A Night at the Opera
For 40 years the Eugene Opera has been home to one of the finest opera programs on the west coast, staging both the world’s best-known operas and exciting new operatic works. This year the Eugene Opera has doubled the number of productions they usually approach, giving opera fans near and far twice as many opportunities to enjoy the finest of Eugene’s arts and culture scene.
Make your trip as grand as the show itself. Our Night at the Opera package gives you the red carpet treatment, with champagne and delectable chocolates waiting for you in your room to help kick off the night, and complimentary luxury transportation to and from the Hult Center to arrive in style. To book your Inn at the Fifth opera deal, simply select your dates from one of the performances below. Remember, purchase your opera tickets separately at the Eugene Opera.
Much Ado About Nothing
By Hector Berlioz
October 28 & 30, 2016
Shakespeare and Berlioz combine to bring the comedy of Much Ado About Nothing (aka Béatrice et Bénédict) to glorious life. Romance is in the air, even when sparks fly between the independent Beatrice and the cheeky Benedict. Celebrate their cheerful battles as Love reigns supreme in a celebration of word and music that is a delight from beginning to end!
Aida (Act 1 Scene 1) by Giuseppe Verdi
Dialogues of the Carmelites (Act 3) by Francis Poulenc
Die Fledermaus (Act 2) by Johann Strauss
December 31, 2016 & January 2, 2017
Silva Hall at the Hult
Visit Egypt of the Pharoahs with the opening scene of Aida. Travel to Revolutionary France for the achingly beautiful finale of Dialogues of the Carmelites. Then on to Vienna to celebrate New Year’s with Count Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus – with entertaining surprise guests!
West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
March 10 & 12, 2017
Silva Hall at the Hult
This enthralling tale of a 20th century Romeo and Juliet has often been performed by opera companies, and was recorded in 1984 under the baton of Bernstein himself with opera luminaries Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, and Marilyn Horne. Now you can see it live on stage in Eugene!
Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, music by Hector Berlioz
May 5 & 7, 2017
Soreng Theater at the Hult
Celebrate the past and future of Eugene Opera with Director Peter Brook’s hard-hitting distillation of Bizet’s ever-popular opera. The music is Bizet’s (adapted for chamber orchestra), but the story has been rethought, with laser-like focus on the main characters and their passionate, tragic entanglements. Lean, intense, intimate, and gritty, this show is a tantalizing blend of the familiar and the new.