Upcoming MSU Opera Theatre Events
MSU Opera Theatre Weaves Operatic Masterpieces into a Classic American Story
Contact: Michael Sundermann, MSU College of Music Communications Office
The MSU Opera Theatre presents a fanciful production that weaves 20th-century
operatic masterworks into scenes from the life of a 1960s dysfunctional musical family with Three from the
Hearth: A Domestic Dramedy. Envisioned for the stage by MSU Opera Theatre Director and Professor of Voice
Melanie Helton, the production features a full cast in imaginative settings in Fairchild Theatre on Wednesday,
Nov. 17th, Friday, Nov. 19th, and Saturday, Nov. 20th at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21st at 3 p.m.
Staged in a Mid-century modern home, this unique “domestic dramedy” depicts the story of a quirky family
whose ordinary night turns extraordinary. Inspired dramatic elements paired with thematic orchestral works set to
text will engage the audience in surprising experiences that include characters stepping out of a TV and onto the
stage, an unconventional game of bridge, and children’s toys coming to life. The production unfolds over three
acts and features Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with text by Shakespeare, Samuel Barber’s A Hand on
the Bridge with text by Gian Carol Menotti, and Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges from The Child and
The Enchantments, with text by Colette.
Upcoming events in the MSU Opera season are A Celebration of the Beautiful Voice, Sunday, February 6 at 3:00
p.m., generously sponsored by Nancy and Charlie Seebeck; followed by Albert Henning by Benjamin Britten,
Wednesday, March 23, Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m.;
generously sponsored by James and Susan Bonfiglio. All MSU Opera Theatre events are held in the Fairchild
Theatre, with preview lectures held 45 minutes before the performance.
The entire MSU Opera Season is generously supported by the Worthington Family Foundation.
Reserved seating tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (age 60 and older) and $7 for students.
Information on these and other concerts, as well as ticket can be found on the MSU College of Music web