P.Q. Phan admits that comedy in the midst of a western style grand opera is a tricky thing.
With name recognition of the show and the rising reputation of IU’s musical theatre program, Chicago was sold out two weeks before opening night.
"I’ve tried to create flow of action through the scenes. It’s imperative that this world become very clear and very human." stage director Candace Evans
The Indiana University Opera Theater presents Philip Glass' protrayal of the biography of Pharoah Akhnaten.
IU's production of Franz Lehar’s operetta is very much about beauty, youth, and partying set in Paris of the 1920s.
"Der Rosenkavalier" a well-conceived, artfully executed and delightful major undertaking.
"Der Rosenkavalier" has more cast members, more complex orchestral and vocal scoring, more rehearsals, and at four hours plus in duration -- just more!
A funny, touching, thoughtful and thought-provoking look back to a slice of America just before World War II.
"I think Puccini's heroines are stronger than Verdi’s. Magda's every bit as strong and self-deluded as Tosca or Madama Butterfly.”