Opera

Opera ND students perform Magic Flute

Opera is an art form and cultural tradition that conveys emotion via the dynamic interplay of music, drama, visual art, and movement.

Embodying the spirit of the liberal arts, Opera ND challenges students to engage with the musical, sociopolitical, and spiritual content of the operas it explores. Opera ND seeks to produce compelling works of lyric theatre that innovate, provoke, and inspire, with the ultimate goal of connecting diverse communities through a shared artistic experience.

Past productions have included Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Magic Flute, The Pirates of Penzance, Faust, Sweeney Todd, and Proving Up. Opera ND is particularly committed to contemporary work and composers and is proud to have collaborated firsthand with such composers as Missy Mazzoli, David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Meredith Monk, among others. In the spring of 2023, Opera ND will travel to the other end of the operatic spectrum with its reimagining of Monteverdi’s groundbreaking work, L’incoronazione di Poppea.

For more information on Opera ND, contact:

Kiera Duffy, Creative Producer: kduffy4@nd.edu

Dror Baitel, Music Director: dbaitel@nd.edu