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Texas State Opera

Spring Production 2018

Carolyn Watson, conductor 
Josh Miller, director
with the Texas State University Symphony Orchestra
 
Englebert Humperdinck's opera, Hansel and Gretel is an adaptation of the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale by the same name. The opera premiered on December 23, 1893, at the Hoftheater in Weimar, Germany and was conducted by famed composer and conductor Richard Strauss.  The lush, beautiful score will be brought to life in collaboration with the Texas State University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Carolyn Watson.  
 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm 
 
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
405 Moon Street, San Marcos, TX 78666
 
Tickets available at www.txstatepresents.com

Texas State Opera Theatre is one of the fastest growing, progressive opera programs in the country. With students excelling in summer opera programs and the professional stage, the word is getting out nationwide that Texas State University is providing a specific, professionally viable opera training experience. It combines numerous performance opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates with hands-on work on performance technique in the classroom as well as one-on-one. Recent masterclasses include acting with John De Lancie, voice with Margaret Lattimore, Maria Kanyova, and David DQ Lee; collaboration with Margo Garrett, and movement with Andrea Heaberlin.  This spring, our students also had the opportunity to work with soprano Margaret Rose-Koenn and mezzo-soprano Jill Grove.

The Performing Arts Center

External View Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center

Check out the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, which was opened in the Fall of 2014.  An expansive facility, this is where we do our opera productions, scenes productions, and student recitals.

Designed by the architectural firm of Morris Architects, the 69,122-square-foot facility features two professional-quality performance venues — the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre that seats 397 patrons and the Recital Hall that seats 312 patrons.  With instructional space, as well as design and production spaces, the Performing Arts Center is well equipped to meet the educational and artistic production needs of our academic units as it serves the broader San Marcos community