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Opera Series - Friday

Capitol Theatre : Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM - Fri 5/18/18 7:30PM

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Opera Series - Friday

Guaranteed same seats for Utah Opera’s full 2017-18 season of Capitol Theatre performances on Friday night. Includes Puccini’s La bohème, Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick, Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi, & Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.


Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick Friday, January 26, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick

Utah Opera Series
Artists: Music by Jake Heggie | Libretto by Gene Scheer | Commissioned by The Dallas Opera Company | Kristine McIntyre, director | Joseph Mechavich, conductor | Erhard Rom, Set Designer | Jessica Jahn, Costume Designer | Joshua Dennis, Greenhorn | Roger Honeywell, Captain Ahab | David Adam Moore, Starbuck | Musa Ngqungwana, Queequeg | Jasmine Habersham, Pip | Craig Irvin, Stubb | Jesus Murillo, Captain Gardiner | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony

Description: Obsession has never run deeper. Since its debut in 2010, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera adaptation of Melville’s classic novel has enraptured audiences with its innovative storytelling. Now, come experience this entirely new production created by and for Utah Opera. Don’t miss this incredible combination of astounding visuals and spellbinding music as Utah Opera sweeps you out to sea on a quest fueled by one man’s willingness to risk everything for revenge.



Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi Friday, March 16, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi

Utah Opera Series
Artists: Tara Faircloth, director | Joseph Colaneri, conductor | Laura Hawkes, set designer Wayne Tigges, Tonio / Gianni Schicchi Scott Piper, Canio | Marina Costa Jackson, Nedda / Lauretta | Aaron Blake, Beppe/ Rinucchio | Michael Adams, Silvio/Betto | Melissa Parks, Zita | Patrick Blackwell, Simone | Abigail Rethwisch, Nella Christopher Oglesby, Gherardo | TBD, Marco | Melanie Ashkar, La Ciesca | Jesús Vicente Murillo, Ser Amantio di Nicolao | TBD, Maestro Spinelloccio | TBD, Pinellino | TBD, Guccio | Chorister from The Madeleine Choir School, Gherardino | Choristers from The Madeleine Choir School | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony

Description: Playing the Clown & Clowning Around. Enjoy a sensational double-bill performance featuring some of the most beloved music in all of opera. The performance begins with Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s emotionally intense masterpiece of passion, infidelity and murder with the famous aria “Vesti la giubba,” sung by the clown Canio, a signature role of Utah Opera’s founder Glade Peterson. Next, heartbreak turns into laughter as Utah Opera explores the lighter side of Puccini with Gianni Schicchi. See what unfolds when a man of great wealth dies and leaves behind a secret will, a gang of scheming heirs, and a hilarious mess. Watch, listen, and laugh, where you’ll find comedy in the chaos.



Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus Friday, May 18, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus

Utah Opera Series
Artists: Kyle Lang, director | Gary Thor Wedow, conductor | Sara Gartland, Rosalinde | Daniel Belcher, Eisenstein | Troy Cook, Dr. Falke | Abigail Rethwisch, Adele | Robert Breault, Alfred | Christopher Oglesby, Dr. Blind | Melanie Ashkar, Sally | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony

Description: Revenge in its most ridiculous form. Take a lot of champagne. Combine it with a cast of outrageous characters. Add in a bat costume. Now stir it into a gigantic party, and you have a recipe for something ridiculously fun. Join Utah Opera for a lavish costumed spectacle that celebrates the close of our 40th Anniversary the best way we know how—with an uproarious production of the ultimate party opera.