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Clayton State University Opera
Kurt-Alexander Zeller, director

$10 adults $5 students
Free for CSU faculty, staff,
and students with Laker Card

Richard Bell, conductor

Kathleen Kelly, choreographer

Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts/Division of Music.


Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic parody of the Victorian gothic romance novel. A beautiful orphaned heroine, a shy suitor with a secret, a sailor whose heart isn’t quite as golden as it appears, a lovelorn girl driven to madness, a wicked baronet, a family curse, a haunted ancestral manor and all the other elements of a brooding story by Brontë or Poe or Stoker are turned topsy-turvy by the sharp wit of Gilbert and the effervescent music of Sullivan. Menace becomes hilarity, wrongs are righted, and even the ancestral specter gets to live happily ever after.

Admissions Policy

No one under the age of 12 is admitted to Spivey Hall concerts, unless the concert is specifically designated as being appropriate for younger children. Click here to learn more about Spivey Hall's Young People's Concerts for children in grades Pre-K through 12.

Spivey Hall Forthcoming Performances