For over forty seasons, The Ohio Light Opera has dedicated itself to the exploration and production of the best of traditional operetta and musical theater. Founded by James Stuart as a Gilbert and Sullivan repertory summer festival, the company has grown to encompass all forms in the light opera canon. This includes the complete Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, as well as the recognized treasures from the Viennese, French, Hungarian, German, and American repertoire.
For our 2022 festival season we are excited to return to a season that looks very much like our traditional one, only a bit shorter. We will be presenting six full productions - five on the mainstage and the sixth in an outdoor venue.
Over 100 company members from around the United States are selected each year to become a part of our residency program. The 40 performing artists who make up the vocal ensemble are chosen for their abilities to perform and work at the highest level in all disciplines demanded by the company’s specialized repertoire: singing, acting, and dancing. With over 120 titles produced, over 200 productions, and 550,000 patrons watching, The Ohio Light Opera has become the forerunner in promoting the light opera genre.
Online audition application deadline extended to January 28th, 2022.
THE OHIO LIGHT OPERA 2022 SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON
Music by Richard Rogers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Michael Stewart
THE STUDENT PRINCE
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Book and Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Music by Authur Sullivan
Libretto by William Gilbert
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
THE MOCK MARRIAGE
Music by Franz Lehar
Original German LIbretto by Julius Bauer
English Lyrics by Greg Opelka and English Dialogue by Steven A. Daigle