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Spring Production 2021

The Old Maid and the Thief and The Stoned Guest
Texas State Opera Theater The Old Maid and the Thief and The Stoned Guest

The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti & The Stoned Guest by PDQ Bach


Dr. Marc Reynolds, Director of Opera Theater

Dr. John Elam, Music Director


Join us for an evening of laughter and good-natured mayhem with these two comic one-act operas. Both operas will be performed in English and only available via live stream on the following dates:

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 2:00pm 
Don't miss your chance to be a part of the fun!
Location: Live stream only
Tickets available at

Texas State Opera Theater Presents Suor Angelica

Stay tuned for Texas State Opera Theater's video production of Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini. In this production one of the most beloved tragedies in the history of opera literature, we transport ourselves into a post-apocalyptic future. Join us as we explore the challenges presented by isolation, loss, and hope as well in this beautifully haunting tale.

This production will be available at in the near future. Stay tuned as specific dates become available.

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