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The Ohio Light Opera 2023: Deadline October 23rd!


For 43 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.

Over 100 company members from around the United States are selected each year to become a part of our residency program. The 30 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.

Application deadlines for singers for the 2023 Festival Season is approaching quickly (October 23rd)


Camelot (1960)
Music by Frederick Loewe
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Learner
Based on The Once and Future King by T.H. White

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961)
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert
Based on the novel by Shepherd Mead

No, No, Nannette (1925)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel
Lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach
Bassed on My Lady Friends by Frank Mandel and Emil Nyitray

H.M.S. Pinafore (1878)
or The Lass that Loved a Sailor
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by Sir W.S. Gilbert

Arizona Lady (1954)
Music by Emmerich Kálmán
Libretto by Alfred Grünwald and Gustav Beer

Orpheus in the Underworld (1858)
Orphée aux enfers
Music by Jacques Offenbach 
Libretto by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux & Ludovic Halévy

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