Utah Festival Opera

Performances will be held at the beautifully restored Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan, Utah. Its stage accommodates all manner of performances, from the most intimate aria or duet, to the grandest spectacle. From the ornate grand foyer to the sweeping balconies, red plush seats, superb sight lines, and flawless acoustics, the Ellen Eccles Theatre is the perfect setting to be carried away to distant lands of passion, drama, intrigue and romance. The Opera will present six dramatic performances in repertory during this summer’s season.

Utah Festival Opera 20242025 Season Information

Dates are subject to change. Please contact us if you have any questions.

July 3–August 5, 2024

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June 5, 2024
Circulation: 25,000

Anything Goes

Billy Crocker stows away on the S.S. American to take his chances with Hope Harcourt, a beautiful heiress engaged to be married when the ship reaches England. On board, he assembles a crew of notorious criminals and old pals to help win Hope’s hand—and to break up her engagement to the pompous Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Featuring Cole Porter’s legendary music, the S.S. American and her passengers embark on a campaign of sabotage and love with only one rule: Anything Goes!


Only one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved cast of kitties gets to experience life anew in the Heavenside Layer; who will it be? Beneath its amazing visual spectacle and classic music, Cats ponders what kind of life is worth living twice. Bring the whole family and make a “Memory” or two with Utah Festival’s incredible cast and orchestra!

Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost

Michael Ballam stars in a rare back-to-back showing of Giacomo Puccini’s classic comedic opera and Michael Ching’s hilarious operatic sequel. Wealthy patriarch Buoso Donati has died, and his family is shocked to discover that none of them are in his will. They ask the mischievous Gianni Schicchi to get them into the will, but Schicchi’s “help” is more than they bargained for—and so are his discoveries about the circumstances of Buoso’s death.

Guys and Dolls

In a bustling fictionalized Manhattan, Nathan Detroit challenges high-rolling Sky Masterson to a bet: Sky must take a woman of Nathan’s choosing on a dinner date to Havana, Cuba. Nathan and Sky embark on parallel romantic journeys with Nathan’s fiancé Adalaide and Sky’s target, the pious missionary Sarah Brown. As Sky falls for Sarah Brown and Nathan’s love for Adalaide burns anew, the two men discover what a guy must do to win over the woman he loves.

Little Shop of Horrors

Festival favorites Stefan Espinosa and Vanessa Ballam star as Seymour and Audrey, assistants at a floral shop where Seymour has found an odd little plant. The plant quickly grows and learns to speak, promising Seymour a life of fame and fortune in exchange for human blood! Hapless Seymour takes the offer and unwittingly becomes a player in a world-threatening game of horror, comedy, botany, and unforgettable pop-rock stylings.


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