5329
Utah
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre: Eight Performances!
Join us at the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, where you’ll attend seven performances, enjoy dynamic lectures and savor a private breakfast with director Michael Ballam.
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6 nights
17 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Orientation Dinner
Logan, UT
D
University Inn

Activity note: The Orientation Dinner is held on the beautiful Utah State University campus

Dinner: The University Inn & Conference Center will host a Road Scholar Orientation Dinner to kick off a week of Opera Magic. The dinner and information session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the University Inn Conference Room 507.

DAY
2
Breakfast/Class/Lunch/Performance/Dinner/Performance
Logan, UT
B,L,D
University Inn

Activity note: All opera and music classes are held in the University Inn.

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (hard boiled eggs, waffles, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.

Morning: Class in the University Inn 507 - Utah State University instructor led course.

Lunch: Lunch will be held downtown at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Concert at Logan Tabernacle

Dinner: Dinner at a local Logan restaurant.

Evening: Utah Festival Opera Performance CHARLIE BROWN Charlie Brown is five years old and worries his place in the world is hopelessly hopeless. The gang is here too: bossy Lucy, her love interest Schroeder, the perfectionist Sally, and Snoopy – all in rare form. From Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, Charlie’s anxiety is on the rise until his friends finally concede, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” This is a crowd-pleasing classic, so load up the kids and come to the Utah Theatre for a family-friendly fun time!

DAY
3
Breakfast/Class/Lunch/The Pianists/Dinner/Starcatcher
Logan, UT
B,L,D
University Inn

Activity note: All opera and music classes are held in the University Inn

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (hard boiled eggs, waffles, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.

Morning: Opera and music classes will be offered in the morning in University Inn Conference Room 507. Instructors will bring to life the magical history of the composers, the stories and themes behind the operas featured in Utah Festival Opera's Season.

Lunch: Lunch will be held downtown at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Utah Festival Opera Performance THE PIANISTS Join our extraordinary pianists in an unpredictable concert of classic masterworks interspersed with comedy, and who knows what other mayhem will ensue.

Dinner: Dinner at a local downtown restaurant

Evening: Lyric Repertory Company STARCATCHER

DAY
4
Breakfast/Class/Lunch/Performance/Dinner/Performance
Logan, UT
B,L,D
University Inn

Activity note: All opera and music classes are held in the University Inn

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (hard boiled eggs, waffles, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.

Morning: Opera and music classes will be offered in the morning in University Inn Conference Room 507. Instructors will bring to life the magical history of the composers, the stories and themes behind the operas featured in Utah Festival Opera's Season.

Lunch: Lunch on Utah State University Campus

Afternoon: Utah Festival Opera INTERNATIONAL OPERA COMPETITION Utah Festival hosts more than 20 extraordinarily talented artists in a world-class opera competition. YOU help select the winner, who then heads to Italy to compete for the ultimate operatic prize.

Dinner: Dinner will be at one of Logan's charming downtown restaurants.

Evening: Lyric Repertory Company GARDENS

DAY
5
Class/Lunch/Performance/Dinner/Performance
Logan, UT
B,L,D
University Inn

Activity note: All opera and music classes are held in the University Inn

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (hard boiled eggs, waffles, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.

Morning: Opera and music classes will be offered in the morning in University Inn Conference Room 507. Instructors will bring to life the magical history of the composers, the stories and themes behind the operas featured in Utah Festival Opera's Season

Lunch: Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Logan.

Afternoon: Utah Festival Opera THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Count Almaviva visits the house of Doctor Bartolo and serenades Rosina, whom Bartolo keeps confined to the house. But Figaro the barber knows all the town's secrets and explains to Almaviva that Rosina isn’t Bartolo's daughter, and that the doctor intends to marry her. The Barber of Seville is comic opera at its best.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Logan.

Evening: Utah Festival Opera THE SECRET GARDEN Young Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle Archibald who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British moor. Inside that house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls and a neglected garden. Can hope bloom in such a place? Enter The Secret Garden and see.

DAY
6
Breakfast with Stars/Performance/Closing Dinner/Performance
Logan, UT
B,L,D
University Inn

Activity note: Bring your passport to the closing dinner to get a Utah State sticker!

Breakfast: We will join Michael Ballam & UFO Stars in the open-air Café Des Artistes for a charming breakfast and a lively discussion of the season.

Morning: Enjoy a stroll through the Cache Valley Gardeners Market located outside the historic government building and visitors center.

Lunch: Lunch will be at the open-air Café Des Artistes

Afternoon: Utah Festival Opera INTO THE WOODS Once Upon a Time...a baker and his wife ventured Into the Woods to find ingredients to lift a witch’s curse so they could have a child. Along the way they met Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and other colorful characters in this must-see magical musical quest.

Dinner: Closing Dinner at University Inn

Evening: Utah Festival Opera AMAZING GRACE: THE MUSICAL Follow the journey of Englishman John Newton as he transforms from slave trader to abolitionist. Composer of the timeless hymn Amazing Grace, can Newton secure his own redemption? Don’t miss this poignant 2015 Broadway musical masterpiece.

DAY
7
Breakfast on the Patio (Weather Permitting)/Checkout
Logan, UT
B

Activity note: Check out is at noon.

Breakfast: Finish off an incredible week of magical music and opera with a breakfast cookout. Mingle with new found friends and reminisce on the lovely experiences of the past week.

Afternoon: Check-out time is at noon.






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