Our lyric theatre program showcases full productions each year, featuring undergraduates in the lead roles, chorus and orchestra. Our students prepare for a career in opera by receiving professional coaching and stage direction. Recent productions include Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon and My Fair Lady, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Marriage of Figaro, and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. The yearly productions are open to majors and non-majors, but audition is required. For more information, contact Grant Knox. 

Furman Lyric Theatre Winter Production 2016

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) Auditions

Performances on February 25th and 27th in McAlister Auditorium
Sung in English
Grant Knox, director; Thomas Joiner, conductor
Furman Symphony Orchestra

Study Away Auditions (Italy)

Tuesday September 1 at 7pm in Daniel Recital Hall

Study away- Please prepare two contrasting pieces (one in English) plus any specific role repertoire (see callback repertoire below).

Regular Auditions

Tuesday September 15 from 7pm-9pm in Daniel Recital Hall
And Thursday September 17 from 7pm-9pm in Daniel Recital Hall
Please prepare
two contracting pieces for this audition (one in English).


Tuesday September 22 from 7pm-9pm in Daniel Recital Hall

Callback Audition Requirements

<<All page numbers refer to G. Schirmer vocal score>>

Papageno: pg. 22-23 (1st verse only) and pg. 153-155 (duet)

Tamino: pg. 25-26 (stop after 2nd measure 4th system) and pg. 55-56 (recit)

Pamina: pg. 108-110 (aria) and pg. 126-129 (stop at Allegro)

Queen of the Night: pg. 28-30 (stop at Allegro moderato) and pg. 99-100 (stop at last measure of the page)

Sarastro: pg. 83-84 (aria)

Monostatos: pg. 97-98 (first verse only)

Papagena: pg. 153-155 (duet)

Please contact Dr. Knox with questions at


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