ROBERT NEU NAMED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Skylark Opera Theatre is pleased to announce a thrilling return to the Twin Cities. Renewed and refreshed, after taking a brief hiatus last season, the 35+ year old arts organization is set to offer traditional and new repertoire with a modernized twist in cutting edge and site specific venues.
At the helm is newly appointed Skylark Opera Theatre Artistic Director ROBERT NEU, who brings a rich experience and bold artistic vision to Skylark.
ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SEASON
Skylark Opera Theatre’s 2017 season premieres this February with The Tragedy of Carmen, a reimagined adaptation by Peter Brook of George Bizet's Carmen. Utilizing only six singer/actors, this focused and intimate production creates an unconventional hybrid to attract not only the opera fan, but the theater-goer as well.
The second production, in collaboration with Angels & Demons Entertainment, will be a site-specific, immersive rendering of Mozart's classic Don Giovanni, set during Prohibition in 1932. Of particular interest, these performances will take place throughout The Woman's Club of Minneapolis for an interactive theatre experience. “Directing The Marriage of Figaro last summer at the James J. Hill House was a revelation for me. Our audiences were extremely taken with the site-specific nature of the project and I’m happy to work on another similar approach,” said Neu, who will be directing both productions this season.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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Renewed and refreshed, Skylark Opera Theatre is committed to offering traditional and new repertoire with a modernized perspective in cutting edge and site specific venues. We are committed to offering our audiences a raised bar when it comes to production values and singer/actors.
This is an exciting time in Skylark's history and we welcome YOU to play a part in our revitalization! Whether you have time to volunteer, are a talented singer/actor, have creative talents, and/or have financial support to offer - we want to hear from you. Our contact information is at the bottom of this page. Please feel free to reach out to us!
Skylark thanks its many patrons who have generously made supporting donations and also the organizations who have provided grants, including the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Target Foundation, the Twin Cities Opera Guild, and the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts.
This activity funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.