Introduction to the Season
Welcome to the 2012–2013 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater Season—a collection of captivating works that includes three new productions, two of which we have never staged before.
The fall semester opens with a vengeance as Mozart’s Don Giovanni takes the stage, followed by a new production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, and Massenet’s Cendrillon (Cinderella).
The spring semester continues with our first production of Handel’s masterpiece Xerxes, followed by Philip Glass’s mesmerizing Akhnaten. This will be IU Opera’s first production of a Glass opera. In celebration of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, his popular comedy Falstaff draws the opera season to a close.
The IU Ballet Theater season, with artistic director Michael Vernon, is a powerful offering of diverse choreographies—Fall Ballet: Light and Shade, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and Spring Ballet: Old World, New World.
Your investment in an IU Opera and Ballet subscription will secure the best seats in the house. In addition, you’ll receive the benefits of additional ticket coupons, free ticket exchanges (subject to upgrade fees, if any), the privilege to renew your seats from season to season, and free lost ticket replacement.
You also will be able to buy single tickets to any production before they go on sale to the general public. Join us as our 64th Opera and Ballet Season unfolds to reveal the creative talents of our faculty, guest artists, and students!
Dean, IU Jacobs School of Music
General Manager, IU Opera and Ballet Theater
English translations for all operas are projected above the stage.
Opera Insights & To The Pointe Discussions
Opera Insights and IU Ballet Theater's To The Pointe, held on the mezzanine level of the Musical Arts Center one hour before performances, are open to all ticket holders. Presented by a member of the artistic staff, the discussions provide the audience with interesting background and production insight.
Accessibility and Special Needs
Special seating locations, elevators, and restrooms are provided for wheelchair-bound patrons. If you would like assistance prior to or after the performance, please advise the box office of your needs when ordering tickets. Complimentary hearing enhancement headsets are available at the coatroom in the Hoagy Carmichael Lobby. Please call (812) 855-7433 with any questions.
Out of respect for audience members and performers, there is no late seating.
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Your Contribution Counts!
Ticket sales cover only part of the cost of producing great opera and ballet. A tax-deductible donation with your subscription helps to make our productions complete. Your gift is important to us. For more information, please visit the Development Office Homepage, or call us at (812) 855-4737.