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Texas State Opera

Spring Production 2019

Mad Scenes presented by Texas State University Opera
Dr. Jacob Harrison, Conductor
Dr. Marc Reynolds, Director of Opera Theater
Ms. Kristin Roach, Music Director
Dr. Eric Thompson, Coach

In a galaxy far, far away...

Tamino crashes into a strange planet after being attacked by a giant space serpent only to be saved by three ladies in black and drawn into an epic galactic conflict.

Join us for a reimagined version of The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart with an updated libretto by Caitlin Turnage. As one of the most performed 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm 
Location: Patti Strickel Harrison Theater in the Texas State University Performing Arts Center. 
Directions: There is a 3-level parking garage directly in front of the Music Building that you may use while in Evans Auditorium. Visitor parking is located on the 3rd floor. After parking, walk to the end of North LBJ Drive and on to the Texas State Campus Quad. The Evens Liberal Arts building is across the Quad on the left.
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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