The Midwest Institute of Opera announces its 2016 season!
A SEASON OF COMEDY AND TRAGEDY
July 25-31, 2016
Verdi's Falstaff (sung in Italian)
Performances: Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31, 2:30 p.m.
Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (sung in English)*
*featuring Metropolitan Opera's Heidi Skok as Madame de Croissy
Performances: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (excerpts, sung in English)
Performances: Monday, July 25, 2016, 11:00 a.m. (free admission to registered groups)
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. (admission charged)
All MIO opera performances are held in the Illinois State University Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall
Tickets are $10 adults/$8 senior citizens/children under 10 years of age (cash or check) at the door prior to performances
Music at the Manor: Opera at the Manor (Ewing Cultural Center)
Sunday July 24, 2016, at 2:30p.m. Wednesday July 27, 2016 at 12:30p.m.
All concerts are free!
Free parking in St. John's Lutheran Church lot at the corner of Towanda and Emerson!
"The program offered by the Midwest Institute of Opera was really about as close to a professional production as possible. The level of musicianship was really astounding. As there were no extraneous activities- just an intense music and staging schedule as you find in professional gigs, the program attracts those who are truly interested in their art. Working with the seasoned professionals there helped to solidify my sense of the level of preparation required by a professional career. Directors James Marvel and Tracy Koch both worked in a way that elaborated not just what they wanted your character to do, but why, so that the choices you made as an actor would more closely conform to their overall vision for the show. I would recommend this program to those who are really serious about a performing career and want to get a real production under their belt." ~Sally Olson, Fire, Princess, 2015 The Bewitched Child and Frasquita, 2014 Carmen
All repertoire, performance dates and staffing subject to change
Sponsored in part by the Patricia Sheridan Foundation and the Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grants-Mirza Arts Foundation and the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation