2024–25 Season Events

Suor Angelica/Trouble in Tahiti

SEPT 27, 28 | 7:30 pm

Premiering in 1918, Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) is the second in a trio of one-act operas known as Il Trittico (The Triptych), and Puccini’s favorite. Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein’s satire of 1950s American suburban life, examines a disconsolate couple trying to attain the married bliss society—in its conformity and consumerism—promised them. 

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Fall Ballet

OCT 18, 19 | 7:30 pm

OCT 19 | 2 pm

Four ballets featuring everything from Mozart’s music to a live bluegrass band.

A diverse and vibrant collection, choreographed by Durante Verzola, George Balanchine, Ken Ossola, and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.

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Pop-Up Opera

OCT 25, 26 | 7:30 pm

Ready for a surprise? Like a pop-up shop by your favorite designer, Jacobs is curating a special bespoke evening of operatic delight tied directly to our talented student body. 

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Singing Hoosiers Fall Concert

NOV 2 | 2 pm, 8 pm

IU’s globe-trotting “ambassadors of song” have delighted audiences in more than 25 countries. This fall, they'll perform for the home crowd.
Performed in Auer Hall.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

NOV 15, 16, 21, 22 | 7:30 pm

A coproduction with the Metropolitan Opera and a world premiere at the MAC! Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Chabon, Bates and Scheer’s opera portrays two cousins in 1940s New York City who team up to create a comic book superhero who takes America by storm battling the Nazis.

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The Nutcracker

DEC 5, 6, 7 | 7:30 pm

DEC 7, 8 | 2 pm

Premiering last year, Jacobs faculty choreographer Sasha Janes’ updated, stereotype-shattering version of this popular ballet tells the story from the perspective of curious young Marie, with help from her Aunt Drosselmeyer.

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FEB 7, 8 | 7:30 pm

Tales of spells and enchantresses have captured the imagination of audiences from fairy tales to cinema. Opera is no exception, and no one has done it better than Handel.

Learn about Alcina

Jacobs Live at the Movies

FEB 21, 22 | 7:30 pm

Enjoy the greatest movies, with the best scores, played live at the MAC! The IU Concert Orchestra will perform the score alongside all the action on the big screen.

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The Turn of the Screw

MAR 7, 8 | 7:30 pm

Based on Henry James’ haunting novella, this enigmatic story examines one of Britten’s favorite themes: loss of innocence. The piece sparks a network of ambiguous connections and queries but refuses to tie up all loose ends.

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Spring Ballet

MAR 28, 29 | 7:30 pm

MAR 29 | 2 pm

A rhapsodic whirlwind of an evening, full of virtuosic energy and muscular joy.

A dance program choreographed by Sasha Janes, Lauren Lovette, and Mark Morris.

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Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

APR 5 | 7:30 pm

With each performance, this vibrant show choir sings U.S. history with a contemporary flair, while putting on a great show!

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APR 18, 19, 25, 26 | 7:30 pm

Now a feminist icon, Carmen’s passionate and self-directed life put her on a crash course with patriarchy. Who will win? You already know.

Learn about Carmen

Jazz Celebration

MAY 3 | 7:30 pm

Join us for our annual celebration of this uniquely American genre, presenting the very best that Jacobs Jazz Studies students and faculty—along with their talented and distinguished guests—have to offer.

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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!

Explore previous seasons

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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