School of Visual and Performing Arts

UT Opera Ensemble

2015 UT University of Toledo Opera EnsembleWelcome to the University of Toledo Opera Ensemble home page! Below are the productions we will present this season. If you would like join the UT Opera Ensemble, please contact our director, Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini to arrange an audition.

Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini
Director of UT Opera Ensemble
Assistant Professor of Voice
419.530.4189
Denise.Bernardini@utoledo.edu


2016-2017 Season University of Toledo Opera Ensemble

The Merry Widow

November 11-13, 18-20
Performances: Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15-General Admission; $12-Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Seniors; $10-Students
Order Online at utoledo.Tix.com

The UT Opera Ensemble presents Franz Lehár's THE MERRY WIDOW.  A baron schemes to find a wealthy widow a local husband who will keep her money in the country, while the widow keeps her many suitors guessing about who she'll choose. Lively music and dancing highlight the performance.

The Brothers Grimm and Little Red Riding Hood

April 21-23, 2017
Performances: Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15-General Admission; $12-Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Seniors; $10-Students
Order Online at utoledo.Tix.com

Two short operas - THE BROTHERS GRIMM & LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

THE BROTHERS GRIMM synopsis - At the urging of their publisher, Brentano, the Brothers Grimm meet with various citizens of their town to collect folk tales. The stories themselves are transformed by the imaginations of the Grimm Brothers from dull factual recitations to exciting fairy tales.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD synopsis - Classic fairy tale of a little girl's adventure in meeting a wolf on the way to grandma's house.


UT production of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE runs October 29 and 30, 2015

2015-2016 Opera Performances

 

Mozart's The Magic Flute - October 29 & 31 at 7:30 p.m.

UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall

This shortened version of THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart is presented by the University of Toledo Opera Ensemble. It will be a performance with Mozart’s beautiful music still as he intended but with the dialogue in English and improvised.

NO TWO PERFORMANCES ARE THE SAME! The ensemble and the AUDIENCE will create a unique dramatic and comedic experience that is sure to make audiences laugh. The story is the same but the dialogue is without script and added with the participation of the audience, and it is sure to be a ONE OF A KIND evening. Come see THE MAGIC FLUTE as you have never seen it, nor ever will again!

GET TICKETS! Visit the UT Center for Performing Arts Box Office or call 419-530-ARTS (2787)
$7 Students/Children; $10 UT Faculty, Staff, and Alumni and Seniors 60+
$12 General Admission


Opera Scenes Sunday, March 20, 2016Opera Workshop in Performance
Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m.

UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall

Selections from your favorite operas! The UT Opera Ensemble will perform a variety of selections from favorite operas. From Mozart to Bernstein, the program will include an eclectic mix of scenes from popular Italian, French and German operas, as well as selections from popular operettas. 

GET TICKETS! Visit the UT Center for Performing Arts Box Office or call 419-530-ARTS (2787)
$7 Students/Children; $10 UT Faculty, Staff, and Alumni and Seniors 60+
$12 General Admission


2016 - Janus Vocal Arts Festival!

  • June 6 - 18, 2016 
  • UT Center for Performing Arts
  • Master classes, workshops and lots of performance opportunities!
  • For details and registration information visit: JanusVocalArts.com
Last Updated: 9/21/16