Opera Notre Dame Presents: Sweeney Todd


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Decio Mainstage Theater

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler is an opera based on Christopher Bond’s retelling of the Victorian pennydreadful The String of Pearls. It tells the tale of Sweeney Todd, a murderous barber, and his partner in crime, Nellie Lovett, a baker who disposes of the bodies by baking them into her pies. Meanwhile, Anthony Hope, a sailor who saved Todd’s life, falls in love with Todd’s estranged daughter Johanna, who is being brought up as the ward of the twisted Judge Turpin. The production includes the songs “Not While I’m Around,” “Pretty Women,” and “A Little Priest.”

Performance dates are listed below. All shows will run from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Decio Mainstage Theater.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012

For tickets, contact 574.631.2800, or visit

Sponsored by Opera Notre Dame and the Department of Music