Madison Opera

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James Gill

Powerful mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano really grabs the listener’s ears and eyes in Madison Opera’s revival of “Carmen” at Overture Hall. more

Nov 4, 2017 8:56 AM Stage 2 Comments


Dominic Mercier

A full house jammed into Overture’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 for opening night of Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” an opera that explores the highs and lows in the life of the iconic jazz saxophonist and composer. more

Feb 12, 2017 10:10 AM Stage


Anja Tanner

Tenor Joshua Stewart plays the ghost of saxophonist/composer Charlie Parker in Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.” The chamber opera has its Midwest premiere at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 and 12. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


James Gill

Madison Opera’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a timely reminder of how irrational hatred can destroy the world. It features a strong cast, including Madison favorite Emily Birsan as Juliet. more

Nov 6, 2016 10:15 AM Stage


James Gill

"Tales of Hoffmann,” based on three separate stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it includes fantastical characters and a surreal plot. Madison Opera’s production is perhaps the company’s finest achievement under the reign of general director Kathryn Smith. more

Apr 21, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


Dominic Mercier

Favorites from Gounod and Mozart bookend a Midwestern premiere in Madison Opera’s just-announced 2016-17 season. more

Mar 25, 2016 12:20 PM Stage


James Gill

Madison Opera successfully tackles a contemporary opera with an absorbing production of “Little Women.” more

Feb 6, 2016 2:30 PM Stage


James Gill

"La Bohème," the story of love and loss among the poor artists of 19th-century Paris, is a surefire hit. But a production like Madison Opera's really brings its beauty and power to fullest life. more

Nov 14, 2015 7:00 PM Stage


James Gill

A splendid cast and orchestra are featured in Madison Opera’s hilarious but overwrought “Barber of Seville.” more

Apr 26, 2015 12:26 PM Stage