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Opera, Current Production

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Something for Everyone

  • The Fanciful Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood by Seymour Barab
    and El Gato con Botas by Xavier Montsalvatge
  • The Heartwrenching Drama: Riders to the Sea
    by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The Modern Condition: Strawberry Fields
    by Michael Torke
Friday, April 66:30 pm*Little Red Riding Hood
Riders to the Sea
Strawberry Fields
Saturday, April 76:30 pm*El Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots in Spanish)
Riders to the Sea
Strawberry Fields
Sunday, April 82:00 pm*Little Red Hiding
*El Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots in Spanish)





*Appropriate for young children!! Please feel free to take the little ones home after the fairy tale opera if you wish. Children are welcome to stay for the whole evening however,Riders to the Sea and Strawberry Fields are very dramatic and may be too serious for younger audience members.

Latecomers are welcome to enter between operas.

$12 Adults
$10 Seniors and Alumni
FREE for CWU Students and Children under the age of 18

All ticket revenue goes to support this production and future CWU opera productions. The CWU Opera Ensemble will be taking the two fairy tale operas to regional elementary and high schools in the spring of 2018 through the generous support of a Thayer Grant from the CWU Foundation. Our CWU students will be introducing many young people to opera for the first time by bringing the experience directly to them in schools.

If you are in a position to make a larger donation and would like more information about how to do so, please contact Dr. Gayla Blaisdell. Donations can be designated for future opera productions or Voice Area Scholarships. Your contributions support the CWU music students in everything they do and help us to maintain our spectacular programs.



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