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Upcoming performances

Dido and Aeneas, April 19 and 21

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas is based on Virgil's epic poem, The Aeneid and the opera is often said to be the birth of the English Opera art form back when the work premiered in 1689. Dido and Aeneas touches on the idea of fate and the conflict between making an active choice to fall in love vs. the idea of star-crossed lovers of fate ‘making’ you fall in love. In this case, fate intervenes to separate Dido and Aeneas, but the work really investigates how much this is a choice – to follow fate or determine your own future. It remains important to this day dealing with themes and conflict between love and duty.

The character of Dido, abandoned and betrayed, can be interpreted as representing the consequences of political decisions on individuals. Her tragic end may symbolize the personal toll of political actions and the impact of power dynamics on individuals and communities. This may be seen through the lense of climate change, ongoing humanitarian crises, or indeed most any modern example of tragic duty. However, at its core it remains a beautiful tragic love story of star crossed lovers which we are excited to bring to life again.

Directed by Dr, Patrick McNally, assistant professor of music and director of opera.

Tickets are $14 for general public, $12 for seniors, $10 for employees, and children, free for Augustana students.

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OpreX Presents - Opera Scenes, April 20

OperX will perform a wonderful evening of scenes from operas and musical theatre. Prepared under the always exciting direction of Patrick McNally this scenes program will tug at your heart and embrace your soul!

Tickets are $14 for general public, $12 for seniors, $10 for employees, and children, free for Augustana students.

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Private Lives, April 25-28

'Private Lives' a comedy written in 1930 by Noël Coward, follows a divorced couple that happen to honeymoon at the same hotel with their new spouses. They seemed to never fall out of love.

Directed by Grey White '24.

Tickets are $10; or $7 for seniors; free for Augustana students; $5 for faculty and staff, students and children.

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Our Country's Good, May 9-12

Set against the backdrop of Australia's penal colony in the late 18th century, this thought-provoking drama is a poignant examination of the redemptive power of theatre. As the struggling colony grapples with issues of justice and rehabilitation, a group of convicts and British officers embark on an audacious project: to stage a play that will not only entertain but also enlighten and lift their spirits. Amid the harsh realities of their existence, the production becomes a beacon of hope, revealing the shared humanity that transcends societal divisions.

Through the exploration of the relationships between captives and captors, Our Country's Good masterfully navigates themes of oppression, self-discovery, and the unifying force of art,  underscoring the enduring truth that even in the harshest of circumstances, the spark of creativity can illuminate the path to redemption.

Directed by Jeff Coussens, Augustana professor of theatre arts.

Tickets are $15 for general public, $12 for seniors, $10 for employees, students and children, free for Augustana students.

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Dance Co. Spring 2024 Performance - May 18

Come see Dance Co. showcase their talents in their spring performance. 

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The Augustana Ticket Office is located on the east side of the Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (behind Centennial Hall) and is open 12 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. when school is in session. Hours may vary. Tickets are available to purchase online 24/7 using the ticketing links above.

Email or call 309-794-7306 (toll-free at 800-798-8100, ext. 7306) if you have questions or need assistance.

A $2.25/ticket convenience fee will be applied to all online orders. The convenience fee is waived for all orders made over the phone or in person.  

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Faculty recital: Charles Schmidt, piano

Dr. Charles Schmidt will offer a piano recital. He is a continuing lecturer and assistant professor of piano, class piano and musicianship.

Augustana Jazz Ensemble concert

The Augustana Jazz Ensemble will perform, directed by Dr. Joel Lindscheid.

Guest artist recital: Stephen Swanson, baritone, and David Gompper, piano

Guest artists Stephen Swanson, baritone, and David Gompper, piano, from the University of Iowa will perform "Swansongs: The Last Recital."

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