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Department of Music|College of Arts & Sciences

Opera Theatre

Dr. Larry Hensel, Director

The University of Wyoming 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, Opera Theatre has collaborated with the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in staged concert versions of Verdi's La Traviata, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, and Donizetti's Don Pasquale.

Mission Statement

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.

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Imaginative and Energetic Acting...

Gianni Schicchi
Puccini's masterpiece "Gianni Schicchi" comes to life!

Spectacular Theatre...

The Mikado
Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado"

Compelling Stories...

The Medium
Menotti's "The Medium"

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