HCO presents one full-length opera each February with an entirely undergraduate cast and production team. In 2019, HCO presented Massenet’s Cendrillon. Each year, HCO’s Board of Operators selects the opera and names the next conductor and stage director. Auditions for cast and orchestra are held at the beginning of every academic year.
Harvard College Opera aims to make opera accessible to our local and campus communities. HCO provides an invaluable opportunity for undergraduates wishing to engage in opera production and performance. HCO hosts a variety of free events throughout the year, including recitals, opera screenings, and performances in Harvard’s annual ARTS FIRST festival.