Kent State Opera Theatre continues to grow and expand, offering scene programs and fully staged productions.  

Kent State Opera Theatre is dedicated to developing and nurturing young artists in the craft of opera performance by recognizing their individual strengths as they build the skills necessary to achieve their creative, academic and career goals.


Kent State Opera Theatre Presents the Spring 2023 Concert
“The Telephone” | "Trial By Jury"

Join Kent State Opera Theatre for a double bill of two hilarious one-act operas!  
Our first offering is "The Telephone" by Gian Carlo Menotti.  Lucy and Ben are two young lovers squeezing in time for a swift drink before Ben must dash for his train. He’s about to pop the most important question in his life – but can he compete with the relentless demands of Lucy’s mobile phone?  Gian Carlo Menotti’s exquisite 1947 opera is a romantic comedy in one act, written for just two singers. Its colorful, witty score brings together humor with sly nods to the classics of grand opera.
Question:  Can you sue someone for breaking off an engagement? In Gilbert and Sullivan’s courtroom farce "Trial by Jury," it’s a very serious crime! The fickle and bigoted defendant, Edwin, has fallen in love with another woman and has jilted the plaintiff, the beautiful Angelina. Unfortunately for Edwin, all of the members of the jury (and the judge) have fallen for Angelina themselves. Leave it to Gilbert and Sullivan to write a crazy solution to Edwin’s problem!

March 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. | March 12 at 3 p.m.

Enjoy music from performers, as well as pianists, Maria Castro and Helen Kohler.

Tickets: $10 for adults, Free for 18 and under

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Order by phone: 330-672-2787

Performance held in Ludwig Rectial Hall at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent State University