Tickets are on sale now for the Morgantown engagement of the electrifying international sensation THE OPERA SHOW, scheduled for Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center for one night only.

THE OPERA SHOW is a stunning spectacle of the world’s most seductive arias performed in colorful, breathtaking style for the 21st century. This ravishing, original production just completed a sold-out engagement in the United Kingdom and received rave reviews. “Consummately beautiful!” writes The Stage. The Daily Express deemed it “Totally captivating” and “Fiercely brilliant.”

THE OPERA SHOW takes audiences on a journey through the ages and features opera’s most evocative masterpieces, including “Nessun Dorma,” “La Donna E Mobile,” “Habanera,” “O Sole Mio” as well as other classics by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini and Mozart, among others. Featuring dazzling choreography, spectacular costumes and sung by consummate vocalists, THE OPERA SHOW is an electrifying evening that will delight opera enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

THE OPERA SHOW is presented in three acts, carrying the audience through vivid visual allegories beginning with the fanciful Baroque period, to 1940’s post civil war Spain and then through to the electronic age of now and the future.

Produced by To Be Productions (Celia and Richard Mackay, Mitch Sebastian) THE OPERA SHOW originated in the opulent pastoral setting of Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre, a 19th century Italianate estate located in Leicestershire England which the London Daily Telegraph recently deemed “the best kept secret in British Theatre.”

THE OPERA SHOW is an impressive collaboration by an international creative team whose work has been seen in theatres and symphony halls around the world. Direction & choreography by Mitch Sebastian (The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas); Musical Supervision by Matthew Freeman; Arrangements by Noel Vine; Set Design by Sean Cavanaugh; Costume Design by Christopher Giles, Lighting Design by Chris Ellis, Sound Design by Mike Walker.

The Jan. 20 engagement at the WVU Creative Arts Center is part of THE OPERA SHOW’s 2010 international tour through North America and Continental Europe.

Tickets range in price from $25 to $35, depending on seat location and may be purchased at the Mountainlair Box Office, online at and by phone at 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Giant Eagle on Greenbag Road. WVU Students can purchase tickets for $20 with a valid Mountaineer card at the campus box office. One discount will be accepted per identification card.

The University Art Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For more event information, call 304-293-SHOW, or visit us online at



CONTACT: Ali Daly, WVU Arts and Entertainment