IU Opera & Ballet Theater

  • 1201 E. 3rd Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-1583

Whether you are new to opera and ballet or are a well-seasoned audience member, you are sure to be inspired, impressed, and moved by the wide array of performances by Jacobs School of Music's Opera and Ballet Theater.


An American Dream

Music by J. Perla What is Home? Imagine you had to leave your home forever tomorrow and could take only what you could carry. What would it be and why? Inspired by actual events, this powerful contemporary opera explores the stories of two women living in... Learn more

Jacobs Live at the Movies

Jurassic Park and Back to the Future were previous season highlights. Don’t miss the next installment in this popular series as the Concert Orchestra performs the score live to one of your favorite contemporary films on the big screen at the Musical Arts Center. Learn more

Eugene Onegin

Music by P. Tchaikovsky Dueling Personalities In nineteenth-century Russia, Eugene Onegin is a sophisticated but cavalier bachelor who rejects young Tatiana’s naive confession of love. Bored, he tries to seduce his best friend’s betrothed, which unsurprisingly... Learn more

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

One of the country’s finest show choirs, this Grammy-nominated ensemble is grounded in the Great American Songbook, raising its collective voices to sing America’s story through immersion in her varied musical traditions, both past and present. Learn more

Star on the Rise: La Bayadère... Reimagined!

Music by L. Minkus Star on the Rise Dedicated to replacing caricature with character in ballet, stagers Phil Chan and Doug Fullington begin by lifting this new-fashioned interpretation of a classical ballet out of India and placing it in a quintessentially... Learn more

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music by S. Sondheim A Razor-Edged Musical The infamous tale of barbarous barber Sweeney Todd, who returns to Victorian-era London obsessed with revenge against the judge responsible for his unjust exile and subsequent death of his wife. The relentless Todd... Learn more

Jazz Celebration

This annual celebration of all things jazz features the very best Jacobs Jazz Studies students and faculty have to offer, while also welcoming renowned guests. Catch the vibe as bouncing big band, searing solos, and edgy ensembles help you swing into spring! Learn more