Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story

** WORLD PREMIERE **

Music by Amir Zaheri
Libretto by Robin Behn

September 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
October 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

This new chamber opera by Amir Zaheri on a libretto by Robin Behn tells the stories of women and men leading their lives in Tuscaloosa during the closing days of the Civil War, including the advancing of the Union troops across the Black Warrior River, the burning of the university campus, and the saving of the President’s Mansion by a brave Mrs. Garland.

Tickets: $20 = General Admission; $5 = students
Bryant-Jordan Hall
Tickets:  uamusic.tix.com
Information: 205-348-7111

Amahl and the Night Visitors

An American opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti

December 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

NEW EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!  The UA Opera Theatre offers this holiday treat for audiences young and old.  Inspired by Bosch’s The Adoration of the Magi, Menotti’s poignant drama tells the tale of three kings on a journey to bring gifts to the wondrous child, a loving Mother with a heart of gold, and the young boy Amahl who offers his crutch as a gift in the true spirit of Christmas. Bryant-Jordan Hall will be decorated for the holiday and the UA Opera Theatre hopes to make this an annual offering to the community.

FREE ADMISSION
Bryant-Jordan Hall
Information: 205-348-7111

The Merry Wives of Windsor

By Otto Nicolai

March 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
March 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

This season’s annual collaboration with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Blake Richardson is this comic masterpiece based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name.  One of the most popular operas in the first half of the 19th century, Merry Wives contains an enticing mix of comic flare, fantastic music, and the familiar foibles of the jolly Falstaff. Sung in German with projected English supertitles, and spoken dialogue in English.

Tickets: $20 = General Admission; $5 = students
Bryant-Jordan Hall
Tickets:  uamusic.tix.com
Information: 205-348-7111

One Night Only: An Annual Evening of Broadway, Pop and Jazz Favorites

April 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  (Note date change … originally April 5)

This beloved annual celebration of the best of Broadway, pop and jazz fills up quickly!! Our UAOT jazz ensemble returns with student and faculty artists supporting the versatile singers of the opera theatre.

FREE ADMISSION, limited seating, early arrival suggested
Bryant-Jordan Hall
Information: 205-348-7111

Scenic Ventures: Student-Directed Scenes and One-Act Works

April 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

In its second year, this new annual event showcases student-directed scenes from opera and musical theater and short one-act plays and operas.

FREE ADMISSION
Bryant-Jordan Hall
Information: 205-348-7111

Druid City Opera Workshop Final Performance

May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the final performance of this nationally-recognized opera training program hosted by the UA Opera Theatre.  Young singers from all across the United States and beyond come to Tuscaloosa for a week of studying and performing and an intense dose of opera at Alabama!

FREE ADMISSION
Bryant-Jordan Hall
Information: 205-348-7111