Meadows Opera Theatre
Meadows Opera Theatre production of The Marriage of Figaro, Spring 2012.
Meadows Opera Theatre, under the direction of Hank Hammett, offers imaginative, diverse and cutting-edge productions of repertoire encompassing a wide range of opera, operetta, and musical theatre, providing extensive performance opportunities to vocal students at the undergraduate, graduate, performer diploma and artist diploma levels. A main focus of the multi-tiered program is intensive acting technique training, professional audition preparation, and its partnership in The Dallas Opera/SMU Emerging Artist Program.
Meadows Opera Theatre annually presents its popular Opera Free For All monthly Brown Bag Series of scenes and one-act operas as well as innovative full productions throughout the year.
Main stage productions are accompanied by the brilliant Meadows Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Paul Phillips. Recent major stagings include Copland’s The Tender Land, Rebeck & Sherman’s The Two Orphans, Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Floyd’s Susannah, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, and Mozart’s Così fan tutte.