Opera at Western

Falstaff-Verdi-010-sel-880x330.jpg Winter 2023 production of Falstaff

Program Director

Theodore Baerg

Music Director

Simone Luti


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

Allison Price
Senior Development Officer
allison.price@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 ext. 85695

2023-24 Opera Season

Join us for this year's exciting lineup of Opera at Western performances here at the Don Wright Faculty of Music in Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University.

March 7-10, 2024 

Albert Herring

by Benjamin Britten

Opera at Western presents Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, a charming comic opera that is a wonderful story for all ages and families. Albert is a young man who is offered the honour of becoming the "May King" after no one appropriate can be found to be the May Queen in a small community. But there are of course many little problems and characters along the way with issues and relationships that make for an amazing and humorous story.
Sung in English.

Music Director: Simone Luti
Stage Director: Robert McQueen

Four performances (reserved seating):
Thursday, Mar. 7 | 7:30pm
Friday, Mar. 8 | 7:30pm
Saturday, Mar. 9 | 2pm
Sunday, Mar. 10 |2pm

pdf-icon.jpgView program (PDF)
pdf-icon.jpgView plot synopsis (PDF)

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University
Driving to campus? Please ensure you leave ample time for parking and take note of alternative parking in nearby lots if the Talbot Lot is full. Visit the map and directions webpage for full parking and location info.

$35 general public ($40 at door)
$25 students/seniors ($30 at door)

PURCHASE TICKETS

Check the date carefully before selecting your event! Advance tickets available until 11:59pm ET the day before each performance, or while quantities last. Credit or debit cards only accepted at the door (no cash). Didn't receive your receipt and tickets by email? Please check your Junk Email folder before calling the Mustang Events ticket office for ticketing assistance: 519-661-4077

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Britten’s
Albert Herring is being performed by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, publisher and copyright owner.
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Recent Events

Opera and Musical Theatre Gala

Saturday, Feb. 3 | 2pm
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University

An inspiring afternoon of favourite operatic and musical theatre excerpts from the earliest periods of operatic composition to the present time of opera and musical theatre. Portions of the performance will be accompanied by Western’s Early Music Studio, prepared by musical director Joseph Lanza.

Directors: Anthony Rodrigues and Theodore Baerg


Subscribe to our monthly events email for event notifications year-round, or visit music.uwo.ca/events for more information.


General event inquiries

musicevents@uwo.ca
519-661-3767


Past Productions 

  • La Cenerentola La Cenerentola
    Nov 2023

    Program (PDF)
    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

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  • Falstaff_200x113.jpg Falstaff
    Mar 2023

    Program (PDF)
    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Timothy Nelson

     

    Hansel and Gretel poster Hansel and Gretel
    Nov 2022

    Program (PDF)
    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

     

    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