Opera at Western

Alcina banner Fall 2021 production of Alcina

2021-22 Opera Season

“A season of enchantments, love and fear”

Music Director, Head Coach, and Opera Instructor 2021-22
Simone Luti

Director of Operatic Studies
Theodore Baerg (on sabbatical leave 2021-22)


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.


Handel’s Alcina

Thursday, November 18 | 7:30pm
Friday, November 19
| 7:30pm
Saturday November 20
| 2pm
Sunday November 21
| 2pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Music Director
Simone Luti

Stage Director
Allison Grant

Our first chapter features one of Handel’s most wonderful creations: the enchantress Alcina lures many lovers into her power. Will Ruggiero be one of them? Or will the power of real love defeat the power of terror?

Sung in Italian, with English supertitles.

 

Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

Sunday, March 6 | 2pm – NEW DATE
Monday, March 7 | 7pm  – NEW DATE
Paul Davenport Theatre

Music Director
Simone Luti

Stage Director
Anna Theodosakis

Our second chapter features an incredible Italian comic opera: the enchantments of a strange doctor, in the form of a special elixir, change the destiny of our innocent Nemorino, a simple peasant. Will he be able to defeat the heroic Belcore and conquer the heart of the beautiful Adina?

Sung in Italian, with English supertitles.

Admission is free and open to all. No ticket purchase or advance registration required.

  

Opera Gala Performance

Saturday, March 12 | 2pm – CANCELLED
Sunday, March 13
| 2pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Music Director
Simone Luti

Stage Directors
James Smith & Anthony Rodrigues

Our last chapter features an amazing collaboration with our Early Music Studio ensemble. We will navigate through operatic pages of rare beauty, unfolding our themes of love and enchantment from the mystery of Baroque music to the sparkles of American musicals.

Admission is free and open to all. No ticket purchase or advance registration required.


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


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Performance and role sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Karmen Ferraro, Senior Development Officerat 519-661-2111 x85695 or karmen.ferraro@uwo.ca for information.


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