Eklund Opera Performance


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 Excellenc” by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. And students from the program have won top awards in the National Opera Association Collegiate Scenes competition three out of the last four seasons.

Undergraduate and graduate students at the college present several major productions each year, including fully-staged and costumed operas and musicals like “The Rake’s Progress,” “Le nozze di Figaro,” “La Traviata,” “Side by Side” by Sondheim and “Carousel.” Other performance opportunities for students include an annual student-directed opera scenes program (CU NOW) and the Opera Theater Singers that takes graduate students to area schools and other venues.


Jennifer Bird
Chair, Voice + Opera

Leigh Holman
Director, Eklund Opera Program
Resident Stage Director

Nicholas Carthy
Opera Music Director

Jeremy Reger
Head Vocal Coach

Mutsumi Moteki
Vocal Coach

Ron Mueller
Production Director

Ann Piano
Costume Coordinator/Designer + Shop Manager