Author Archives: Jacobs School of Music

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 | 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

New Voices Opera 2016 Double Bill

NEW VOICES OPERA 2016 DOUBLE BILL. A world-premiere of two operas: Nicolas Chuaqui’s The Forest of Dreams and Maxwell Ramage’s … Continue reading

This ‘Oklahoma!’ a good show, a classic musical proudly performed

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 am By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer | | It’s “Oklahoma!” with an exclamation … Continue reading

Where have all the good tenors gone, and where are all the basses?

Mar 15th 2016, 10:35 BY E.B. WHEN the new students arrive at Sweden’s two opera conservatories this autumn, they’ll share … Continue reading

Opera review: ‘Cosi fan tutte’ IU’s ‘Cosi’ filled with action, humor and gorgeous music

By Peter Jacobi H-T Reviewer The stage is eye candy, a comfortable-to-look-at seaside resort or perhaps residence that, if you … Continue reading

Jacobs’ production of ‘Die Fledermaus’ to open Friday

By Brooke McAfee An ornate hotel lobby occupied the stage of the Musical Arts Center Thursday evening. Characters, entered and … Continue reading