Texas Tech University

School of Music


Matador Opera Workshop

Matador Opera Workshop

May 29 - June 10, 2023

The Matador Opera Workshop is designed for the aspiring opera singer seeking to learn how to prepare, perform and perfect the art of role preparation. This two-week role prep intensive provides daily coaching, lessons, rehearsals, solo concert performances, master class performances, and career guidance.

Led by a team of experienced opera professionals, the workshop offers a unique opportunity to work closely with top-notch directors and coaches. You'll receive personalized instruction and guidance as you prepare for a performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute, which will showcase your talent and skill to a wide audience.

All workshop participants will be assigned a role to study. Some participants will be given a principal role to sing in its entirety while others will be able to perform in scenes from that role.
Sung in German with English dialogue.



The 2023 Matador Opera Workshop takes place between May 29-June 10 and is open to all interested singers. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Artistic Director, Dr. Rebecca Hays , or call 806.742.2270.

Registration for 2023 Matador Opera Workshop: Open until April 15, 2023

To Register: Email all required materials to rebecca.hays@ttu.edu

Required Materials

  • Resume
  • Color Photo
  • Link to two recent classical recordings
  • Current place of study
  • Contact information
  • Role(s) interested in
  • T-shirt size


Tuition: $800.00

Tuition is due by May 17th.


No deposit required.

Pay by CREDIT CARD - we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Pay by CHECK - complete the registration process and mail check to the camp office with registration number and health form

Please only hit the submit button once. If your confirmation doesn't appear, call the camp office at 806.742.2225 to confirm that it was submitted.


The Matador Opera Workshop will not be handling housing. Housing during the workshop is the responsibility of the workshop participant.

The Staybridge in Lubbock is offering a camp rate, call for details: Camp Rate: $79

Each room has two beds and a full pull-out couch bed.  

During reservation state that you are with the Matador Opera Workshop

If you wish to share a room please indicate this to Ms. Cantu in an email.  Payment may be split upon arrival between campers.



Registration deadline: April 15, 2023.

After May 17th there is a $50 cancelation fee.

workshop Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Wascoe Hays

Dr. Rebecca Wascoe Hays
Artistic Director, Soprano & Artist Teacher of Applied Voice
Texas Tech University

Prof. Gerald Dolter

Prof. Gerald Dolter
Baritone & Artist Teacher of Voice
Texas Tech University

Dr. Jeffrey Patterson

Dr. Jeffrey Patterson
Music Director & Conductor
Baylor University

Amanda Key

Amanda Key
Artist Teacher of Voice
TTU Alumni

Dr. Allen Saunders

Dr. Allen Saunders
Bass & Artist Teacher of Voice
Northern Arizona University

Professor Mary Jane Johnson

Professor Mary Jane Johnson
General Director of the Amarillo Opera & Guest Artist 

Professor Eric Gibson

Professor Eric Gibson
Opera Direction and Acting Coach
The Ohio State University

Carlos Oritz

Carlos Ortiz
Associate Conductor
Texas Tech University Graduate Assistant