Little Women

"I want to do something splendid...something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday."
                                             - Jo,
Little Women

Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel about four sisters in 1860s New England premiered as an opera in 1998 to instant acclaim. With moving arias, comic exchanges, and emotional confrontations, it is a showpiece for the young cast who portray the sisters and their suitors.

Madison Opera brings Little Women to vivid life in a semi-staged production that places the orchestra on the Capitol Theater stage, with full dramatic action, beautiful costumes, and scenic elements that make up the sisters’ world.

Come experience a truly American story.


Heather Johnson
Courtney Miller*
Chelsea Morris
Jeni Houser
Cecilia March
Brenda Harris*
Eric Neuville*
Friedrich Bhaer
Craig Verm*

John Brooke
Alexander Elliott*

Alma March
Elizabeth Hagedorn*
Gideon March
Rick Henslin
Mr. Dashwood
Nathaniel Hill*

Learn more about our cast!

* Madison Opera debut


Conductor: Kyle Knox*

Director: Candace Evans

Sung in English with projected text

Production Dates:
February 5, 2016 | 8pm
February 7, 2016 | 2:30pm
Capitol Theater at Overture Center

Related Events

Opera Novice: Opera and Literature | January 15, 2016

Opera Up Close: Little Women Preview | January 31, 2016

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


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