The Ohio Light Opera 2020 Virtual Festival

Please Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time. Once a virtual performance has been released, it will be available for your viewing pleasure all summer long.
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May 23 7:30 PM The first of 20 virtual and archival performances that make up The Ohio Light Opera 2020 Virtual Summer Festival. We begin on Saturday by reaching into the OLO archival vaults for a complete 2015 performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore.

May 30 7:30 PM Hail, Poetry! Reflections on OLO’s Mission. Join us for a virtual performance of “Hail, Poetry!” by members of our 2020 OLO Cast. In addition, a rare ninety minute archival video celebrating Emeritus Artistic Director, James Stuart and the company’s first 25 years.

June 12 7:30 PM Virtual Performance: Reflections on OLO’s mission – Messages and Songs from Our Valued OLO Veterans and an Archive Gala Presentation.

June 13 7:30 PM Virtual Performance: Two Selections from Carousel – OLO 2020 cast followed by Archival Video Clips Celebrating the Early American Operetta and Musical.

June 20 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM Doubleheader! Damn Yankees at 2:00 PM Virtual Performance: Selections from Damn Yankees OLO 2020 cast plus archival video. Carousel at 7:30 PM –Virtual Performance: New faces and different singers perform two selections from Carousel OLO 2020 cast plus archival video.

June 25 2:00 PM Two Selections in Virtual Performance of Let ’Em Eat Cake and Archival Video Clips Celebrating the Early American Musical.

June 27 2:00 PM “From the Merry Video Vault!” Archival Selections from past OLO Performances.

July 3 7:30 PM Reflections on OLO’s Mission Special Virtual Performances by OLO’s valued veterans and a special archive gala performance

July 4 2:00 PM A Retrospective: Celebrating 20 years of OLO’s Fourth of July concerts in downtown Wooster with a virtual instrumental performance and memorable tunes.

July 11 2:00 PM The Gondoliers – Two virtual quartet selections in addition to Act I of OLO’s 2003 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Grand Duke.
July 11 7:30 PM  Patience – Three virtual selections in addition to Act II of OLO’s 2003 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Grand Duke.

July 19 2:00 PM Celebrating the Topsy-Turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan Archival Scenes from past OLO Productions.

July 25 2:00 PM Two Virtual Performances of Offenbach’s Voyage to the Moon and OLO Archival Scenes from rarely seen European Operetta!  A Night In Venice, Cloclo, The Dancing Years, Perchance To Dream, Friederike, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein & La Vie Parisienne.

Aug 1 2:00 PM Virtual Performance: Reflections on OLO’s mission – Messages and Songs from Our Valued OLO Veterans, including a rare archival gala presentation.
Aug 1 7:30 PM Archive Performances from the OLO Merry Video Vaults –an archival full production highlighting the company’s unique mission.

Aug 8 2:00 PM Virtual Performance: Selections from The Mock Marriage – OLO 2020 cast

Aug 22 2:00 PM Reflections on OLO’s mission – From The Merry Video Vaults – Celebrating the Operettas of Emmerich Kálmán

Sep 5 2:00 PM Reflections on OLO’s mission – Messages and Songs from Our Valued OLO Veterans and Current Company

Sep 20 7:30 PM  “Taking Light Opera Seriously!” – Looking Back and Moving Forward – A Virtual Wrap-Up of the 2020 OLO Virtual Summer Season with Set and Costume Design Team Presentations for the 2021 Summer Season

updated 8/3/20