Opera | LSU School of Music

Turner-Fischer Center for Opera

About The Program

The Turner-Fischer Center for Opera at LSU, one of the first major university programs in the United States, has produced exceptional singers who have sung on world opera stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and New York City Opera. LSU annually produces two main stage productions, fully staged, designed, costumed, and accompanied by members of the LSU Symphony Orchestra, alongside smaller, staged shows and numerous outreach performance opportunities. In addition to private voice lessons with faculty, students receive one-on-one coaching with the opera music director and extensive training in acting and stage-craft from the opera stage director.

Recent Productions

A selection of the Turner-Fischer Center's recent productions can be found below, including several collegiate premieres. Select an image to read a synopsis for that particular production.

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graphic: Tahiti artworkgraphic: Eugene Onegin artworkgraphic: Vixen artworkgraphic: Falstaff artwork

graphic: She Loves Me artworkgraphic: Figaro artworkgraphic: 3 Penny Opera artworkgraphic: Rake's Progress artwork

graphic: Sweeney Todd poster


Opera Tickets

Opera performances are held in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre, inside the Music & Dramatic Arts Building.

Purchase Tickets Online

Tickets can also be purchased by calling the CMDA Box Office at (225) 578-3527.



Michael Borowitz

Michael Borowitz
Associate Professor
Music Director of LSU Opera

Dennis Jesse

Dennis Jesse
Associate Professor

James "Dugg" McDonough

James McDonough
Fruehan Associate Professor
Artistic Director of LSU Opera