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
      The Pirates of Penzance
    • Gustav Holst
      The Wandering Scholar
    • Engelbert Humperdink
      Hansel and Gretel
    • John Kander
    • 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
    • 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