The Midwest Institute of Opera announces its 2016 season!
A SEASON OF COMEDY AND TRAGEDY
July 17-31, 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)
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)
for diverse audiences
Performance: Monday, July 25, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
Singer's application for MIO 2016 is now online!
Illinois State University Campus
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Cook Hall Rm. 308
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
250 W. 54th St. 10th floor
New York, NY
"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