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Current Productions

Dead Man Walking

a dramatic opera
by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally

University Opera Theatre directed by Kay Walker Castaldo

University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jerome Shannon

Sung in English with projected supertitles

November 13-16, 2014

Power Center

Julius Ceasar in Egypt

(Giulio Cesare)

opera by George Frideric Handel, libretto by Nicola Haym

University Opera Theatre directed by Robert Swedberg

University Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Kathleen Kelly

Sung in Italian with supertitles projected in English


March 26-29, 2015

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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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower