Opera Workshop - NIU - School of Music


NIU Opera Theatre

NIU Opera Theatre prepares students for performance on the music theater stage. Classes are held in role preparation, acting technique, stage movement, and effective auditioning. Each year this select ensemble performs programs of scenes from opera, operetta, and musical theater, as well as one fully-staged production with orchestra.

Year Production Composer
2012-13 The Magic Flute Mozart
2011-12 The Fairy Queen   Purcell
2010-11  The Old Maid and the Thief Menotti
2009-10 The Marriage of Figaro Mozart
2008-09 Hansel and Gretel Humperdinck
2007-08 The Secret Marriage Cimarosa
2006-07 The Rake's Progress Stravinsky
2005-06 Little Women Mark Adamo
2004-05 L'Enfant et les Sortiléges Ravel
2003-04 The Magic Flute Mozart
2002-03 Orpheus in the Underworld Offenbach
2001-02 Four Saints in Three Acts Virgil Thomson
2000-01 Dido and Aeneas Purcell
1999-00 La clemenza di Tito Mozart
1998-99 Susannah Carlisle Floyd
1997-98 The Merry Widow Franz Lehar
1996-97 Before Dawn (premiere performances) James Matthew Castle
1996-97 Mass Bernstein
1995-96 The Elixir of Love Donizetti
1994-95 Gianni Schicchi Puccini
1993-94 The Face on the Barroom Floor Mollicone
1993-94 There and Back Hindemith