2020-2021 Season

2020-2021 Guest Artists and Clinicians

  • Octavio Cardenas, stage director – master classes
  • JJ Hudson, stage director – discussion on opera stage direction
  • Amanda Johnston, coach – master class and German/English diction
  • Linda Lister, stage director, UNLV – Yoga for singers
  • Richard Masters, coach, Virginia Tech – lecture and class on preparation
  • Annalese Starzec – dance instructor
  • Keith Wolfe, General Director, Opera Birmingham – improvisation workshop
  • Susan Williams, University of Alabama – Yoga for singers


Much More Than Hello:
An Afternoon of Operatic Greetings

Sunday afternoon, October 18, 2020, 3:00 pm
Capital Park in Downtown Tuscaloosa

Music of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Humperdinck, and Ching.
Program length:  One hour and 15 minutes

Bring your own chairs or blankets. Bring a picnic. Bring a friend(s).

Please note that all safety protocols will be in place. Our guests will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Check out the “Much More Than Hello” program for Sunday, 10/18


Die Zauberflöte
W. A. Mozart

Livestreamed performances on February 25, & 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm Central Time

Go to The University of Alabama Opera Theatre Facebook page for the livestream.

Paul Houghtaling, Producer and Director
Bonita Bunt, Assistant Director and Stage Manager
Caleb Harris:  Conductor

Costume Design:  Katarina Kristensen
Costume Design Assistants:  Tyler Felton and Joseph Musgrove
Scenic Design:  Matt Cornelson and Joey Lay
Lighting Design:  Joey Lay

Check out the “Die Zauberflöte” program to see the cast, synopsis, and more!


An Evening of America Micro-Operas
Works by Barber and Adamo

Livestreamed on Thursday evening, March 25 at 7:00 pm Central Time
(Storm date – Friday evening, March 26, 7:00 pm Central Time)

A one-hour program with pre-recorded talks and presentations before and after the two live-streamed performances.
This presentation is in conjunction with Dr. Christy Adams’ graduate seminar Music for the American Stage.

Directed by Bonita Bunt

Click Micro Operas Program to see the program and cast list.

Click here to see audio and video presentation materials from
the class Music for the American Stage.


(This year’s edition of our “One Night Only”

Our popular evening of jazz, pop, and Broadway standards returns, but with an outdoor twist.

Join us on SUNDAY AFTERNOON, April 18 at 3:00
Capital Park in Downtown Tuscaloosa
Featuring the UA Opera Theatre Jazz Band – Earnest Echols, Rob Ally, Tim Carroll, and Joe Berry

Click One Sunday Only Program to see the program and cast list.


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THANK YOU ALL!! We’re looking forward to a fantastic season of learning and sharing!