IU Jacobs School of Music offers its most diverse season yet



As part of the Indiana University Bicentennial celebration, IU Jacobs School of Music Season will offer an extra-special 2019-20 season featuring all the favorite facets of the school.

Four operas, three ballets, the Singing Hoosiers, the Jazz Studies Department, and the inaugural Jacobs Live at the Movies all add up to the most diverse and robust season yet.

Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro kicks off the season in September with a delightfully lively evening of entertainment. The emotionally compelling Dark Meets Light program introduces the ballet season two weeks later.

Then—after 43 years—Wagner’s Parsifal returns! One of the cornerstones upon which IU Opera Theater was built, the legend is being resurrected through the generosity of the Office of President Michael A. McRobbie and will boast the latest in modern technology along with professional singers from around the globe.

The time-honored ballet tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker will open the holiday season on the Bloomington campus, followed by the return of the Jacobs Holiday Celebration, an eclectic evening featuring student and faculty performances from jazz to classical.

Puccini’s double bill of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, balancing painful tragedy and high humor, will begin spring semester, while Verdi’s iconic La Traviata will wrap up our 2019-20 opera season.

Then enjoy a top-notch Jacobs School orchestra providing live accompaniment to blockbuster film Jurassic Park on the big screen in the Musical Arts Center.

The treasured storybook ballet Cinderella, with the lush music of Prokofiev, returns to the MAC, followed by the Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert and Jazz Celebration heating up the stage and closing the production season in late spring.

Experience all the power of vibrant productions, captivating creative teams, the nation’s top young artists, and an incredible array of music and dance.

Call the Musical Arts Center box office at 812-855-7433, or visit operaballet.indiana.edu for tickets today.

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