Opera Notre Dame

Opera Notre Dame is dedicated to the study of opera through production in the Notre Dame liberal arts environment. Opera is an art form and cultural tradition that conveys emotion through the collaboration of music, rhetoric, painting, and dance. Opera performance embodies the liberal arts, demanding knowledge of the social, economic, musical, and spiritual history of each work, so that it may be created for and with contemporary audiences. Opera Notre Dame’s goal reflects the University’s mission of “being an environment of teaching and learning which fosters the development in its students of those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit which characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings.” Recent productions have included Faust, Le nozze di Figaro, Sweeney Todd, Dialogues of the CarmelitesL’incoronazione di Poppea,  CandideAs You Like It , Die Zauberflöte, and The Pirates of Penzance, and Please Look: A Cinematic Opera Experience.


Proving Up

Proving Up
April 21-24, 2022
Decio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Opera Notre Dame presents Proving Up, the 2018 work of contemporary opera powerhouses Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek. 

"A tense and creepy journey into the heart of Manifest Destiny's darkness, the opera Proving Up instructs us, teeth clenched, that the American dream eludes even — especially — those who give everything to gain it." (Zachary Woolfe, New York Times

Director: Matt Hawkins 
Music Director: Dan Stowe

For tickets call 574-631-2800 or performingarts.nd.edu