Show-Me Opera

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. The Show-Me Opera is dedicated to producing new operatic works by MU student composers.

Show-Me Opera performances take place in the Rhynsburger Theatre on the MU campus, and at 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.


Magic Flute 2019 4 Reduced

Magic Flute, 2019

Magic Flute 2019 5 Reduced

Magic Flute, 2019 

Opera Scenes 2018 1 Reduced

Opera Scenes, 2018 

A Certain Madness 2018 Reduced

A Certain Madness
By: Hans Bridger Heruth
World Premiere, 2018

Alcina 2018

Alcina, 2018

Our Town 2017

Our Town, 2017

Marriage of Figaro 2016

Marriage of Figaro, 2016

Hatrack 2016 World Premiere

By: Trey Makler
World Premiere, 2016