The Nazareth College Opera Workshop is a program devoted to the performance of opera, operetta, and all kinds of music theatre. Students involved in the workshop benefit from rehearsals and master classes focusing on musical preparation, character development, stage movement, communication and artistry. Cast members are chosen by audition. Students rehearse in the fall semester, and present a fully-staged performance early in the spring. The students in the program also participate in a recruitment/educational tour following the performances. In November 2005, the workshop presented the New York State premiere of Felice by Benton Hess. Past productions have included: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury and Cox and Box, Andrew Lippa's john & jen, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Puccini's Sister Angelica, and Sunday Excursion by Rochester's own Alec Wilder. Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.