Opera Theatre

University of Mississippi
  • Hamlet Poster
    Act One crowd
    Player King and Queen
    The Gravedigger
    Claudius prays
    Hamlet kills Claudius
    MWW7 (2)
    Too Many Sopranos
  • Welcome!

    The nationally recognized Ole Miss Opera Theatre provides the opportunity for skill development in music, drama, movement, and design specifically related to opera performance. Fully staged productions include scenes and chamber opera each Fall and a full-length opera with orchestra each Spring.  The Opera Theatre’s production of The Magic Flute was the first opera to be performed in the Gertrude C. Ford Performing Arts Center in 2003.

    The Opera Theatre Ensemble tours within the state and region, has appeared at national conventions of the National Opera Association, and regional opera festivals.  Participation in the Opera Theatre Ensemble is open to any student enrolled at the University of Mississippi regardless of his or her academic major. Contact the Director of Opera Theatre, Julia Aubrey, for information regarding opera scholarships and graduate assistantships. She may be reached by email:  jaubrey@olemiss.edu or office phone (662) 915-1280.

    Fall 2015 Production


    “How Can I Keep From Singing?” 

    Scenes from Opera, Operetta and Musical Theatre

    Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 at 7:30pm

    Sunday, November 1 at 3:00pm

    Meek Auditorium

    “How Can I Keep From Singing?”  –  Scenes from Opera, Operetta and Musical Theatre

    Join the UM Opera Theatre Ensemble for a staged program of comic and dramatic scenes from operas, musical theatre, and operetta.  The title of the production is based on the premiere of a new piece written by Price Walden, a UM music student, commissioned for the scenes program. Both traditional Italian operas by Mozart (La finta giardiniera) and Puccini (La Rondine) are joined by musicals such as The Light in the Piazza, Grease, Once, Little Women, and Candide.  Also included are scenes in English from the operas Tartuffe, Hansel and Gretel, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, The Mikado. The program content is acceptable for a general audience. Director of Opera Theatre, Julia Aubrey, is joined by guest directors, René Pulliam and Seth Lieber from the Department of Theatre.


    Ticket prices:

    $10.00 General Admission,

    $8.00 Students

    UM Box Office


    For more information about the production, please contact

    Julia Aubrey

    915-1280 (Office)

    (662) 816-4969 (Cell)

    Julia Aubrey

    Bon voyage!

    The cast and crew of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark will depart from Oxford on May 22nd and travel to Prague, Czech Republic. Their extended stay includes music rehearsals with the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc and cultural exchanges with students from two different music universities in Vienna and Prague. On May 30th, they will present the European premiere of the opera in the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague. A first for the University of Mississippi Opera Theatre program!


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