Events

2022-23 Season Events

Fall Ballet

SEPT 30 | 7:30 pm

OCT 1 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Featuring Valse-Fantaisie, Angels in the Architecture, and World Premieres by My'Kal Stromile and Nicole Haskins

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The Lucky Star (L'√Čtoile)

OCT 21, 22, 28, 29 | 7:30 pm

King Ouf, perhaps a distant cousin of the Queen of Hearts, has a strange way of celebrating his birthday. He just loves a good public execution, and this year, the peddler Lazuli is his chosen self-indulgence.

 

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Singing Hoosiers Fall Concert

OCT 22 | 2 pm & 8 pm

One of the country’s finest show choirs, this Grammy-nominated ensemble is grounded in the Great American Songbook, raising its collective voices to sing America’s story through immersion in her varied musical traditions, both past and present.

Performed in Auer Hall.

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Hansel and Gretel

NOV 11, 12, 17, 18 | 7:30 pm

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your backpack, and bring the kids for a backwoods adventure with your famous sibling trail guides.

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The Nutcracker

DEC 1, 2, 3 | 7:30 pm

DEC 3, 4 | 2 pm

The most popular and most performed ballet in the world, this magical story of Clara in her own wonderland is sure to satiate children of all ages—no need for separate tables!

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Ainadamar

FEB 3, 4, 10, 11 | 7:30 pm

The impassioned true story of Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca is told by his close friend and muse, actress Margarita Xirgu, during the last moments of her life.

 

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Jacobs Live at the Movies

FEB 17, 18 | 7:30 pm

Don’t miss the next installment in this popular series as a Jacobs School orchestra on stage at the Musical Arts Center provides the dramatic musical accompaniment to one of your favorite contemporary films on the big screen.

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Anne Frank

MAR 3, 4, 9, 10 | 7:30 pm

Based on The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, this powerful recounting features a haunting contemporary score by Pulitzer Prize-winner Shulamit Ran and a dynamic libretto by Charles Kondek.

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Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

MAR 25 | 7:30 pm

A potpourri of popular music old and new, sparkling choreography, and high-energy variety deliver effervescent entertainment for fun-lovers of all ages.

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Spring Ballet

MAR 31 | 7:30 pm

APR 1 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Featuring Serenade, Ballad Unto, and a World Premiere by Gianna Reisen.

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Candide

APR 14, 15, 21, 22 | 7:30 pm

Based on Voltaire’s masterful satire of the same name, this outlandish episodic operetta pokes fun at the idea that everything happens for a reason, and its irreverent absurdity allows us to laugh at ourselves and the hypocrisy we face daily.

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Jazz Celebration

APR 29 | 7:30 pm

This annual celebration of all things jazz guarantees to be hot enough to keep your spring fever going strong. 

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Explore previous seasons

Now is a great time to dive into our archive of on-demand content from previous seasons in order to prepare yourself for in-person experiences this fall.

Relive—or discover—some of your favorite offerings from IU Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater as we get ready to greet you live soon!

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The opera and ballet performances . . . enhance my life in so many ways . . . you can’t help but leave the theater in a completely different state of mind.

Lynn Schwartzberg, General Manager, One World Catering, Bloomington

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