacific students and auditions are required.

Vocal Performance Opportunities

  • Full opera production with orchestra
  • Opera Studio - scenes and chamber works
  • Choral ensembles - Pacific Singers and University Chorus

Awarded Opera Theatre Productions

Recognition by the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival:
La Cenerentola
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill
Glen Roven's Heart's Desire (the west coast premiere)

Recognition by the National Opera Association:
La Cenerentola
Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor 
Dido and Aeneas

Program Faculty

James Haffner, Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera
Burr C. Phillips, Associate Professor of Voice