2023-2024 Season

All productions below are in Bryant-Jordan Hall
285 Kilgore Lane, on the UA Campus.


Thank you to the UA Opera Guild for the ability to offer these performances
free of charge to the campus and community.


The UA Opera Theatre 2023-2024 Season


Mozart’s Don Giovanni, a rock opera

Music by W.A Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
English translation by Adam Levowitz
Director: Paul Houghtaling
Assistant Director: Laura Pritchard
Conductor: Scott Santoro

October 5 and 6, 2023 at 7:30
October 8 at 3:00

Sung in English with projected supertitles.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni – a rock Opera!  It’s opera like you’ve never heard it before. Mozart’s exquisite score, unchanged, sung in English with a brand new, modern translation, backed by all new electrifying rock orchestrations.  The familiar tale of the infamous lothario Don Giovanni and his sidekick Leporello, this production and rock arrangement will give you a new perspective on the lives they impact.  Revenge, jealousy, infidelity, redemption, and damnation … this opera has it all!  NOTE:  This opera involves mature themes and is not suited for young children.


No One Else: An Afternoon of Solo Scenes
Directed by Alissa Plenzler

With pianists Chang Miao, Yongtong Tan, and Anthony Zamora

Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3:00


Amahl and the Night Visitors

Music and English-Language Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti
Director:  Laura Pritchard
Assistant Director:  Zoe Rose Pallas
Conductor:  Scott Santoro

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 3:00

Sung in English with projected supertitles.

This beloved annual offering tells the tale of the young boy Amahl who sees a special star and is curious about its meaning. He is met by three kings on their way to worship a new-born child, and belief leads to healing and love for him and his devoted mother. This warm and winning holiday presentation is perfect for all audiences, and
special arrangements are made for children to meet Amahl and his sheep, and the three glorious kings.


L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Felice Romani
Director:  Paul Houghtaling
Assistant Director:  Alissa Plenzler
Conductor:  Anthony DiMauro
With the Huxford Symphony Orchestra

February 28 and March 1, 2023 at 7:30
March 3 at 3:00

Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.

This charming comedy, filled with glorious tunes, tell the story of the young, impressionable Nemorino who is in love with Adina.  Sadly, Adina has eyes for the overly-confident solider Belcore.  Along comes the fraudulent Dr. Dulcamara who sells Nemorino an “Elixir of Love,” which is nothing more that cheap wine.  But Nemorino is tricked into thinking that
the potion actually works, and sets out to win Adina’s attention in hilarious fashion.


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

With the UA Opera Jazz Band, led by Rob Alley.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:30

This beloved annual event features a wide variety of tunes, selected by the student artists, and performed in an intimate cabaret style with a wonderful jazz combo.
This will be the 17th annual One Night Only!