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.

In 2012, the School of Music's Opera & Musical Theater was granted the American Prize for Best Collegiate Production, for W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Watch this award winning production on YouTube: Act I | Act II

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


Gioacchino Rossini

Le Comte Ory


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


Jonathan Larson