VSU Opera

An Evening with Amadeus - Jan 16 & 17, 2021

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Valdosta State University Opera will present "An Evening with Amadeus - Opera Gala" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 on the Whitehead Auditorium stage.

The concert style presentation will include lively overtures, virtuosic arias, romantic duets, hilarious trios, and the spectacular Marriage of Figaro finale.

VSU Opera student performers will be accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Dr. Kenneth Kirk, Professor of Music.

"The world needs beauty right now, an entertaining distraction. The arts provide that. This concert will showcase our students' talent and growth as musicians. Safety protocols will help make this a safe and enjoyable event." -- Dr. Tamara Hardesty, VSU Opera Director and Producer.

Box Office will open on December 7th. Please call 229-333-2150 M-THUR 9am-4pm and F 9am-2pm.

*Due to Covid-19 seating is socially distanced and allows for 124 in the auditorium per concert. Those attending in person are required to wear a mask throughout the entire performance
*Performance will NOT be live streamed but recorded and sent via Vimeo link to your email the following week.

**A special performance for VSU students is scheduled for 10am on Friday, Jan. 15. Admission is free.

Whitehead Auditorium is located on the first floor of VSU’s Fine Arts Building, at the intersection of Brookwood Drive and Oak Street.

Ticket prices:
$25 General Admission
$20 VSU Faculty & staff
$20 Military
$5 Children & non-VSU Students
*VSU students free with valid ID/1Card

Call the College of the Arts Outreach Office at (229) 333-2150 for tickets and information.


Opera at VSU provides students with the opportunity to train in all aspects of operatic performance techniques. Through the creative effort and mentorship of a talented faculty, VSU students are provided a nurturing environment in which to develop as singing actors. In addition to musical coaching and diction, students receive comprehensive role preparation in the areas of movement, stage deportment, character development and analysis and other necessary theatrical skills.

Students who wish to participate in VSU Opera productions must have permission of the director and should enroll in Opera Workshop. Although the course is designed to help students integrate their acting and singing skills, participation is not limited to voice majors. Students enrolled will audition at the beginning of the semester and will be given roles appropriate to their abilities.

If you are a lover of opera, please consider being a sponsor! The following tax-deductible sponsorship levels are available. Your name will appear in all opera programs. Please call 229.333.2150 for more information.