Under Joachim Schamberger’s direction, the 2018-19 opera lineup will include Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” and Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” with a third production to be announced for May 2019.Continue reading on Northwestern Now
2018-19 opera season and vocal master classes announced
September 27, 2018
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The Bienen School of Music presents Johann Strauss’ high-spirited operetta of frivolity, festivities and a practical joke gone awry, “Die Fledermaus,” from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Cahn Auditorium.
October 24, 2019
The Northwestern Opera Theater and Institute for New Music production runs November 21 to 24.
August 8, 2019
The Institute for New Music at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music will present the Chicago premiere of David T. Little’s powerful contemporary opera “Dog Days,” Nov. 21 to 24 at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts. Bookending the Institute’s season is NUNC!
May 6, 2019
The Bienen School of Music will present Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” -- based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” -- from May 23-26
February 5, 2019
Equal parts tragedy and farce, Igor Stravinsky’s opera “The Rake’s Progress” follows the moral decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, who exchanges a simple life with sweetheart Anne Truelove for the worldly pleasures of London in the company of the devious Nick Shadow.
October 5, 2018
Northwestern University Opera Theater’s most recent season demonstrated the breadth of human emotion under the creative leadership of Joachim Schamberger, Bienen School director of opera.
September 27, 2018
Under Joachim Schamberger’s direction, the 2018-19 opera lineup will include Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” and Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” with a third production to be announced for May 2019.
April 19, 2018
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) is the focus of the biennial Evelyn Dunbar Early Music Festival, hosted by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, May 17 to 20 on the Evanston campus. The 2017/2018 Robert M. and Maya L.
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Joachim Schamberger's production of Don Giovanni at Northwestern University uses modern technology with themes of sexual assault and consent, including the #metoo movement.