Georgia State University Opera Theater, under the direction of Dr. JJ Hudson, provides students with the information, skills, and performance opportunities inline with today’s competitive and exciting world of opera. Students in Opera Theater receive the training to become both independent artists and thoughtful collaborators. Students learn and practice their performance skills in a positive and supportive classroom and rehearsal environment. Each year, GSU Opera Theater produces two fully staged opera productions as well as other performance opportunities. Georgia State University is also home to the nationally acclaimed Harrower Summer Opera Workshop.
Announcing GSU Opera Theater’s 2021-2022 Season!
The GSU Opera Theater is back live! Our season features three comic operas, each presenting foolishness and forgiveness around the time of a wedding.
FRI-SUN, NOVEMBER 5-7, 2021
FRI-SUN, APRIL 8-10, 2022
LE MARIAGE AUX LANTERNES AND BASTIANELLO
FRI & SAT, 8:00 PM, SUN, 3:00 PM || KOPLEFF RECITAL HALL
Offenbach’s Le mariage aux lanternes and Musto and Campbell’s Bastianello humorously present romantic relationships on both sides of a wedding: before and after. Offenbach’s charming operetta leads to a sweet engagement. Musto’s satirical opera, on the other hand, begins with an exhausted bride and groom immediately after their wedding ceremony.
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
FRI & SAT, 7:00 PM, SUN, 3:00 PM || RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
In collaboration with the University Symphony Orchestra.
On the morning of his wedding, the valet Figaro learns that his young lord, Count Almaviva, has romantic designs on his bride-to-be, the lady’s maid, Susanna. Figaro vows to prevent it, and to teach his lord a lesson. Half-baked plans, mistaken identities, and romantic intrigues lead to schooling all around. Mozart and Da Ponte’s comedy is a celebration of human love and forgiveness.