Butler Opera Center
Shakespeare Gala


a mysterious tree in a dark forest, surrounded by floating fairy lights

Azalea Laredo, Helen Sohyun Park, & Garnett Bruce, directors
Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor

“Music oft hath such a charm / To make bad good, and good provoke to harm” wrote William Shakespeare in his 1623 Measure for Measure. Join the Butler Opera Center in their fall Gala celebrating the stories from the pen of The Bard, transformed by giants of the operatic stage. From Hamlet to Otello, and from Bellini to Britten, this Shakespeare smorgasbord features the rising talent at BOC portraying iconic characters: the good, the good-turned-bad, the star-crossed, and even some fairies.

Scenes from:

Roméo et Juliette
Charles Gounod

Giuseppe Verdi

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Benjamin Britten

I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Vincenzo Bellini

Ambroise Thomas

Giuseppe Verdi


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$10 – 20

All University of Texas at Austin students are allowed one free ticket as long as they are available. Student tickets must be picked up at the Box Office with valid student I.D. Seating is unassigned. There are four wheelchair spaces available in McCullough Theater.

Please review security policies for McCullough Theatre prior to your visit.

Event Types
Opera Vocal Arts