The Beggar's Opera
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1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Fine Arts 258
UW Opera Theatre produces full-scale productions in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, as well as one acts and opera scene productions in the Studio Theatre. Recent operatic collaborative productions include Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Menotti's The Medium, Gay's The Beggar's Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers, and Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld. Recent studio productions have included an evening of one-acts, Haydn's The Foolish PharmacistI and Moore's Gallantry, and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. In addition, UW Opera Theatre has collaborated with the UW Symphony Orchestra in staged concert versions of Verdi's La Traviata, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, and Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
UW Opera Theatre is dedicated to providing a meaningful and imaginative theatrical and musical experience for all singers at the University of Wyoming. Majors in any discipline who demonstrate vocal beauty, dramatic skills and overwhelming enthusiasm are encouraged to participate. Its long-term goal is to make a significant artistic contribution to the University community, and to enhance the cultural vitality of the state.
Opera Theatre's primary aim is to train students to blend the complex arts of movement and singing into a meaningful and communicative artistic "moment." We strive to instill a respect and dedication for all music theatre forms, and to inspire a strong sense of the artist's role in society.