Revenge is a dish best served with meat pies.

After 15 years of unjust imprisonment in a penal colony, the barber Sweeney Todd returns to the gas-lit streets of Victorian London to claim vengeance on those who wronged him. Sondheim’s stunningly inventive score contains intense drama, macabre humor, lyrical purity, and an unforgettable final scene.

Don’t miss this thrilling American masterpiece.


Sweeney Todd
Corey Crider*

Mrs. Lovett
Meredith Arwady*

Jeni Houser

Judge Turpin
Thomas Forde

Anthony Hope
Daniel Shirley

Beggar Woman
Emily Pulley*

Tobias Ragg
Joshua Sanders

Beadle Bamford
Jared Rogers*

Adolfo Pirelli
Robert Goderich

 * Madison Opera debut

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Conductor: John DeMain

Director: Norma Saldivar*

Sung in English with projected text

Production Dates:

Friday, February 6, 2015 | 8pm
Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 8pm
Sunday, February 8, 2015 | 2:30pm
Capitol Theater at Overture Center

Run time:
approx. 2 hours 50 minutes, including one intermission

Related Events

Opera Novice: American Opera vs. Musicals  / January 16, 2015

Opera Up Close: Sweeney Todd preview / February 1, 2015

Opera Talks: Pre-Opera lecture and Post-Opera Q&A session

Nov. 21 & 23, 2014
Feb. 6, 7, & 8, 2015
April 24 & 26, 2015
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