Opera Lab

Dartmouth Opera Lab

The Dartmouth Opera Lab is a Performance Lab that offers creative performance opportunities with a focus on vocal instruction, text and dramatic interpretation and musical development.


Maestro Filippo Ciabatti
Music Director of the DOL; Director, Music Director of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, The Handel Society and the Dartmouth Glee Club

Erma Mellinger
Director of Vocal Studies of the DOL;
Senior Lecturer in Voice, Dartmouth Department of Music

Peter M. Webster
Director of Text and Dramatic Studies of the DOL;
Lecturer in Dramatics in Opera, Dartmouth Department of Music

Upcoming Opera Lab Events

Upcoming Opera Lab Events

Opera Lab at Dartmouth

Nicole Heaston

An Evening with Nicole Heaston

Oct 27, 2020

An intimate evening with a world-renowned soprano; Dartmouth Opera Lab students join the live chat to spark discussion.

Opera Lab

Warm Toes and Silky Tones

Feb 19, 2019

Lounge by the vintage ’60s fire pit and enjoy Dartmouth student singers and guest baritone Alex Hurd singing solos, duets and scenes from opera and musical theater.

Opera Lab

Dartmouth Opera Lab: Open Workshop

Mar 1, 2020

Solo and ensemble singing, from Monteverdi to Cole Porter to Sondheim.

Opera Lab

Dartmouth Opera Lab Celebrates Bernstein

Oct 11, 2018

Dartmouth Opera Lab celebrates the centennial birthday of Leonard Bernstein, with guest soprano Amy Owens and baritone Daniel Belcher.