Opera Theatre








The Opera Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University showcases the best that opera has to offer through beautiful singing and innovative storytelling.  Each academic year we produce a fully staged opera, and a smaller scenes program with solos, duets, and small ensembles.  Auditions are held the first week of classes during the fall semester and are open to all students regardless of major. 

Students are featured in leading roles.  Mainstage operas utilize supertitle translations to enhance audience enjoyment and understanding.  These shows are presented with orchestra, choreography, scenery, costumes, and lighting in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the beautiful River Campus, overlooking the Mississippi River. 

Recent productions include:

Cendrillon (Cinderella) by P. Viardot (coming January 2018)
The Bartered Bride by Smetana
Die Zauberflöte by Mozart
Il campanello di notte by Donizetti
The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan
The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart
Suor Angelica by Puccini
Dido and Aeneas by Purcell
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti 

For more information, please contact: Christopher Goeke at cgoeke@semo.edu


River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701