Opera Theatre

University of Mississippi
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    Opera Poster
    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 University of Mississippi 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.

    Upcoming Events

    UM Opera Theatre is proud to present Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at http://olemissboxoffice.com or at the Gertrude C. Ford Performing Arts Center box office. See the Upcoming Events tab for ticket prices.

    Youth Musical Theatre Workshop

    Applications for the 2017 Youth Musical Theatre Workshop are now available! Please visit the Youth Workshop tab for more information.

    Dates: June 12-23, 2017


    National Opera Association

    These past NOA presidents, including Julia Aubrey, were recognized at the opening luncheon of the NOA National Convention in Santa Barbara in January.

    The University of Mississippi Opera Theatre’s production of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges received third prize in Division III of the 2016 National Opera Association Opera Production Competition!


    National Anthem 

    Current opera students and opera alumni gathered to sing the National Anthem for the Egg Bowl on November 26.

    Opera Theatre Ensemble National Anthem 11/26/16