Nov 15-17, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

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"No matter how your story ends, no one is a failure who has friends."

Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera
with Co-Commissioners San Francisco Opera and
the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in December 2016

It may be Christmas, but for George Bailey it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. Based on the 1946 movie of the same name, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's brand new opera adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" follows a young guardian angel named Clara as she attempts—with heart and just a bit of holiday magic—to prove to George what an incredible impact he's had on his small town.

"It's a Wonderful Life" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. With savings of 15-20% season ticket orders start at just $40. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Learn more

Single tickets go on sale Aug. 19, 2019. Remind me

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.

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