Opera at Western

Alcina banner Fall 2021 production of Alcina

Program Director

Theodore Baerg

Music Director

Simone Luti


Tickets

Hansel and Gretel
General Admission $35
Students & Seniors $25

Falstaff
General Admission $35
Students & Seniors $25

Opera Gala
General Admission $20
Students & Seniors $15

All tickets purchased at the door (if available) cost an additional $5. Call 519-661-3767 for more information.

TICKET PURCHASE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY SEPTEMBER 30.

 
NEW: ADVANCED SEAT SELECTION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN 2022-23. ALL SEATING FOR ALL EVENTS IS FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE.


Donations

To make an optional donation in support of Western’s Opera program, please visit our Giving webpage.

Performance and role sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact

Karmen Ferraro
Senior Development Officer
519-661-2111 x85695
karmen.ferraro@uwo.ca

2022-23 Opera Season

Joining us on campus for an in-person event? For always-up-to-date health and safety protocols, check our Audience Information webpage before you leave home.

Hansel and Gretel | Humperdinck

Thursday, Nov 17 | 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 18
| 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 19
| 2pm
Sunday, Nov 20 | 2pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Stage Director
Theodore Baerg

Conductor
Simone Luti

This retelling of the wonderful children’s tale is a wonderful time out for the entire family! Come and enjoy the story of Hansel and Gretel, lost in the woods, coming upon a house made of their favourite candies. That is just the tip of an exciting “iceberg” of fun and bravery experienced by our two heroes. Sung in English.

 

Opera Gala 2023

Sunday, Feb 12 | 2pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Stage Director
TBA

Conductor
Simone Luti

A performance of great favourites from opera and musical theatre accompanied by our own Early Music Studio (Joseph Lanza, music director).

 

Falstaff | Verdi

Saturday, Mar 4 | 2pm
Sunday, Mar 5
| 2pm
Saturday, Mar 11 | 2pm
Sunday, Mar 12 | 2pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Stage Director
Anna Theodakis

Conducor
Simone Luti

Shakespeare’s timeless classic The Merry Wives of Windsor brilliantly set to music by the great Giuseppe Verdi sees Sir John Falstaff finally get his due. This promises to be a performance of hijinks and fun with the titular role performed by our very own professor and opera program director Theodore Baerg. This is an opera not to be missed for its wonderful music and hilarious comedy. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.


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Past Productions

L'elisir d'Amore Poster L'elisir d'amore
Mar 2022

Program (PDF)
View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Anna Theodosakis

 

alcina-poster-200x113.jpg Alcina
Nov 2021

Program (PDF)
View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Allison Grant

 

Puccini Double-Bill Poster Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
Mar 2021

Watch  Suor Angelica March 13, 2021 Performance  (YouTube)
Watch  Suor Angelica March 14, 2021 Performance  (YouTube)
Watch  Gianni Schicchi March 13, 2021 Performance  (YouTube)
Watch   Gianni Schicchi March 14, 2021 Performance  (YouTube)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Michael Cavanagh

 

Cosi fan tutte poster Cosi fan Tutte
Nov 2020

Watch Excerpt (YouTube)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

 

The Mikado poster The Mikado
Jan/Feb 2020

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Michael Cavanagh

 

La Finta Giardiniera poster The Secret Gardener ( La finta giardiniera)
Nov 2019

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

 

le nozze di figaro poster Le nozze di Figaro ( The Marriage of Figaro)
Jan/Feb 2019

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

 

turn of the screw The Turn of the Screw
Nov 2018

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Michael Cavanagh

 

pirates of penzance The Pirates of Penzance
Jan/Feb 2018

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

 

carmen Carmen
Oct 2017

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Allison Grant

 

magic flute The Magic Flute
Jan/Feb 2017

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Tyrone Paterson
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

 

suor angelica & gianni schicchi Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
Nov 2016

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Simone Luti
Stage Director | Tom Diamond

 

falstaff Falstaff
Jan/Feb 2016

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Alain Trudel
Stage Director | Michael Cavanagh

 

hansel and gretel Hansel and Gretel
Nov 2015

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Alain Trudel
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

 

la bohème La Bohème
Jan/Feb 2015

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Alain Trudel
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

 

Two One-Act French Operas by Maurice Ravel
Nov 2014

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Alain Trudel
Stage Director | Michael Cavanagh

 

Cinderella
Feb 2014

View Photos (Flickr)

Music Director | Alain Trudel
Stage Director | Theodore Baerg


General event inquiries

Rachel Condie
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
rachel.condie@uwo.ca
519-661-3767