A Season of Surprise

Welcome to the 2024-25 mainstage season.

This season promises everything from beloved standards to brand-new work; it’s a watershed moment for Jacobs School of Music.

We have beloved headliners to anchor the season—Suor Angelica, Alcina, Carmen—we also have a world premiere ballet and, excitingly, a new opera coproduced with the Metropolitan Opera. We have two further surprises this season: an evening of operatic delight, chosen based on the voices of current and future students, as well as (of course!), Jacobs Live at the Movies. Add in the Singing Hoosiers and Jazz Celebration and we have a heady mix for all. This season will celebrate the artistic work of our students, faculty, staff, and talented guests throughout the year.

Have a look at what’s on offer and set up a subscription for yourself. And keep checking back—the surprises will keep coming and you don’t want to miss the party…

Upcoming 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. 

Learn about Suor Angelica/Trouble in Tahiti

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.

Learn about Fall Ballet

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.

Learn about Pop-Up Opera

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