Spotlight on Opera 12th Summer Season

Cindy will wear ALL her hats as Executive Director of Spotlight on Opera, an artistic entrepreneurship and training program for aspiring artists. You're invited to our performances and to participate in our Spotlight a La Carte training opportunities for non-program participants. More info on all here. 

Sunday, June 24, 7 p.m. Anderson Auditorium
Starring Spotlight soprano Gale Odom, mezzo-soprano Cindy Sadler, tenors Nicholas Simpson and Zachary Thomas Newman, baritones Bruce Cain and Adam Philley, collaborative pianist Kristin Roach, and more. Free and open to the public!

Friday, July 6, 7 p.m. JR Gallery & Performance Space

Kick back with a cocktail and enjoy a cavalcade of talent as the 2018 Spotlight cast shows off their best party pieces. $5 General Admission

Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
JR Gallery & Performance Space
You’ve never seen opera like this! Centenary’s resident Broadway expert Adam Philley leads a cast of genre-bending young stars in a surprising night of musical theatre hits. $20/general public, $10/Seniors, students, military with ID

This charming half hour children’s opera will be presented in various July dates and locations – see for details
Little Red’s mom told her to head straight to poor sick Grandma’s with a basket of goodies and make SURE she didn’t talk to strangers. But the Big Bad Wolf is a smooth talker, and Little Red can’t resist stopping by the strawberry patch. Can Little Red outsmart Big Bad and save Grandma? FREE.

July 14, 7 p.m. & July 15, 2 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

When swashbuckling pirates and vivacious Victorian maidens mix, you get hilariously tuneful results. Former apprentice pirate Frederic is torn by his affection for his comrades, his loyalty to country and duty, and his love for Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Meanwhile, the Pirate King, aided by Frederic's former nurse Ruth, is leading an attack on the Stanley manse, with the intention of carrying off his daughters as wives for the pirate band. What's a slave of duty to do? FREE to Centenary students, faculty, and staff. $20/general public, $10/Seniors, students, military with ID

July 21, 7 p.m. &  July 22, 2 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

Spotlight artists showcase their talent in an operatic smorgasbord of excerpts with something for everybody. A great way to sample opera!Free to Centenary students, faculty, and staff. $10 general public/$7 seniors, military, and non-Centenary students with ID.

July 28, 7 p.m. & 29, 2 p.m., Anderson Auditorium

Puccini's masterpiece about the lives and loves of starving artists in 19th century Paris gets a fresh,
modern take from stage director Josh Miller; but the soaring melodies and searing love stories are still there.
Free to Centenary students, faculty, and staff; $20/general public/$10 seniors, military, and students with ID.