Opera at Western



Western Illinois University’s Opera program is open to all students campus wide. It is particularly designed to give voice students the opportunity to study, explore and perform a variety of works within the lyric theatre genre. WIUOT provides a collaborative space for students to refine their singing and acting skills.


Course Offerings

  • Fall Semester: Opera Workshop
  • Spring Semester: Opera Production

Faculty & Staff

2019-2010 WIUOT Season

  • Fall Showcase, December 5, 2019
  • Spring Opera Double Bill: May 1-2, 2020
    • Venus and Adonis by John Blow 
    • Der bekehrte Trunkenbold by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Past WIUOT Seasons

  • 2018-2019Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
  • 2017-2018Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
  • 2016-2017The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti) and The Devil and Daniel Webster (Moore)
  • 2015-2016: Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • 2014-2015Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and The Impresario (Mozart)
  • 2013-2014: Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss)
  • 2012-2013The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • 2011-2012: The Medium (Menotti); "The Phantom of the Opera" (Lloyd-Webber) Scholarship Concert
  • 2010-2011: The Telephone (Menotti) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
  • 2009-2010Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
  • 2008-2009: Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein) and Gallantry (Moore)