Author Archives: Jacobs School of Music

Review: Remarkable young talent a highlight of Saturday’s opera performance

The performance requirements are steep for Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” currently in local revival, courtesy of Indiana University Opera … Continue reading

Going for baroque: A chat with Eiddwen Harrhy

The name’s Eiddwen (IDE-when in “American”). Eiddwen Harrhy. (Ms. Harrhy if you’re nasty.) A renowned soprano and baroque opera specialist, … Continue reading

Busking for opera

Alice Barbe and Jonathan Rickert love opera, and they want other people to have the chance to also. They love … Continue reading

IU Opera brings a steampunk aesthetic to ‘L’Etoile’ production

By Jenny Porter Tilley Oct 8, 2017 If illogical world leaders wore their true colors on the outside, they might be … Continue reading

Review: IU opera delivers top-notch rendition of ‘Don Giovanni’

An imposing new set, strong singing, first-rate musical production and stage direction that bring a sense of order and grandeur … Continue reading

IU’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ worth drive to Butler to see

“Madama Butterfly” is one of those operas for which you must have the right talent to portray the central character. … Continue reading

IU Opera Theatre presents Puccini classic

By Peter Jacobi H-T Columnist When the curtain rises in the Musical Arts Center on Friday evening for what will … Continue reading

IU Opera Theater tackles a contemporary opera

Peter Jacobi Over the years, Indiana University’s Opera Theater has given us a rich sampling of contemporary operas, the most … Continue reading

Saying Yes : The Art of Assessing and Accepting a Role in College and Beyond by Peter Thoresen – featuring Kevin Murphy

by Peter Thoresen | www.peterthoresen.com Young singers face a multitude of decisions as they embark on an educational career at a university … Continue reading

‘Fledermaus’ sparkles in opera’s temporary home

Bloomington audiences got to see it first! IU Opera and Ballet Theater’s co-production of Die Fledermaus with Cincinnati Opera continues to dazzle audiences at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Check out this shimmering review! Continue reading