Boston University Opera Institute is thrilled to announce this season of projects and productions. Each fall, we put on the annual Fringe Festival, which is a collaboration between CFA School of Music’s Opera Institute and School of Theatre. Fringe features new and rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performances and audiences together in unique theatrical settings.

And in the spring, two mainstage operas invite the BU community and beyond to experience the exceptional talent of the students in the program, within incredible productions supported by the School of Theatre.

2023 – 2024 Season

Fringe Festival

Alice Tierney

Music by Melissa Dunphy • Libretto by Jacquleine Goldfinger
Allison Voth, music director • Claire Choquette, stage director

October 13 – 15, 2023
Studio ONE


Hydrogen Jukebox

Music by Philip Glass • Libretto by Allen Ginsburg
Matthew Larson, music director • Sarah Dahnke, stage director

October 27 – 29, 2023
Studio ONE




Music by Jules Massenet • Libretto by Henri Caïn
William Lumpkin, conductor • Brenna Corner, stage director

February 29 – March 3, 2024
Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre

La clemenza di Tito

Music W.A. Mozart • Libretto by Caterino Mazzolà
William Lumpkin, conductor • Eve Summer, stage director

April 18 – 21, 2024
Tsai Performance Center



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