Author Archives: Jacobs School of Music

Alumnus Chris Lysak ‘comes home’ to perform title role in ‘Parsifal’

Canadian tenor and Jacobs School of Music alumnus Chris Lysack brings a vast and unorthodox skillset to his craft. It … Continue reading

Alumna Ailyn Pérez honored at 14th Annual “OPERA NEWS” Awards

by Henry Stewart OPERA NEWS April 2019 AILYN PÉREZ’S creamy soprano elevates all the roles she sings. When she returned to … Continue reading

IU Opera Theater’s ‘Elixir’ an effective tonic

by Peter Jacobi Feb. 25, 2019 Bradley Bickhardt as Nemorino and Alyssa Dessoye as Adina rehearse a scene from Indiana … Continue reading

Jacobs School’s ‘Giulio Cesare’ an achievement

by Peter Jacobi Feb. 4, 2019 The current Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater production of George Frideric … Continue reading

Come in from the cold and simmer in the Egyptian heat with ‘Giulio Cesare’

By Peter Jacobi H-T columnist Jan. 27, 2019 Says Gary Thor Wedow of the Indiana University Opera Theater’s new production … Continue reading

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