2017-18 Repertoire

Fletcher Opera Institute


Main Stage Repertoire


La Cenerentola, ossia La Bonta in trionfo

Dramma giocoso in Two Acts
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Jacopo Feretti
Conductor: Antony Walker
Stage Director: Steven LaCosse

February 2 & 6 at 7:30 p.m. and February 4 at 2 p.m. Stevens Center

Impressions de Pelléas

Opera in One Act
Adapted from Pelléas and Mélisande by Marius Constant and Peter Brook
Sung in French with English Supertitles
Music by Claude Debussy
Libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck
Conductor: Christopher Allen
Stage Director: Nicholas Muni

April 18 & 20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. Agnes de Mille Theatre

Scenes Program


An Evening at the Opera

Conductor: Warren Jones
Stage Director: Nicholas Muni

Music and Libretto by Carlisle Floyd

The Rake’s Progress
Music by Igor Stravinsky, text by W.H. Auden & Chester Kallman

Trouble in Tahiti
Music and Libretto by Leonard Bernstein

October 5 at 7:30 p.m. and November 7 at 7:30 p.m. Freedman Theatre (10/5), Fletcher Opera Theatre in Raleigh, N.C. (11/7)

Educational Outreach

The Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Opera in One Act
Music and Libretto by Glenn Winters
Music Director: Mary Ann Bills
Stage 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
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
Haydn Il mondo della luna 2009
Haydn Orlando Paladino 2001
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel 2003
Mechem Pride and Prejudice
Act I Workshop Premiere
Mechem Tartuffe 2005
Menotti The Consul 2015
Mozart Così fan tutte 2011
Mozart Don Giovanni 2004
Mozart Idomeneo 2006
Mozart La finta giardiniera 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 2007
Rota  Il cappello di paglia di Firenze 2016
Schmidt and Jones The Fantasticks 2000
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos 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
Davies/Mozart/Offenbach The Musicians of Bremen 2013
Pinocchio 2014
Fox Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing 2008
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel 2005, 2006, 2009
LaCosse/Sullivan Dr. Siggy's Fantastic Plan 2015