MSU Opera Theatre

MSU Opera Theatre presents two fully staged and costumed productions each season. MSU Symphony Orchestra performs in the pit.

2017/2018 Season Performances

Preview lectures are held 45 minutes before each performance.


FALL: Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
11/15 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
11/16 Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
11/17 Friday, 8:00 p.m.
11/19 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Note: no Saturday performance in November
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Conductor Steven Mosteller
Director Melanie Helton

A beautiful version of the familiar fairytale with folk music inspired themes, this production remains an everlasting masterpiece. A wonderful first-time opera experience that is perfect for families with children five and up. Come along for the witches and a house made of candy. Featuring an appearance by members of the Capital Ballet Theatre and the MSU Children’s Choir.


SPRING: Street Scene by Kurt Weill
3/21 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
3/23 Friday, 8:00 p.m.
3/24 Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
3/25 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Librettist Langston Hughes
Conductor Hal France
Director Melanie Helton

Kurt Weill’s Broadway-inspired operatic masterpiece, filled with sparkling tunes and soaring arias, depicts the daily life
of a diverse mid-century New York neighborhood with its triumphs and tragedies.