Opera Theatre

University of Mississippi
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  • 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.

    Hamlet Guest Artist Spotlight

    Ryan MacPhersonRyan MacPherson (Hamlet)

    Ryan recently made is role debut as Frederick in Pirates of Penzance at Portland Opera, a role he repeated this March at Pensacola Opera. Recently: A guest soloist at City Center for a celebration of New York City Opera; Ferrando – Cosi fan tutte at Portland Opera, NYCO, Opéra de Nice; Anatol – Vanessa at NYCO, Wiener Konzerthaus; Alfredo – La Traviata at Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Tampa; Don Jose – Carmen at Festival Opera, Opera Memphis, Lyric Opera Dublin; Peter Quint – The Turn of the Screw, Heurtebise – Orpheé, & Mr. Owen in Postcard From Morocco at Portland Opera; The Duke – Rigoletto at Opera Memphis, Nashville Opera; Roderick – The Fall of the House of Usher at Long Beach Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre; Kornélis – La princess jaune, & Horace – La colombe at England’s Buxton Festival; Jack’s Father – Brokeback Mountain at Teatro Real Madrid; Neurologist – The Man the Mistook His Wife for a Hat at Nashville Opera. Upcoming: Alfredo – La Traviata at Central City Opera; Gérald – Lakmé at Baltimore Concert Opera; Lucio – Lucio Silla at Chicago Opera Theatre; Don Jose – Carmen at Shreveport Opera; Curley – Of Mice and Men at Austin Lyric Opera. Mr. MacPherson is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Yale University.

    To learn more about Ryan please visit his website at http://www.ryanmacpherson.com