After a successful ’16 – ’17 season that included new works, new venues, and new leadership, Indianapolis Opera looks forward to building on this momentum in the year and years to come!
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The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel
November 17, 18 & 19 of 2017 / 7:30 PM / 7:30 PM / 2:30 PM
Giuseppe Verdi’s beautiful masterpiece portrays the intimate story of one of opera’s most beloved and tragic heroines, Violetta Valery, “the fallen woman”. The soaring arias, “Sempre Libera”, “Libiamo né lieti Calici” and “Addio del Passato”, to name a few, capture and transport the audience in what is considered Verdi’s finest opera. It is, by some margin, the most performed opera in the world.
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
The Schrott Center for the Arts
March 24, 25, & 26 of 2018 / 7:30 PM / 7:30 PM / 2:30 PM
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s endearing classic deals with many socially significant issues of today: war, romance, racism and battle fatigue. Rodgers wrote most of the lyrical melodies specifically for opera stars, including Ezio Pinza, the lead bass at the Metropolitan Opera for 22 years. Audience members will be moved by some of the most popular songs in all of musical theatre including “Some Enchanted Evening”, “If I Loved You?” and “Younger than Springtime”.
Composed by Richard Rodgers
Libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II