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The Opera Theater of Middle Tennessee State University is program for both undergraduate and graduate students that is a vital part of the university's music scene. MTSU's Opera Theater is known for its creative and innovative productions. Operas performed at MTSU are fully staged, and the company regularly performs to sold-out audiences of MTSU faculty, students, and members of the community.

Recent productions by MTSU OPERA include:

  • The Merry Widow- Lehar
  • Sweeney Todd - Sondheim
  • Die Fledermaus- Strauss (Canceled due to Covid-19)
  • Iolanthe- Gilbert & Sullivan
  • Dido and Aeneas - Purcell
  • The Tender Land - Copland
  • The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
  • The Elixir of Love - Donizetti
  • A Midsummer's Night Dream - Britten
  • The Dialogue of the Carmelites - Poulenc
  • Ragtime: The Musical - Flaherty

The Merry Widow~ Franz Lehar

Opera Spring, 2022

Merry Widow Merry Widow
Merry Widow Merry Widow


Sweeney Todd~ Stephen Sondheim

Theater/Opera Collaboration Fall, 2021

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd



Iolanthe~ Gilbert & Sullivan

Opera Spring 2019


Iolanthe Iolanthe
Iolanthe Couple Fairies

If you are an MTSU student and would like to find out more information about our Opera Theater or become involved, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Will Perkins at