2019 Spring Season

Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci

@ Center for the Performing Arts at Illinois State University
400 W Beaufort St, Normal, Illinois 61761

Saturday April 6, 2019 

8:00p.m. 

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2019 Summer Season

                                             July 20 thru August 4

Purchase tickets for all events here: https://mioblono.booktix.com

Puccini's La bohème

@ Center for the Performing Arts at Illinois State University
400 W Beaufort St, Normal, Illinois 61761

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Performed with the MIOpera Festival Orchestra

Strauss' Die Fledermaus

@ Center for the Performing Arts at Illinois State University
400 W Beaufort St, Normal, Illinois 61761

Sung in English with English supertitles

Performed with The MIOpera Festival Orchestra 

MIOpera and Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra

Strauss' Die Fledermaus

@ First United Methodist Church 

100 W. Cossitt Ave, La Grange, IL 60521

Saturday August 10, 2019 

A staged and costumed production of MIOpera's 2019 production of Die Fledermaus! In collaboration with the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra! 

 

Welcome to the MIOpera

(formerly The Midwest Institute of Opera)

Our History

MIOpera (MIO) has been in residence on the Illinois State University Campus since July 2011.  We started the company to provide professional performing opportunities for emerging opera artists, pianists and conductors where they could perform in a full opera production and gain resume building experiences, and to bring to Bloomington-Normal a genre of music that is infrequently accessible in our area.  Since our development we have given over 300 artists amazing operatic opportunities and we have provided the community with 15 opera productions that included Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (2011), Don Giovanni (2012), Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance (2012), Verdi’s Aïda (2013), Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (2013), Puccini's Suor Angelica (2014), Bizet's Carmen (2014) Shore's The Beautiful Bridegroom (2014), Ravel's The Bewitched Child (2015), Rossini's La Cenerentola (2015), Candey's Sweets by Kate (world premiere) (2015) and Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (2015), Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (2016) and Verdi's Falstaff (2016), Pirates of Penzance (2018), Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann (2018), Puccini's La bohème (2019) and Strauss' Die Fledermaus (2019) 

 
 
Ravel's The Bewitched Child 2015

Ravel's The Bewitched Child 2015

Prof. John M Koch

artistic director

Mozart's Don Giovanni 2012

Mozart's Don Giovanni 2012

Tracy Marie Koch

Artistic Director