The IU Opera Theater announces it's 2012-2013 season.
IU Opera Theater present's Leonard Bernstein's "Candide."
Benjamin Britten's comic "Albert Herring" brings the bucolic to the Buskirk-Chumley.
Music Director Arthur Fagen discusses Mozart's third and final collaboration with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte and why it's not as well-known as the other two.
The life of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh becomes a role of monumental proportions.
The IU Opera Theatre’s production of George Frederic Handel’s setting of the Caesar and Cleopatra story really fits with Arts Week’s theme of Politics in the Arts. There’s international politics as Rome’s Caesar extends his sway over Egypt with the victory of Pompeo. There’s court and family politics as Queen Cleopatra and her bother King […]
Conductor Gary Thor Wedow and stage director Tom Diamond bring a long history of work on baroque opera together and on Handel's "Giulio Cesare" apart to this production. Oddly enough, it's Gary who talks about the dramatic stage impact and Tom who dwells on the music realm in the strange and beautiful realm of the countertenor in the interview.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the IU Opera Theater offers a very pleasant, richly detailed and charmingly staged version of the Cinderella story. It's Jules Massenet's "Cendrillon" and the opera brings back the fairy god mother, the magical coach and the glass slippers that Disney and Rogers and Hammerstein have accustomed us to and that Rossini so callously left out.
Chuck Hudson is the visiting director for Indiana University Opera Theatre's production of Jules Massenet's take on the Cinderella story, "Le Cendrillon." Chuck is deeply into the mythology of fairy tales informed by the work of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. At the same time his direction is also very much influenced by such distinctly physical approaches as the mime of Marcel Marceau.
Jonathan Mathews who sings the part of the Prince and Elizabeth Baldwin who sings the wicked witch talk about the show with its genesis in the comedia del arte and its definitely modern incarnation.