Opera & Musical Theater

The School of Music at Puget Sound actively trains and develops students interested in opera, operetta, and musicals. Our graduates have pursued successful careers that have taken them to major opera houses domestically and abroad, to summer stock productions, and to traveling companies.

Since 1974, forty performances of operas and musicals have been produced, either within the School of Music or, in the case of musicals, in collaboration with the Department of Theatre Arts. We also produce an annual scenes recital featuring excerpts from operas, operettas, and musicals. The full productions we have done, some of which we have repeated, are:

Semour Barab
The Toyshop
A Game of Chance

 

Samuel Barber
A Hand of Bridge

 

Aaron Copland

The Tender Land

 

John Gay
The Beggers Opera

 

Gilbert and Sullivan
Trial by Jury
The Mikado
Patience
The Pirates of Penzance

 

Gustav Holst
The Wandering Scholar

 

Engelbert Humperdink
Hansel and Gretel

 

John Kander
Cabaret

 

Gerald Kechley
The Golden Lion

 

Frank Loesser
Guys and Dolls

 

Henri Mancini
Victor Victoria

 

Gian Carlo Menotti
The Old Maid and the Thief
The Face on the Barroom Floor

 

Douglas Moore
Gallantry

 

W.A. Mozart
Act II Finale, Marriage of Figaro
The Finta Giardiniera
Cosi fan tutte
The Magic Flute

Otto Nicolai
The Merry Wives of Windsor

 

Leroy Ostransky
The Melting of Molly

 

Thomas Pasatieri
La Divina
The Women
Signor Deluso

 

Edwin Penhorwood
Too Many Sopranos!

 

Giovanni Pergolesi
La Serva Padrona

 

Cole Porter
Anything Goes
Kiss Me, Kate

 

Henry Purcell
Dido and Aenaes

 

Sater and Sheik
Spring Awakening

 

Frederick Smetana
The Bartered Bride

 

Stephen Sondheim
Into the Woods

 

Johann Strauss
Die Fledermaus

 

Kurt Weill
Down in the Valley
Three Penny Opera

 

R. Vaughan Williams
Riders to the Sea