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Student Ensembles: Show-Me Opera

Show-Me Opera

the Crucible

Suor Angelica, 2015

the Crucible

Gianni Schicci, 2015

the Crucible

The Crucible, 2014

Cosi fan tutte

Così fan tutte, 2013


La Cenerentola, 2012

Merry Widow

The Merry Widow, 2011

Gianni Schicci

Gianni Schicci, 2010

Magic Flute

Magic Flute, 2009

The Show-Me Opera is a troupe of motivated solo singers who are involved in the opera workshop and opera production courses. These courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students by audition and focus on the study, preparation, and performance of selected operatic or musical theatre works.

The Show-Me Opera performs a variety of opera and musical scenes in the fall semester and presents a fully staged opera production (in collaboration with the University Philharmonic), and a program of staged arias and duets in the spring semester. Show-Me Opera performances take place in the beautifully restored Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia. The Show-Me Opera is also actively engaged in outreach, taking scene programs to local schools and community organizations. The Show-Me Opera is under the direction of Christine Seitz.


Make-Believe, a program of Opera Scenes
Friday, October 30 and
Saturday, October 31, 2015; 7:30pm


Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Friday, March 11 and
Saturday, March 12, 2016; 7:30 PM

with the University Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Dolbashian, Conductor


Staged Arias and Duets
Including the World Premiere of Hatrack, by Trey Makler
Thursday, May 5, 2015; 7:30pm

with the Exit 128 Chamber Ensemble
Travis Herd, Conductor

All Opera Performances
at the Missouri Theatre, 203 South Ninth Street

Tickets available at the
Missouri Theatre Box Office; (573) 882-3781,
or online @

Past Productions:
Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, by G. Puccini (2015)
The Crucible, by Robert Ward (2014)
Così fan tutte by W. A. Mozart (2013)
La Cenerentola by G. Rossini (2012)
The Merry Widow by F. Lehar (2011)
A Puccini Extravaganza: Gianni Schicchi and
Act II of La Bohème by G. Puccini (2010)
The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart (2009)