Welcome to the Eklund Opera Program at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music! 

The Eklund Opera Program has been designated a “Program of Excellence” by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The opera program produces five fully staged operas biennially, ranging from classic operatic favorites to musical theater repertoire and contemporary opera. Each production is backed by a full orchestra involving both students and professionals. As universal musicians, vocalists are asked to perform in a variety of venues. Performing in the historic Macky Auditorium or the welcoming music theatre, students are exposed to operatic production on both  grand and intimate stages. Opera performance doesn’t end at the stage. Other performance opportunities for students include an annual student-directed opera scenes program, as well as one of the foremost academic contemporary opera workshops, CU NOW. Students also participate in audience engagement, donor relations and community outreach through our Opera Theater Singers.