November 5, 7, 8, 2014, 8 p.m. and November 9, 2014, 2 p.m.
Written in 1946, Street Scene came to be known by its creator as an American opera for its blending of traditional European opera with musical theater. Read more
March 11, 13, 14, 2015, 8 p.m. and March 15, 2015, 2 p.m.
La finta giardiniera
This early work by one of opera’s most brilliant composers features disguises, imagined Greek gods, and unrequited love set to dazzling melodies. Read more
Violin 2015 | 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. 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, 2008 and 2011, Oberlin graduates Carolyn Betty, Alyson Cambridge, Alek Shrader, Edward Parks, and Sydney Mancasola, respectively, won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.