'Tosca,' 'Magic Flute' and contemporary work are on Indianapolis Opera's new season

Two esteemed classics will be the pillars of Indianapolis Opera's 2022-23 season. "Tosca" and "The Magic Flute" are centerpieces of the fall and spring seasons, and scheduled around them will be a contemporary opera, free concert in the park and competition, among other events.

Here's the full schedule. Visit indyopera.org to buy tickets.

Opera in the Park

Sept. 10 at MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park. Free, with reservations required. $10 donation suggested.

Hoosier artists take the stage, including soprano Angela Brown, conductor Alfred Savia, pianist Joshua Thompson, saxophonist Jared Thompson and baritone Daniel Narducci. The Indianapolis Youth Orchestra also will perform an opening that commemorates 9/11.


Nov11-13 at the Tarkington Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Carter Green in Carmel. $39-$92.

Angela Brown, who has made her name internationally, will play the leading role in the classic opera about a woman and her lover under threat from the chief of police during a political investigation.

Joseph McBrayer sings during a March 15, 2022, rehearsal for "Brundibar & Vedem,” at “The Toby” theater at Newfields.

'The Magic Flute'

May 5-7, 2023, at the Toby theater at Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road. $39-$92.

The opera contains some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most famous melodies and the stunning high solos from the Queen of the Night. It all brings audiences through Prince Tamino's journey — with his flute and bells — to rescue Pamina from a sorcerer with help from his friend Papageno.

More concerts and events

Along with its annual free concert and centerpiece operas in the fall and spring, the organization will host several other events:

  • Opera Ball: With a theme of "Venetian Nights — a Masquerade Gala," the evening will include a silent auction, casino games, dancing and music from "Tosca" and "Phantom of the Opera." (Oct. 22 at the Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St. $250.)

  • Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition: The Indianapolis Opera will host the Indiana district of the competition for emerging opera singers. (Dec. 10 at Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis, 1230 Greyhound Lane. $25. $10 students day-of.)

  • Taste of the Indianapolis Opera: A multi-course meal at Union 50 will be accompanied by the opera's resident artists' performances of opera, musical theater and American Songbook favorites. (Feb. 22, 2023, at Union 50, 620 N. East St. $150.)

  • 'Gallantry:' The one-act opera will be part of the new Contemporary Workshop Series. The work, which is a comedic love triangle in the spirit of a TV soap opera, is by composer Douglas Moore. Another contemporary opera will also have its premiere. (March 25-26, 2023, at the Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St. $50. $25 students. Free ages 12 and under.)

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