Opera Production Fund
Widely known as the world's leading collegiate opera company, IU Opera Theater at the IU Jacobs School of Music has long presented opera productions with renowed artistic team members alongside its students. Its relationship with the Metropolitan Opera Company began in 1942 when they visited IU to perform Verdi's Aida. This relationship continued for several more years, anchoring and building what is now a formidable program that offers six fully staged operas annually. These productions led by renowned guest conductors and directors introduce Jacobs music students to the professional world and provides unique collaborative opportunities.
The Musical Arts Center, where the operas are housed at IU, is the second-largest theatrical stage area in the country, surpassed only by the Metropolitan Opera, supported by the finest technical capabilities that rival those of professional opera houses. IU Opera Theater is also the only university opera company to have appeared on the Met stage.
The Opera Production Fund supports opera productions within the Jacobs School of Music.