School of Music

Vocal Studies 

ECU Opera Theater 2018-2019

Tell It Slant

Tell It Slant, a world premiere by Melinda Wagner
Commissioned by the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative
Directed by John Kramar and Daniel Shirley
Conducted by William Staub
Music preparation by Eric Stellrecht

Friday, March 22, 2019: 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019: 7:30pm
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Free admission


The Coronation of Poppea

The Coronation of Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Realized by Alan Curtis
Sung in English translation by Arthur Jacobs
Directed by Daniel Shirley
Conducted by John O’Brien

Friday, March 29, 2019: 7:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019: 2:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019: 7:00pm
Historic Turnage Theater
150 W. Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
$20 general admission, $15 seniors/faculty/staff, $5 students with ID
For ticket information call 252-946-2504. For all other information call 252-328-6851.

ECU Opera Theater Productions

Past ECU Opera Theater Productions:

A Little Night Music (Sondheim) 2018
Iolanthe (Gilbert and Sullivan ) 2017
Don Giovanni (W.A. Mozart) 2017
Four Saints in Three Acts (Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson) 2016
The Beggar's Opera (John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten) 2015
Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night-a celebration of the dramatic music of Ned Roem 2014
Idomeneo (Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Based on the play Idomenée by Antoine Danchet) 2014
Tales of Love and Loss from the British Isles (Opera Scenes by Elgar, Britten, and Vaughan Williams) and Riders to the Sea (An opera in one act based on the play by J.M. Synge, set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams) 2013
Lizzie Borden (Beeson) 2012
Insectaphobia (or, Bug Off!) (Macchia) 2013
Così fan tutte (Mozart) 2012
Così Quintet The Medium (Menotti) 2011
A Hand of Bridge (Barber) 2011
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Benjamin Britten) 2010
Mary Stuart (Gaetano Donizetti) 2011
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) 2010
The Consul (Menotti) 2009
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 2009
HMS Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan) 2008
The Magic Flute(Mozart) 2008
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sondheim) 2007
The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti) 2007
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) 2007
Curlew River (Britten) 2006
Il Re Pastore (Mozart) 2006
The Crucible (Robert Ward) 2005
Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc) 2005
A Hand of Bridge Acis and Galatea (Handel) 2004
Don Giovanni (Mozart) 2004
A Childhood Miracle (Rorem) 2003
Three Sisters who are not Sisters (Rorem) 2003
Albert Herring (Britten) 2003 Venus and Adonis (Blow) 2002
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) 2001
Sinners and Saints (An evening of scenes from American Operas) 2001
The Rape of Lucretia (Britten) 2000
Così fan tutte (Mozart) 1999
Suor Angelica (Puccini) 1999
Martin's Lie (Menotti) 1999