Summer Program

Summer Program
Deadline: 04/14/2022
Fee: $40.00


Classical/OperaMusical TheatreYoung ArtistProfessionalVoice


MIOpera (MIO) began in 2011 to provide professional performing opportunities for emerging opera artists, pianists and conductors where they could perform in a full opera production and gain resume building experiences, and to bring to Bloomington-Normal a genre of music that is infrequently accessible in our area. Since our development 11 years ago we have given over 400 artists amazing operatic opportunities and we have exposed the central Illinois Community and beyond with the following opera productions Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (2011), Don Giovanni (2012), Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance (2012), Verdi’s Aïda (2013), Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (2013), Puccini's Suor Angelica (2014), Bizet's Carmen (2014) Shore's The Beautiful Bridegroom (2014), Ravel's The Bewitched Child (2015), Rossini's La Cenerentola (2015), Candey's Sweets by Kate (world premiere) (2015) and Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (2015), Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (2016) and Verdi's Falstaff (2016), Pirates of Penzance (2018), Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann (2018), Puccini's La bohème (2019) and Strauss' Die Fledermaus (2019), Verdi’s Rigoletto (Online Performance 2020), Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Online Performance 2020), Verdi’s La Traviata: the motion picture (2021), Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (2021)

MIOpera is a professional opera company located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

Using artistic excellence paired with innovative, relevant and varied arts programming, MIOpera is committed to the promotion of exceptional emerging vocal talent, educating the central Illinois community and beyond about the opera genre and creating inclusive, thought provoking performances that inspire, uplift and teach lessons about humanity and the world we live in. MIOpera strives to create relationships and collaborations with other non-profit arts organizations to help create a more vibrant and varied arts community in central Illinois.

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