November 6, 8, 9, 2013, 8 p.m. and November 10, 2013, 2 p.m.
Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck’s adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale returns to Oberlin just in time for the holiday season. Read more
March 12, 14, 15, 2014, 8 p.m. and March 16, 2014, 2 p.m.
Less than a year after the debut of Britten’s tragic The Rape of Lucretia, he returned with this 1947 comedy about a chaste and timid young man who spends his days being dominated by his mother-until the townspeople crown him their May King. Read more
Violin 2013 | Piano 2014
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$10,000 first prize
Concerto-round performance with the Cleveland Orchestra Competition is presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Orchestra and showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. The competition provides more than $20,000 in prize money and concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China
About Oberlin Opera Theater
Oberlin Opera Theater has long been synonymous with excellence. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera’s performances have received the highest critical acclaim, often challenging the operatic norm. Past conductors have included Robert Spano, Stephen Lord, Ward Holmquist, and Ari Pelto, and the program has developed some of today’s brightest stars, including Denyce Graves, Franco Farina, Christopher Robertson, Lisa Saffer, and Robert Sims. In 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2008, Oberlin graduates Carolyn Betty, Alyson Cambridge, Alek Shrader, and Edward Parks, respectively, won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.