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Texas State Opera

Spring Production 2023

The Bat: A Comedic Opera by Johann Strauss II
Texas State Opera Theater. The Bat: A Comedic Opera by Johann Strauss II

The Bat 

A Comedic Opera by Johann Strauss II


Dr. Marc Reynolds, Director of Opera Theater

Dr. Mike Leavitt, Music Director


The opera will be performed on the following dates:

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 2:00pm 
Location: Patti Strickel Harrison Theater, Texas State University
Tickets available at

Texas State Opera Theater Presents the 2022--2023 Season

Stay tuned for Texas State Opera Theater's productions of The Impresario by WA Mozart and First the Words, then the Music by A Salieri in the Fall of Ocotber 2022 in Evans Auditorium. Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II will be presented in March 2023 of the Spring semester in Harrison Theatre. 

This production will be available at in the near future. Stay tuned as specific dates become available.

Texas State Opera Theatre is one of the fastest growing, progressive opera programs in the country. With students excelling in summer opera programs and the professional stage, the word is getting out nationwide that Texas State University is providing a specific, professionally viable opera training experience. It combines numerous performance opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates with hands-on work on performance technique in the classroom as well as one-on-one. Recent masterclasses include acting with John De Lancie, voice with Margaret Lattimore, Maria Kanyova, and David DQ Lee; collaboration with Margo Garrett, and movement with Andrea Heaberlin.  This spring, our students also had the opportunity to work with soprano Margaret Rose-Koenn and mezzo-soprano Jill Grove.

The Performing Arts Center

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Performing Arts Center

Check out the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, which was opened in the Fall of 2014.  An expansive facility, this is where we do our opera productions, scenes productions, and student recitals.

Designed by the architectural firm of Morris Architects, the 69,122-square-foot facility features two professional-quality performance venues — the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre that seats 397 patrons and the Recital Hall that seats 312 patrons.  With instructional space, as well as design and production spaces, the Performing Arts Center is well equipped to meet the educational and artistic production needs of our academic units as it serves the broader San Marcos community