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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

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

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 | 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

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


The whole of this ‘Fledermaus’ makes for a fun evening By Peter Jacobi   A special, unexpected, and most appropriate … Continue reading