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OPERA WORLD PREMIERE: "Oxford Companions"

An opera in three acts by Music professor Giancarlo Aquilanti. Libretto by D.S. Neil Van Leeuwen. Directed by TAPS professor and Stanford Summer Theater Artistic Director Rush Rehm.
Set at Oxford in the 1940s, this brand new opera is a modern tragedy with a romantic spirit -- a story about young people in the wake of World War II caught up in the demands of family, justice, and love. Featuring the Stanford Philharmonmia Orchestra, conducted by Jindong Cai, and performances by critically acclaimed opera singers.

  • Christine Abraham, soprano "Radiant" - Los Angeles Times "Glamorous and melting of voice" - Wall Street Journal
  • Buffy Baggott, Mezzo Soprano “A phenomenon of vocal and dramatic intensity” - SF Chronicle
  • Michael Desnoyers, Tenor
  • Eugene Brancoveanu, Baritone “Extravagantly gifted” -SF Chronicle
  • Daniel Cilli, Baritone “Magnificent” - Boston Globe
  • William O'Neill, Bass 
  • with Voice Students of the Department of Music



Sunday, February 16, 2014. 07:00 PM


Bing Concert Hall


This event is sponsored by the Department of Music, the ASSU, Stanford Live, and the Department of Theater + Performance Studies.




Tickets $10-20 | Free for Stanford Students. Advance Tickets: / 650.725.2787