A Season of Fantasy
The Midwest Institute of Opera announces its 2015 season!
July 18-30, 2015
Held on the Illinois State University campus in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois
La cenerentola (sung in Italian with English supertitles)
by Gioachino Rossini
Performances: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 and Thursday, July 30-both performances in the Illinois State University Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.
The Bewitched Child
by Maurice Ravel
Performance Monday, July 27 at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.* in the Illinois State University Center for Performing Arts.
Sweets by Kate (World premiere)
by Griffin Candey
Performance is Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.* in the Illinois State University Center for Performing Arts.
*Please note that the Wednesday July 29 performance at 7:30 p.m. is a double bill of:
Sweets by Kate and The Bewitched Child
"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, Frasquita, 2014 Carmen
All repertoire 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