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

2024-25 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.

Performance dates and ticketing information to follow (July 2024)

Fall Term

November 2024

Die Fledermaus ◦ The Bat
J. Strauss Jr.
Die Fledermaus is a perennially popular and deeply cherished Viennese comedic operetta. This hilarious screwball comedy has something for everyone: practical jokes and posh masked balls, mistaken identity and deception, romance and seduction—all set to an enchanting score from the Waltz King himself, Johann Strauss II.
Music and dialogue in English.

Winter Term

February 2025

Opera Gala Favourites of Opera with the Early Music Studio

March 2025

Die Zauberflöte ◦ The Magic Flute
W. A. Mozart
Mozart's last—and often deemed best—opera is The Magic Flute. This comic tale is a timeless adventure: save the princess! Serpents and sorcerers, trials and temptations beleaguer our bumbling heroes in their quests to find true love. 
Music sung in German, dialogue in English


Students... looking for audition information? Auditions for all roles and shows will be held Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10, 2024. Visit the Opera at Western audition page for complete details.

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519-661-3767
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Past Productions 

  • Albert Herring, 2024 Albert Herring
    March 2024

    Program (PDF)
    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Robert McQueen

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  • La Cenerentola La Cenerentola
    November 2023

    Program (PDF)
    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

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  • Falstaff_200x113.jpg Falstaff
    March 2023

    Program (PDF)
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    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Timothy Nelson

     

    Hansel and Gretel poster Hansel and Gretel
    November 2022

    Program (PDF)
    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

     

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

    Program (PDF)
    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Anna Theodosakis

     

    alcina-poster-200x113.jpg Alcina
    November 2021

    Program (PDF)
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    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Allison Grant

     

    Puccini Double-Bill Poster Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
    March 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
    November 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)
    November 2019

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    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

     

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

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    Music Director | Tyrone Paterson
    Stage Director | Theodore Baerg

     

    turn of the screw The Turn of the Screw
    November 2018

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    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
    October 2017

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    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
    November 2016

    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Simone Luti
    Stage Director | Tom Diamond

     

    falstaff Falstaff
    Jan/Feb 2016

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    Music Director | Alain Trudel
    Stage Director | Michael Cavanagh

     

    hansel and gretel Hansel and Gretel
    November 2015

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    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
    November 2014

    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Alain Trudel
    Stage Director | Michael Cavanagh

     

    Cinderella
    February 2014

    View Photos (Flickr)

    Music Director | Alain Trudel
    Stage Director | Theodore Baerg