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Utah Opera Series - Saturday

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Utah Opera Series - Saturday


Four (4) Utah Opera performances: Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet, Rachel Portman & Nicholas Wright’s The Little Prince, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Bellini’s Norma. Please note that Capitol Theatre will be undergoing extensive and exciting renovations during the spring of 2019. Consequently, the final opera, Norma, will be performed at Abravanel Hall on Saturday, May 4, 2019.



Capitol Theatre: Opera Saturday

Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet

Utah Opera Series
Artists: Robert Tweten, conductor | Vera Lúcia Calábria, director | Anya Matanovič, Juliet | Joshua Dennis, Romeo | Adam Lau, Friar Laurence | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony

A forbidden marriage. A brawl. A tragic misunderstanding. It takes Gounod’s irresistible music to add more drama to Shakespeare’s timeless love story.

Rachel Portman & Nicholas Wright’s The Little Prince Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Rachel Portman & Nicholas Wright’s The Little Prince

Utah Opera Series
Artists: James Lowe, conductor | Tara Faircloth, director | Jacob A. Climer, set and costume designer | Chorister of The Madeleine Choir School, The Little Prince | Stars and Birds | Jared Bybee, The Pilot | Utah Symphony
Description: Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright took Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved story, The Little Prince, and turned it into a magical opera. The Little Prince follows a story narrated by a stranded pilot, performed by baritone Jared Bybee, who meets a young prince that has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. As The Little Prince explores the Earth, he meets a number of colorful, and often puzzling, characters. Experience a night of magic and wonder the entire family will enjoy when Utah Opera unveils imaginative designer Jacob A. Climer’s new production of The Little Prince.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Utah Opera Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Paul Peers, director | Andrew Stenson, Tamino | Joo Won Kang, Papageno | Zulimar López-Hernández, Pamina | Celena Shafer, Queen of the Night | Matt Boehler, Sarastro | Joseph Gaines, Monostatos | Choristers from The Madeleine Choir School, Three child-spirits | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony
Description: A distressed queen, a kidnapped princess, a handsome prince and, of course, his trusty sidekick combine to create a colorful fantasy in The Magic Flute. Mozart’s unique opera blends myth, magic, and music to deliver its life-affirming message that love conquers all. Tasked with rescuing the princess, the prince Tamino and his sidekick Papageno set out on their quest with nothing more than enchanted musical instruments. They undergo trials of virtue, discretion, and charity and soon realize that all may not be as it seems in this magical land. Come be a part of one of Mozart’s most fantastical journeys, conducted by Utah Symphony’s Music Director Thierry Fischer.

Abravanel Hall SLC: Norma

Bellini’s Norma Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Bellini’s Norma

Utah Opera Series
Artists: Stephen Lord, conductor | Crystal Manich, director | Greg Emetaz, video designer | Bradon McDonald, costume designer | Tláloc López-Watermann, lighting designer | Marjorie Owens, Norma | Annie Rosen, Adalgisa | Chad Shelton, Pollione | Adam Lau, Oroveso | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony
Description: Honor, love, and friendship collide in Bellini’s spectacle Norma, considered the pinnacle of the Italian bel canto repertory, to create high drama and vocal pyrotechnics! The spiritual leader of her people is secretly involved with an officer in the enemy army that occupies her country, a crime that would surely bring the penalty of death. What she doesn’t know is that her closest friend and confidant is also in a romantic relationship with that same officer. Hear some of opera’s most passionate and technically demanding vocalism as lies and secrets are revealed in this new production with projections from filmmaker Greg Emetaz and costumes by season 12 Project Runway finalist Bradon McDonald.