The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
Recognizing extraordinary excellence in performing arts entrepreneurship, leadership, and social impact, the EXCELprize will insure sustainability of festival in future years.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
Dinner at Eight
A new opera with music by William Bolcom &
libretto by Mark Campbell
Nov. 9-12, 2017 • Power Center
University Opera Theatre • University Symphony Orchestra
A new opera based on the Depression-era comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Sung in English.
The Marriage of Figaro
an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
March 22-25, 2018 • Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
University Opera Theatre & University Philharmonia Orchestra
The perfect welding of words and music in a comic masterpiece. Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
Curtain Call Fridays
Stick around after the applause! We are thrilled to add post-performance discussions immediately following the Friday performance. Moderated by members of the department faculty and featuring a rotating array of cast and artistic team members, Curtain Call Fridays offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to the creative decisions behind the production or issues raised by the work. The discussions are free and open to all. You are welcome to attend the discussion and see the performance another day. Curtain Call Fridays are sponsored by the Friends of Opera.
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