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Pacific Opera Theater
209.946.2832
James Haffner
Director of Opera
Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
jhaffner@pacific.edu

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
Falsettoland
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