Opera

Award-Winning Baroque and Opera Singer Karina Gauvin Comes to BYU

Karina Gauvin, critically acclaimed performer and singer, will be performing at BYU’s Madsen Recital Hall this November   In the world of opera and Baroque music, there are few sopranos praised more than Karina Gauvin. The Canadian singer has been commended by reviewers throughout the world for her skill, depth of tone and variety of […]

Handel’s Rarely Performed ‘Theodora’ Inspires with Themes of Faith

The BYU School of Music performs Handel’s forgotten tragedy Handel’s “Messiah” is known and loved the world over, but the BYU School of Music is taking on a different work that has long been overshadowed. The rarely performed “Theodora” opens on Oct. 19, giving BYU audiences a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the tragic opera. “It’s […]

Satire and pop culture at the center of BYU’s “The Mikado”

Director Joshua Lindsay shares why audiences will love the hilarious plot and delightful tunes of “The Mikado” “The Mikado” has been one of the most popular and often-performed Gilbert and Sullivan operettas since it opened at the Savoy Theatre in 1885. Audiences have loved its catchy melodies, over-the-top characters and satirical look at political systems. […]

BYU School of Music presents Opera’s Greatest Hits

The BYU School of Music will present Opera Scenes: Greatest Hits performed by students from the vocal performance program. Performances will take place Feb. 21-24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Selections will highlight the performers’ wide range of talent by showcasing operas from the Classical to Romantic eras sung in Italian, French […]

“A Grand Night of Opera” Explores Dichotomy of Human Emotions

The tragic opera “Suor Angelica” and comic opera “Gianni Schicchi” will be performed in one evening The BYU School of Music will present “A Grand Night of Opera” on Oct. 25-28. The production will consist of two beloved operas by Giacomo Puccini, “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.” The production will be accompanied by the BYU […]

BYU presents “The Barber of Seville” for the first time as a main-stage production

This June, BYU’s School of Music presents Gioachino Rossini’s revered comic opera The Barber of Seville, for the first time as a main-stage production on BYU campus. Directed by School of Music professor Lawrence Vincent, the opera is Lawrence’s last production before his retirement after 20 years of teaching at BYU. “Rossini’s Il barbiere di […]

BYU stages new opera, “The Lost Children of Hamelin”

Over the last 19 years, the BYU School of Music has presented several operatic world premieres. This spring, the School has another rare opportunity to introduce a new opera to its university and community audiences. The School will present the new opera The Lost Children of Hamelin, written by former BYU student Jamie Erekson and […]