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Current Productions

Roméo et Juliette

Music by Charles Gounod • Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martin Katz

University Opera Theatre

Sung in French with projected English translations

From dramatic swordplay to rousing choruses and tender moments, this opera version of Shakespeare’s play is the ultra-romantic love story of two young lovers swept along by fate.

November 10-13, 2016

Power Center

A Midsummer Night's Dream

an opera by Benjamin Britten

University Opera Theatre directed by Robert Swedberg

University Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Kathleen Kelly

Sung in English with projected supertitles

Unchanging Shakespeare’s plot, Britten creates a remarkable variety of orchestral timbres and textures to depict the young lovers.

March 23-26, 2017

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Curtain Call Fridays

Stick around after the applause!  We are thrilled to add post-performance discussions immediately following the Friday performance.  Moderated by members of the department faculty and featuring a rotating array of cast and artistic team members, Curtain Call Fridays offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to the creative decisions behind the production or issues raised by the work. The discussions are free and open to all. You are welcome to attend the discussion and see the performance another day. Curtain Call Fridays are sponsored by the Friends of Opera.


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University Opera Theatre presented Gounod's Roméo et Juliette November 10-13, 2016

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David Smith

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