2019-2020 Season

 
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Turbulent Tremors: Sounding the Heart and Emotions in 19th-Century Song

Thursday, November 14th @ 5 pm. Harvard College Opera presents a recital of vocal works in conjunction with Dario Robleto’s exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study (Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard). FREE admission.

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A Night at the Opera with bach society orchestra

Friday, November 15th @ 8 pm. Harvard College Opera joins the Bach Society Orchestra for a concert featuring operatic works by Rossini, Donizetti, Borodin, Gounod, Mozart, Massenet, and Strauss. Paine Hall. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved here.

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MORRIS ROBINSON MASTER CLASS

Thursday, November 21st @ 4 pm. Operatic bass Morris Robinson presents a master class, generously supported by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, featuring singers involved with Harvard College Opera and Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players. The master class will be held in Paine Hall and is free and open to the public.

 
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Die zauberflöte (THE MAGIC FLUTE)

Performances run Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 9. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is Mozart’s majestic, transcendental opera in two acts blending myth, magic, and a remarkable variety of wonderful music to deliver its future-facing, forward thinking, and life-affirming message: love conquers all. Sung in German with English supertitles. All performances are family friendly. Performance times and cast, staff, and orchestra credits will be updated regularly on the show page.

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FAMILY MATINéE

Sunday, February 2 @ 1:30 pm. Following the matinée performance of Die Zauberflöte, Harvard College Opera invites families to join cast, staff, and orchestra members for a peek backstage and to meet characters in costume. Refreshments will be offered. Free and open to audiences of all ages.

 
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4th annual opera gala

Saturday, February 8 @ 9:30 pm, following the 6:30 pm performance of Die Zauberflöte. Harvard College Opera hosts the 4th annual Gala celebrating Harvard’s premier undergraduate opera company. Held in the grand Horner Room of the Agassiz Theater, featuring refreshments, music, a photo booth, and lively merriment in the spirit of the timeless art of opera. The Gala is ticketed and open to all — alumni, guests, faculty, family, friends, and all members of our community. Tickets available soon!

 
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DANA VARGA MASTER CLASS

Friday, February 28th. Operatic soprano Dana Varga presents a vocal master class and arts entrepreneurship workshop, featuring singers involved with Harvard College Opera and open to artists of any discipline at Harvard. Stay tuned for more details.

 
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SPRING RECITAL

Harvard College Opera will present a spring recital of vocal and instrumental works by classical composers. The concert will be free and open to the public. Stay tuned for more details.

 
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First-year showcase

Harvard College Opera will present a showcase featuring our wonderful first-year performers! The concert will include vocal and instrumental works by classical composers. Stay tuned for more details.

 
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ARTS FIRST: SLEEPING BEAUTY

During the annual ARTS FIRST Festival, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, Harvard College Opera will present a semi-staged, one hour performance of Wenzelberg’s one-act opera, The Sleeping Beauty. Free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Stay tuned for more details.