Old Dominion Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop is a quickly growing musical entity with a mission to educate and entertain. Productions in both the operatic and musical theatre genres, as well as scene programs, will help students to develop additional skills necessary to perform and teach these genres. Regardless of major, all students are challenged to create outstanding productions.
In fall 2014, the Department of Music will be producing Mozart's Così fan tutte with the Old Dominion University Orchestra. This production will be in Italian, with English supertitles and will be fully staged with set, costumes, and props. The production is scheduled for October 24th, October 30th, and November 1st at 8pm and October 26th at 2pm in the University Theatre.
In fall 2013, the Music and Theatre departments joined forces to produce The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes, presented in the newly constructed Goode Theatre. Photos can be found at on the ODU Music Facebook page.
Spring 2014 featured a scenes program that challenged students in multiple ways. From the Act I duet from Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) between Count Almaviva and Figaro to "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), every student was challenged in a way that would help them grow, both as performers and teachers.
Past Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop Repertoire
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Closer than Ever: Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire
Bastien and Bastinne: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Guys & Dolls: Frank Loesser
Die Fledermaus: Johann Strauss
Amahl and the Night Visitors: Gian Carlo Menotti
Sour Angelica: Giacomo Puccini
Dido and Aeneas: Henry Purcell
Trouble in Tahiti: Leonard Bernstein
Marriage of Figaro: W.A. Mozart
The Elixir of Love: Gaetano Donizetti
A Hand of Bridge: Samuel Barber
The Magic Flute: W.A. Mozart
The Old Maid and The Thief: Gian Carlo Menotti
The Italian Girl in Algiers: Gioachino Rossini
Hansel and Gretel: Engelbert Humperdinck
Letter to Warsaw: Thomas Pasatieri