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Opera 2022–23 Season

Oberlin Opera has long been synonymous with excellence. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera often challenges the operatic norm, and its performances have received critical acclaim.

Past conductors have included Robert Spano ’84, Stephen Lord, Ward Holmquist, and Ari Pelto. The program has developed some of today’s brightest stars, including Rhiannon Giddens, Alek Shrader, Denyce Graves, Alyson Cambridge, Lisa Saffer, and Daniel Okulitch.

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Oberlin Opera presents "Alice Tierney" (world premiere)

Friday, January 27, 2023
7:30 pm
Finney Chapel
The story, developed at Oberlin by composer Melissa Dunphy and librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger, follows four archeologists who unearth clues to the mysterious death of Alice Tierney in Colonial...
Oberlin Opera presents Alice Tierney

Oberlin Opera presents "Alice Tierney" (world premiere)

Saturday, January 28, 2023
7:30 pm
Finney Chapel
The story, developed at Oberlin by composer Melissa Dunphy and librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger, follows four archeologists who unearth clues to the mysterious death of Alice Tierney in Colonial...
Oberlin Opera presents Alice Tierney

Oberlin Opera presents "Alice Tierney" (world premiere)

Sunday, January 29, 2023
7:30 pm
Finney Chapel
The story, developed at Oberlin by composer Melissa Dunphy and librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger, follows four archeologists who unearth clues to the mysterious death of Alice Tierney in Colonial...
Oberlin Opera presents Alice Tierney

Oberlin Opera Theater presents Bernstein's "Candide"

Thursday, March 9, 2023
8:00 pm
Hall Auditorium
Bernstein’s 1988 treatment of Voltaire’s satirical novella, about the naive Candide and his plagued search for his beloved, features witty lyrics and brilliant Broadway-influenced music.
Bernstein's Candide

Oberlin Opera Theater presents Bernstein's "Candide"

Friday, March 10, 2023
8:00 pm
Hall Auditorium
Bernstein’s 1988 treatment of Voltaire’s satirical novella, about the naive Candide and his plagued search for his beloved, features witty lyrics and brilliant Broadway-influenced music.
Bernstein's Candide

Oberlin Opera Theater presents Bernstein's "Candide"

Saturday, March 11, 2023
8:00 pm
Hall Auditorium
Bernstein’s 1988 treatment of Voltaire’s satirical novella, about the naive Candide and his plagued search for his beloved, features witty lyrics and brilliant Broadway-influenced music.
Bernstein's Candide

Oberlin Opera Theater presents Bernstein's "Candide"

Sunday, March 12, 2023
2:00 pm
Hall Auditorium
Bernstein’s 1988 treatment of Voltaire’s satirical novella, about the naive Candide and his plagued search for his beloved, features witty lyrics and brilliant Broadway-influenced music.
Bernstein's Candide