2016–17 Season


Speed Dating Tonight!

September 12–15
Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Music & Libretto by Michael Ching
Conceived by Dean Anthony
Performed in English

Finding Love

In this day and age, how does one find love? Join us for a special speed dating event as we enter the minds and hearts of single young adults looking for a connection. Sparks will fly and fall in this contemporary opera, and we invite you to join in on the fun.


The Ballad of Baby Doe

September 12–15
Cubberley Auditorium

Music by Douglas Moore
Libretto by John LaTouche
Performed in English

Rags to Riches

Love and heartbreak consume the small town of Leadville, Colorado in the late 19th century as Horace Tabor, a married man, meets and falls in love with the stunning Elizabeth “Baby” Doe. Everyones’ lives will change when the silver crash hits, and Horace’s fortune may be in jeopardy. Join us for the 50th anniversary of the premiere of this stunning opera, in collaboration with the Stanford Department of Music.


Man of La Mancha

September 12–15
Piggot Theater

Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Book by Dale Wasserman
Based on I, Don Quixote by Dale Wasserman and Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Fighting Windmills

Two men thrown into jail by the Spanish Inquisition plead their case with the compelling tale of Don Quixote of La Mancha, whose holy quest is a mission of salvation to find compassion not for himself but for others. He falls in love with the beautiful maiden Aldonza and tries to protect her from harm, but can only preach kindness and forgiveness.