The Otterbein University Opera Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Karen Eckenroth, offers students a variety of performance opportunities.
Fully staged productions of either multi-act or one-act operas are performed every semester. Recent productions include The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Wallace Earl DePue, Mozart's Magic Flute, Copland's The Tender Land, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, and Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. In addition, workshop performances of operatic scenes designed to educate students in various repertoire and performance practices are also offered each semester.
The casts for all productions are chosen through an audition process that is open to all Otterbein students.
The Otterbein Choirs offer something for everyone. With six vocal ensembles, choir members perform a variety of repertoire, from Maroon Five to Mozart. Students of all majors sing in the choirs, and all vocal ensembles are of the highest quality. There are music award opportunities for singers from every major on campus.
Otterbein’s choirs combine regularly to perform choral masterworks in conjunction with the Westerville Symphony. In addition, Otterbein choirs have performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and appear regularly at professional conferences of the Ohio Music Education Association and the American Choral Directors Association.
Hear Concert Choir in Ireland, Recorded Live in Concert
"Danny Boy" arr. by Joseph Flummerfelt
"There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue" by Kevin Memley