Opera & Musical Theatre


2009 Hillman Opera: La bohème

Julie Newell, Coordinator of Opera
Dr. David Rudge, Director of Opera Orchestra

Hillman Opera Opera at Fredonia is a project of the School of Music in collaboration with the department of Theatre and Dance under the auspices of the Hillman Memorial Music Association.

Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre is a degree program in the department of Theatre and Dance. Productions are mounted by Theatre and Dance in collaboration with the School of Music. For more information about Musical Theatre, visit the department of Theatre and Dance.

About the Program:

La boheme

Fredonia provides students experience in a variety of operatic tradition and fully staged works, accompanied by members of the College Symphony Orchestra. Recent productions, include Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), La bohème, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Floyd's Susanna.

For nearly 60 years, the Hillman Opera has provided one of the only full opera opportunities for undergraduate singers in the country. In supporting opera at Fredonia and the region, the Hillman Memorial Music Association has played a long-standing and significant role in student professional development, the offering of high-caliber performance events to the campus and community, and supporting the future of the opera medium.

In addition, a student association group, Student Opera Theatre Association (SOTA), produces annual spring performances of opera scenes held at the historic 1891 Fredonia Opera House, as well as regularly hosting guest artists in master class and concert making the opera program at Fredonia one of significant breadth and involvement.


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School of Music Office

Mason Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3151
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