Proving Up

An Oberlin Conservatory production
Our annual collaboration with the Oberlin Opera Theater for {NOW} Fest '19 is a new production of Proving Up

Missy Mazzoli, composer

Royce Vavrek, librettist

Christopher Mirto, director

Joseph Hodge, conductor

Wilder Hall - Oberlin College Jan. 31 - Feb. 5

FREE Admission 

Performance Dates / Times:


THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019, 2 P.M.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019, 7:30 P.M. 
(Sponsored by Cleveland Opera Theater)

- Seating capacity is limited -

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Oberlin Opera Theater and conservatory voice majors present the gripping and unsettling chamber opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek. Based on the short story from Karen Russell’s 2013 collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove, the opera highlights the horrors of one family’s pursuit of land under the post-Civil War Homestead Act in 75 minutes of seamless musical theater.

Oberlin’s production is directed by Assistant Professor of Opera Theater Christopher Mirto and conducted by Joseph Hodge.


A talkback with special guests follows each performance.

Cleveland Opera Theater sponsors the performance and talkback on February 4.

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