the Red Cloud Opera House
413 N Webster St
Red Cloud, NE 68970
UNL Opera presents Tyler Goodrich White’s O Pioneers! based on Willa Cather’s 1913 novel--her first masterpiece and one of the most compelling tales of the Great Plains. Presented in connection with the 2023 Cather Sesquicentennial, the production features student and alumni singers of UNL Opera, the UNL Chamber Singers, and a sextet of live musicians. Conducted by the composer, this production's stage direction is by William Shomos.
O Pioneers! is being sponsored by the James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Tour Nebraska Opera Fund, with additional support from the Glenn Korff School of Music, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Lied Center for Performing Arts, UNL Friends of Opera, and the Ariel Bybee Visiting Professorship Endowed Fund.
Presented in partnership with The Lied Center’s Arts Across Nebraska with support from Friends of Lied; The Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment; The Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation.
This event is also supported by the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.