Current Season

The Marriage of Figaro - W.A. Mozart

Feb. 20th, 21st and 22nd 2020

Join the Miami University Opera Theater for our production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. One of our goals at MU Opera is to share the joys of opera theater in an accessible fashion; therefore, we will perform this classic opera in English. Similar to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, The Marriage of Figaro follows Figaro, Susanna, the Countess and a conglomerate of other hilarious characters as they navigate the comedic drama surrounding Figaro and Susanna’s wedding. Watch these characters create a scheme to outwit the Count who, much to his wife’s horror, wants to assert his traditional right to droit du seigneur with the lovely Susanna. This opera is full of comedy, drama, beautiful orchestration, and plenty of machinations gone awry. Designed by Nicolas Muni, directed by Benjamin Smolder, and managed and choreographed by Tiffany Lusht, experience one of Mozart's masterworks February 20th, 21st and 22nd at the Gates-Abegglen Theater, located in CPA. We look forward to sharing all of our work and passion with you!

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Wind in the Willows and Opera Scenes

Nov 21st, 22nd, and 23rd 2019

Come and join the Miami University Opera Theater for the first staged production of Wind in the Willows by John Rutter. Described by the composer as "witty and enjoyable musical entertainment" come and experience this opera adaptation of a beloved children's tale. Follow the misadventures of Mr. Toad and the journey his friends take to get him back. Along with this, enjoy scenes from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Bastien und Bastienne. This performance is not ticketed and open to the public. Thursday's performance will be at the Knolls starting at 7pm while Friday and Saturday's performances will be located in Presser 222 and start at 7:30pm.

Contact

109 Presser Hall
501 South Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
muoperatheater@gmail.com

Staff

Benjamin Smolder, Director
Tiffany Lusht, Production Manager
Nathaniel Wilkens, President
Mathew Mac Manus, Vice-President
Katherine Trybus, Social Media Ambassador

Patrons

William E. Schmidt Foundation
The Jim and Recie Scott Opera Education Endowment Fund

About

Miami University Opera Theater is an important part of the rich and diverse musical experiences that Miami University has to offer. MU Opera is unique in its design because it operates with a professional production team all committed to supporting our student performers. Our goal is to give students a robust, hands-on experience that will teach them the importance of all roles in the theater as well as how to operate in a professional theater environment. Students have the opportunity to assume leadership positions in every part of production, and learn from professional lighting designers, choreographers, directors, stage managers, sound designers, and more. We also believe that opera is for everyone, and are proud to hold auditions open to students of any major.

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