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: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
11/14 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
11/16 Friday, 7:00 p.m.
11/17 Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
11/18 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Conductor Hal France
Director Melanie Helton

Step back in time to Vienna with its frothy and frolicking delights of the Gilded Age. Strauss’ timeless melodies soar through this comedic tale of a philandering husband, a clever wife and oodles of champagne!

Generously sponsored by Dr. James M. Miller and Dr. Rebecca H. Lehto.


SPRING: Gioacchino Rossini & Giacomo Puccini: La Scala di Seta, Gianni Schicchi
3/20 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
3/22 Friday, 7:00 p.m.
3/23 Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
3/24 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Conductor Steven Mosteller
Director Melanie Helton

Two comedic one-act operas combine for a festival of Italian laughter with thwarted lovers and dysfunctional family affairs. In La Scala di Seta, Rossini entertains us with all of the frivolity of his later hit, The Barber of Seville. Gianni Schicchishows off Puccini’s comic skill and contains the famous aria “O mio babbino caro.”

Generously sponsored by the Belle and Julius Harris Visiting Artist Fund established by Lauren Julius Harris.