2020-21 Repertoire

Fletcher Opera Institute

Main Stage Repertoire


Salon Opera Double Bill

"Un avvertimento ai gelosi"
(A Warning to Those Who are Jealous)
Salon Opera in One Act
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Music by Manual García
Libretto by Giuseppe Foppa

"Le Inglesi"
(The English Woman)
Salon Opera in One Act
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Music by Manual García
Libretto by Pietro Metistasio

Conductor: James Allbritten
Director: Steven LaCosse

February 26 & 28, 2021 Livestream and Stevens Center

French Opera Double Bill

"Sophie Arnould"
Lyric Play in One Act
Sung in French with English supertitles
Music by Gabriel Pierné
Libretto by Gabriel Nigonde

"L'heure Espagnole"
(The Spanish Hour)
Musical Play in One Act
Sung in French with English supertitles
Music by Maurice Ravel
Libretto by Franc-Nohain

Conductor: James Allbritten
Director: Steven LaCosse

May 7 & 9, 2021

Livestream and Stevens Center

Scenes Program


An Evening at the Opera
Fletcher Opera Fellows perform
scenes from the repertory

Conductor: James Allbritten
Director: Steven LaCosse

November 9, 2020 Livestream and Stevens Center

Educational Outreach

Beethoven Rocks
Sung in English
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

Story and New Lyrics: Steven LaCosse
Music Director: James Allbritten
Director: Steven LaCosse

Past Seasons

Standard Repertoire

Composer Opera Year Performed
Bellini Beatrice di Tenda 2002
Berkeley A Dinner Engagement 2001
Bizet/Brook La tragédie de Carmen 2016 
Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict 2001
Bock and Harnick She Loves Me 2001
Britten Albert Herring 1998, 2010
Britten Owen Wingrave 2013
Britten The Rape of Lucretia 2004
Catán, D. Florencia en el Amazonas 2017
Copland The Tender Land 1999
Debussy Impressions de Pelléas 2018
Donizetti Belisario (Premiere, Critical Edition) 2005
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore 2009 
Donizetti  Maria Stuarda 2010
Dvorák The Devil and Kate 2008
Floyd Slow Dusk 2002
Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury 2011
Handel Radamisto 2007
Handel Rodelinda 2019
Haydn Il mondo della luna 2009
Haydn Orlando Paladino 2001
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel 2003
Massenet Werther 2019
Mechem Pride and Prejudice
Act I Workshop Premiere
Mechem Tartuffe 2005
Menotti The Consul 2015
Mozart La clemenza di Tito 2020
Mozart Così fan tutte 2011
Mozart Don Giovanni 2004
Mozart Idomeneo 2006
Mozart La finta giardiniera 1999, 2014
Mozart La finta semplice 2003
Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor 1998, 2012
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann 2014
Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld 2006
Pasatieri The Hotel Casablanca 2011
Pergolesi Lo frate 'nnamorato 2011
Puccini La rondine 2013
Rodgers and Hammerstein Allegro 2002
Rodgers and Hammerstein Some Enchanted Evening 1999
Rodgers and Hart A Musical Celebration 2003
Rorem Our Town (Commissioning Partner) 2007
Rossini La cenerentola 2018
Rota  Il cappello di paglia di Firenze 2016
Schmidt and Jones The Fantasticks 2000
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos 2000, 2017
Strauss Jr.  Die Fledermaus 2015
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin 2001
Ward The Crucible 2012
Weill Street Scene 2008

Educational Outreach

Composer Opera Year Performed
Barab Fortune's Favorites 2004
Davies/Mozart The Three Little Pigs 2011
Davies/Sullivan Jack and the Beanstalk 2010, 2016, 2017
The Billy Goats Gruff 2012, 2020
Davies/Mozart/Offenbach The Musicians of Bremen 2013
Pinocchio 2014
Fox Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing 2008
LaCosse/Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel 2005, 2006, 2009, 2018
LaCosse/Sullivan Dr. Siggy's Fantastic Plan 2015
The Butcher of Seville 2004, 2007
Winters Tales from the Brothers Grimm 2018