5329
Logan
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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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
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/Opera Competition/Dinner/Foreigner
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. Tour of Lyric Theater

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

Afternoon: International Opera Competition - Semi Finals 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 at a local Logan restaurant.

Evening: THE FOREIGNER Lyric Repertory Company

DAY
3
Breakfast/Class/Lunch/The Pianists!/Dinner/Seussical
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: THE PIANISTS! Join our talented professional pianists in an unpredictable concert of classic hits where they'll be dressing up, playing jokes on each other, and who knows what other mayhem will ensue. It's an unforgettable combo of precision, showmanship, and fun. Bring your budding piano virtuosos. They'll love it!

Dinner: DINNER WITH THE LYRIC STARS: Dinner will be at the University Inn with the stars of the Lyric Repertory Company

Evening: SEUSSICAL: Seussical tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community emerge triumphant. Fun for the whole family!

DAY
4
Breakfast/Class/Lunch/The Music Man/Dinner/Madama Butterfly
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: THE MUSIC MAN: Traveling con man Harold Hill arrives in River City hoping to sell marching band uniforms and instruments to unsuspecting Iowans. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects he's up to no good, so of course they fall in love! Now Harold has some hard decisions to make, but is he prepared to face the music? Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Music Man is good ol'-fashioned musical comedy fun!

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

Evening: MADAMA BUTTERFLY: A young Japanese geisha clings to the belief that her arranged marriage with a visiting American naval officer will be loving and permanent. One of Giacomo Puccini’s greatest accomplishments, Madama Butterfly explores themes of cultural and marital imperialism, and the tragic consequences of dashed hopes. Butterfly is a delicate and touching classic.

DAY
5
Class/Lunch/Pirates of Penzance/Hunchback of Notre Dame
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: PIRATES OF PENZANCE: The pirates are celebrating young Frederic's coming-of-age…but he doesn't want to be a pirate! Instead, he wants the beautiful maiden Mabel's hand in marriage and to exterminate his prior piratical patriots. The Pirates of Penzance is comical farce and classical operetta at its finest.

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

Evening: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: Join Quasimodo in the bell tower in this lush retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. With songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will make your heart swell with laughter, tears, and awe. Featuring Disney's Oscar-nominated score plus new songs by Menken and Schwartz.

DAY
6
Breakfast with Stars/Rex/Closing Dinner/Big River
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: REX: Don't miss this unique opportunity to see this 1976 Broadway musical brought back to life. Rex follows the life and loves of King Henry VIII and his obsession with producing a male heir for his throne. Fully staged and revised by legends Sheldon Harnick (2016 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement) and Sherman Yellen, with music by Richard Rodgers. Starring Michael Ballam as King Henry VIII.

Dinner: Closing Dinner at University Inn

Evening: BIG RIVER: The Lyric Repertory Company

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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