Free Student Tickets

Britten’s Turn of the Screw

Sep 27, 2017
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)

Featuring Juilliard ADOS artist Christine Taylor Price and Felicia Moore

Based on Henry James’ fabulously creepy novella, Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century operatic masterpiece The Turn of the Screw is incisive, evocative, spare, and profoundly mysterious. Hired to tutor two children living at a great estate deep in the English countryside, a governess is strongly warned never to ask help of her employer and to rely solely on the housekeeper, but she soon discovers there are more people inhabiting the estate than she was aware. Who are these mysterious residents and what exactly is their relationship with the children? This new production by renowned American director Stephen Wadsworth (Met, La Scala, Vienna State Opera, London’s Royal Opera) stars two new young virtuosos from our Juilliard collaboration, sopranos Christine Taylor Price and Felicia Moore. Performed with the Columbus Symphony. Sung in English. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice

April 18, 2018
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)

Opera Columbus, Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre, and NYC’s Company XIV collaborate to explore this gripping and timeless love story through the lens of today’s technology. While staying true to the original score and honoring the traditions of Baroque opera, this full production pushes the boundaries of operatic presentation through digital sound augmentation, captivating choreography, video projections, and aerial artistry. Countertenor Siman Chung makes his Opera Columbus debut in the title role, introducing Columbus audiences to his rare and beautiful voice type in some of the world’s most exquisite melodies of love, loss, and desperation. Performed with the Columbus Symphony. Berlioz version. Sung in French with English surtitles

The Cooper-Bing Competition

May 6, 2018
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)

The purpose of the Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing Competition is to discover, recognize, and encourage young operatic talent. Come see the next generation of opera stars perform in a new competition format, with a top prize of $10,000.


Free ticket reservations are open to all middle and high school students. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Seat availability is not guaranteed. For every 10 students, schools will receive one complimentary chaperone ticket reservation.

To reserve your tickets please contact Destiny Coleman at or call 614-384-5636.