Departure Q&A with the Director

  Departure is a musical journey that offers a departure from the classic repertoire on stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and a departure for our 2023-24 Artists in Residence. Delight in this expertly crafted program featuring pieces...

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Samson and Delilah 101: Program Notes

There is a lot of history and iconic imagery that goes hand in hand with Samson and Delilah. Learn more about this biblical story’s transition to an opera featuring some of the most lush and passionate music in the...

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Samson and Delilah 101: Characters and Synopsis

The epic tale of Samson and Delilah emerges from the pages of its biblical origins to an opulent spectacle in Saint-Saëns’s opera. This indulgent display of stunning visuals and dance includes well-known arias such as “Mon cœur s’ouvre à...

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Brewing the Perfect Elixir

What would you do to have all the confidence you need to make your dreams come true? The ability to believe in our dreams and stand tall in the face of rejection is something many people desire. With Opera...

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The Flying Dutchman 101: Program Notes

By: Betsy Schwarm Richard Wagner was a master of both music and story, which you will see well-reflected in his work The Flying Dutchman. To learn the full story of the opera, check out The Flying Dutchman 101: Characters...

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