OPERA

The society now has formally established an Opera Unit through the special funding by Gen. T. Y. Danjuma. This also gave birth to the designation of Head of Opera. Before this formal establishment of Opera Unit there is over 10 years of opera performances in the Society. The first opera, La Traviata, Act. 1, performance was in 2011 by the MUSON Diploma School of Music directed by Joseph Oparamanuike. Sir Emeka Nwokedi and Mr. Thomas Kanitz have also contributed to the growth of opera in Society.

Brief History

OperaDepartmentYearsProducers
La Traviata (Act 1) by G. Verdi Diploma School 2011 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
The Pirate of Penzance by A. Sullivan MUSON Choir 2011/15 Sir. Emeka Nwokedi
The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart Orchestra/Choir 2012/13 Mr. Thomas Kanitz
Opera Scenes (from different operas) Diploma School 2015 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
L’Elisir d’Amore by G. Donizetti Opera Unit 2015 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
Patience by A. Sullivan Diploma School 2016 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
The Bartered Bride by B. Smetana MUSON Choir 2016 Sir. Emeka Nwokedi
The Magic Flute Diploma School 2017 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
La Fille du Regiment by G. Donizetti Opera Unit 2017/18 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
The Yeomen of the Guard by A. Sullivan Diploma School 2018 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
La Boheme by G. Puccini Collaboration with The Consulate General of Switzerland, Lagos 2018 Mrs. Teuta Nicolet
Don Giovanni by W. A Mozart Opera Unit 2018 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
Opera Scenes (from different opera) Opera Unit 2019 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
Il barbiere di Siviglia G. Rossini Opera Unit 2019 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss Diploma School 2019 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
Don Pasquale by G. Donizetti Opera Unit 2019 Mr. Jo Oparamanuike
Guillaume Tell by A, Gretry Collaboration with The Consulate General of Switzerland, Lagos 2019 Mrs. Teuta Nicolet