Opera & Musical Theatre
Voice students are drawn to the thrill of performing in the School of Music’s annual opera productions. Each year, a fully staged, double-cast opera is performed. With the support of the School of Music, the Department of Communication and Theatre also presents a fully staged musical theatre production.
Stephen Sondheim’s Company
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Stage Direction by Susan Anthony
Music Direction by Steven Linville ’06
Choreography by Jared Norman ’12
Thursday–Friday | September 29–30, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 4 p.m.
Green Center, Moore Theatre
“Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company!” DePauw Theatre and DePauw’s School of Music present the Tony-awarding winning musical Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Perennially single Bobby is pushed toward matrimony by his married friends: long-married Sarah and Harry, about-to-be-married Amy and Paul, about-to-get-divorced Susan and Peter, married-with-kids Jenny and David, and many-times-married Joanne and Larry. Worse, Bobby gets more pressure from girlfriends April, Mara and Kathy, who hope that he will — finally — commit. Called, “diamond sharp, funny and chilling,” this award-winning musical comedy features iconic songs from Stephen Sondheim. Join a stellar cast for Company, a witty and acerbic musical commentary on love — and marriage.
The Marriage of Figaro
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Music Direction by Orcenith Smith
Stage Direction to be Announced
Thursday–Saturday | March 1–3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Based on the class-conscious, 18th-century play by Pierre Beaumarchais, DePauw Opera’s 2018 production of Mozart’s comic opera Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) explores the indiscretions of the aristocracy. As the extraordinarily crafted music illuminates the story’s narrative, shameful plots, mistaken identity, humorous coincidences and guilt-ridden confessions bring the play-within-a-day to an emotional and joyful conclusion!
The DePauw production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.
IMAGE: DETAIL FROM THE STOLEN KISS BY JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (LATE 1780S)