Welcome

The University of Wisconsin Opera Props is a friends-group designed to encourage the UW Opera and its connected voice program in the UW School of Music.  The organization has two primary goals: to promote and enhance the enjoyment of opera productions, while encouraging attendance at other vocal programs by students and faculty, and to fund annual awards to promising vocal students.  Opera Props seeks to serve as a link between University Opera and the surrounding community. The group welcomes as members all who enjoy the UW Opera productions, and who take an interest in the progress of students in its program.

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UW Opera Props Student Showcase Concert

Julia Rottmayer

We invite you to attend a benefit concert showcasing the
University of Wisconsin-Madison opera program’s talented students, accompanied by Daniel Fung,
along with one of our distinguished alumni,
and new UW-Madison voice faculty member,
soprano Julia Rottmayer.
Please join us for a program of songs and arias that is sure to delight.
A reception of Gail Ambrosius chocolate, fruit, cheese and wine will follow.

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 3:00 pm concert
Madison Christian Community Church
7118 Old Sauk Rd., Madison, WI 53717
Link to map and directions

Contribution: $30 in advance ($35 at the door): $10 students

For additional ticket information: UWOperaProps@gmail.com
Reserve your advanced tickets by sending in your check with this form. Opera Props Showcase response form

Link to our event on facebook!

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L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi

Opera’s earliest masterpiece, Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea (1643), takes us to a world where virtue is punished and ruthlessness and ambition are rewarded in a republic in which the head of state behaves very badly.  Roman Emperor Nero and his consort Poppea have no compunction about sweeping aside anyone who stands in the way of their union – including Nero’s wife Ottavia and his teacher, the philosopher Seneca.  After all is said and done, the couple rejoices in one of the most beautiful duets ever written.

This compelling drama, filled with stunningly gorgeous music, features a large cast of UW-Madison students accompanied by an ensemble of authentic period instruments.
David Ronis, director.

Music Hall
Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Seniors; $10 Students.

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Opera Scenes Concert

November 27, 2018
7:30 pm Music Hall

Students in the UW-Madison Opera Workshop class perform a variety of scenes from opera and musical theatre.
Free admission

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Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim

University Opera and University Theatre
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim

Be careful what you wish for! University Opera teams up with University Theatre to present Stephen Sondheim’s popular musical featuring a colorful cast of characters and one of his most memorable scores. In this story of interconnected fairy tales, familiar characters – including Cinderella, Jack and his beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood – venture into the woods to fulfill their wishes. Half way through, it appears that everyone will live happily ever after – until the real consequences of the characters’ actions come back to haunt them. Ultimately, they find that they can indeed save themselves, but only after sacrifices are made and difficult lessons are learned.

Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm
 
Ticketed Event: General Pulbic, $32; UW-Madison Student, $10; Other Students, $15; UW-Madison Faculty/Staff/Senior (62+), $25
Premium Seats, $40

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Opera Scenes Concert

April 16, 2019
7:30 pm Music Hall

Students in the UW-Madison Opera Workshop class perform a variety of scenes from opera and musical theatre.
Free admission

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