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.

Spring 2023


Music by George Fredric Händel
Libretto by Antonio Fanzaglia
William Lumpkin, conductor
Fenlon Lamb, stage director

Be transported to a world of magic and mystery with Händel’s Alcina. Follow the story of the enchantress Alcina and her attempt to win the love of the brave warrior Ruggiero. But as Ruggiero begins to see through Alcina’s illusions and uncover her true nature, he must decide whether to succumb to her charms or follow his heart. Featuring the Boston University Chamber Orchestra. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Ave.

APRIL 27 – 28, 2023

4/27/23, 7:30pm
4/28/23, 7:30pm

Tickets $15 General Admission

Little Women

Music and Libretto by Mark Adamo
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
William Lumpkin, conductor
Eve Summer, stage director

Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre
820 Commonwealth Ave.

FEBRUARY 23 – 26, 2023

2/23/23, 7:30pm
2/24/23, 7:30pm
2/25/23, 7:30pm
2/26/23, 2:00pm

SOLD OUT – Check out the livestream!

Live Stream

Fall 2022

Fringe Festival

Co-produced with BU School of Theatre

La hija de Rappaccini

OCTOBER 21 – 23, 2022
Studio ONE

Composed by Daniel Catán
Music Director • Allison Voth
Stage Director • Rose Freeman

Our Town

OCTOBER 28 – 29, 2022
CFA Concert Hall

Composed by Ned Rorem
Music Director • William Lumpkin
Stage Director • Nathan Troup





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