2023–24 Season Events

The Merry Widow

SEPT 22, 23 | 7:30 pm

How will Baron Zeta save his poor country from bankruptcy? Keep the wealthy widow in town! All he has to do is find her a new husband.

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Fall Ballet

OCT 6, 7 | 7:30 pm

OCT 7 | 2 pm

A world premiere from faculty member Christian Claessens, combined with the choreography of Ochoa, Peck and Balanchine for a gorgeous evening of dance.

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La Finta Giardiniera (The Pretend Gardener)

OCT 20, 21 | 7:30 pm

Belfiore and Violante (or is it Sandrina?) madly duke it out in this uneasy comedy from 18-year-old Mozart—a precursor to Le Nozze di Figaro

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Singing Hoosiers Fall Concert

OCT 28 | 2 pm, 8 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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Roméo et Juliette

NOV 10, 11 | 7:30 pm | Musical Arts Center, Bloomington

NOV 17 | 7:30 pm | Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis

A classically operatic rendition of the world’s most famous lovers: with all the family feuds, street brawls, and poison you remember.

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The Nutcracker

NOV 30, DEC 1, 2 | 7:30 pm

DEC 2, 3 | 2 pm

See the story from Marie’s point of view in a completely new and updated version of this beloved ballet, following Tchaikovsky’s lush score.

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An American Dream

FEB 2, 3 | 7:30 pm

What are the stories our objects tell? A World War II story of family and love set in the Pacific Northwest, inspired by actual events.

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E.T. - Jacobs Live at the Movies

FEB 16, 17 | 7:30 pm

Don't miss Steven Spielberg's cinematic masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture, and experience the magic once more!

™ & © Universal Studios

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Eugene Onegin

MAR 1, 2 | 7:30 pm

From Pushkin to Tchaikovsky to you: a lyrical tale of a selfish, Russian womanizer who gets his comeuppance.

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Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

MAR 23 | 7:30 pm

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.

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Spring Ballet: Star on the Rise—La Bayadère ... Reimagined!

MAR 29, 30 | 7:30 pm

MAR 30 | 2 pm

A contemporary interpretation of a classical Indian ballet now placed in a quintessentially American setting—a Hollywood Western movie set during the dream factory’s Golden Age.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

APR 12, 13 | 7:30 pm

The barbarous barber is back! Sweeney Todd returns to Victorian-era London obsessed with revenge…But what to do with the bodies?

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Jazz Celebration

APR 20 | 7:30 pm

This annual celebration of all things jazz features the very best Jacobs Jazz Studies students and faculty have to offer, while also welcoming renowned guests.

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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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