Don Giovanni

Alumnus Nathan Gunn, the general director of Lyric Theatre @ Illinois and a star on stages across the planet, made a different kind of debut in Don Giovanni in 2018. Not only did he play the title role—a corporate raider living in Manhattan in this version—but for the first time he served as director of an opera.

Photo by Darrell Hoemann.


Choreographed by Earl Mosley for November Dance 2014

Photo by Natalie Fiol

Kama Begata Nihilum

Phone apps that allow audience members to interact in real time with the movement, iPads onstage that dancers use to project images and make music, and networked performances featuring dancers on separate continents are only a handful of ways that John Toenjes of Dance at Illinois incorporates technology into his work.

Choreography by John Toenjes for February Dance: Hybridity, 2014, Photo by Natalie Fiol.

Euphonium Players

How many ensembles can an euphonium player join? It depends on how much time you have in your schedule. From Basketball Band to a Lyric Opera @ Illinois pit orchestra to Brass Choir to Wind Symphony to the aptly named Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, the choices are vast. Literally dozens of groups are open to other brass and wind instrumentalists, percussionists, jazz specialists, singers, string players, and electronic music makers too.

Photo by Justine Bursoni.

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