You and Five Friends Can Win Tickets to Fatal Song!

You and Five Friends Can Win Tickets to Fatal Song!

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions 04 Nov 2013

As the production of Fatal Song takes shape, we are all excited at what a different opera experience this is going to be. Fatal Song will take place with both the artists and the audience on the stage of the Rose Wagner, with both traditional seating and cabaret tables.

To celebrate this fun opera comedy, we are giving away a cabaret table for the Thursday, Nov 14th performance – a total of six seats! Just think how much fun you and five friends could have.

To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post with your favorite opera death. The winner will be chosen at random at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 12th.


Kathleen Cahill’s Fatal Song | Nov 14-17

What would happen if Violetta, Carmen, Mimi and other famous opera heroines met in an alternative theatrical universe to beg the question: must the diva always die in the end? Salt Lake Acting Company Resident Playwright Kathleen Cahill imagines this very possibility in her witty and irreverent Fatal Song, where our favorite characters attempt to confront their shared musical mortality by staring death in the face and singing “No!”

  • Olivia

    My favorite death is Magda from The Consul!

    • Louis Moench

      It has to be Aida, but wait, what about Butterfly, or Violetta, or Mimi, yet you can’t forget Senta, and Giulietta who’s only 14, then there’s Carmen, and the Carmelite nuns, and what about poor Desdemona, and Gilda’s song is so gorgeous, almost as gorgeous as Isolde’s–but wait, Isolde doesn’t really die, she is transfigured. I think it’s whatever Ms. Shafer is singing. That’s transfiguring!

  • MEKO

    John the Baptist in Salome!

  • Andrea Kile Peterson

    I’m definitely going to have to say Salome has the best death…I mean come on after Jochanaan dies…his severed head continues to take a very active role through an entire aria and make-out session (depending on the actress). It’s like the death scene that never ends!

  • JumpMaster13

    I know it’s only a short opera, but Puccini’s Suor Angelica has by far the most touching death scene ever. I cried like a baby at the Utah Opera performance! 🙂

  • Char Coakwell

    I’d have to say that mine is Scarpia’s death in Puccini’s Tosca. That’s a death you look forward to!

  • Laura Birch

    Violetta’s death in La Traviata. I cry every time.

  • Lisbeth Perez Lawrence

    Salome. I cried so much.

  • Matthew Redding

    Don Giovanni! Death by statue=EPIC!

  • Misa Darkmindedfeminist

    Gilda from Rigoletto! Her death is so romantic, tragic and sad– dying and sacrificing herself for her beloved *sigh*

  • Melissa Andres Dawson

    Antonia from The Tales of Hoffman.

  • Laura Henderson Penrose

    Definitely Carmen. Talk about the most intense and suspenseful murder/death in all of opera! Even my sports fanatic husband thought it was gripping!

  • ladyjewelm

    LOL – I was quite fond of the final moment of Salome; right when the lights went out. 🙂

  • Nicole LaCount

    Dido’s death in Dido and Aeneas is my absolute favorite death in an opera. I cry.. every. single. time. I mean, come on… who doesn’t love a woman who sings a beautiful aria about her death before her death.

  • Mindy Allen

    Carmen was good, but I really loved Othello… Poor Desdemona!!

  • Becky Workman

    Liu in Turandot

  • Mitchell Atencio

    Bizet’s Carmen.

    (Though the final moments of Salome were pretty epic too….)

  • Anne Peterson

    Suzuki in Madame Butterfly got me hooked on opera. Tragic, a Mom doing herself in.

  • Katherine Garlick

    Gotta love Madama Butterfly.

  • Timm Paxton

    First date material? One of my best and devious test yet.

  • Cristelyn Bryan

    Carmen was so thrilling for me! My hair was standing on end! But alas, Madame Butterfly… Its a toss up!

  • Natalie Easter

    Lucia, Arturo, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Arturo dies on his wedding night, Lucia dies of madness and a broken heart, Edgardo kills himself for love. A lot of death in that opera!

  • Vickie Morgan

    Madam Butterfly is a favorite!

  • Dorian Vandegrift

    Madam Butterfly

  • Rachael

    Margarethe in Faust.

  • Alexandra

    Madam Butterfly. My dad rented the film version when I was young and it’s always stuck with me.

  • Janet

    Violetta. La Traviata was my first opera ever, and I loved it!

  • Mark Swonson

    Porgy and Bess

  • Nancy Eaves

    Don Giovanni being pulled into hell.

  • Celicia James

    When Senta throws herself into the sea claiming her forever devotion to the Flying Dutchman …

  • Chris Saffell

    Liu’s death in Turandot — epic!

  • Tyler Oliphant

    Tosca’s leap from the wall.

  • Marlee Whetten

    Madame Butterfly seems to be a favorite…but Madame Butterfly.

  • Michelle Knight

    Don Giovanni

  • Kim Valeika

    For sure, it’s got to be Carmen. What an intense opera! It was the first opera I saw so it will always be a favorite.

  • Lindsay Barlow

    I love how in the magic flute the Queen of the night is defeated by the light.I love how it shows that light can conquer the darkness.

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Nancy Trapa

    Verdi’s Aida with both Radamese and Aida sealed together forever. A wonderful story and always stirring performances.

  • Becky Reeder

    La Traviata! Saw it at the Sydney Opera house and loved it!

  • Julie Ann Schraufnagel

    I’m told by opera loving boyfriend “La Wally” by Catalani.

  • Brady Cash

    Suor Angelica is greeted at heaven’s gate by Mother Mary and her son.

  • Rossa Rueda-Malavé

    My favorite Rigoletto, Gilda’s Death the music, the story , the scene was so moving , amazing. SImply my favorite death scene and Opera.

  • Aharon Shulimson

    Aharon D. Shulimson
    If I had my choice of opera deaths, I would try to pick one that would be the least painful or unpleasant. Opera heroines don’t die in their sleep, so that one is out. To me, the most horrible death would be the one shared by Aida and Radames. To be sealed in a pitch black tomb to die slowly from starvation or asphyxiation, whichever comes first, with hours or days to contemplate one’s inescapable doom, sounds to me like the worst of deaths.

  • Raina Larkin Thorne

    Dialogues des Carmélites

  • Andrew Brown

    The best I’ve seen was in Lucia when Lucy stabs Bucklaw to death. Her song of insanity makes me feel equally sad for her as for her victim.

  • Danene Peterson

    Carmen, definitely.

  • Dave Maynard

    My favorite opera death would be that of the licentious Don Giovanni meeting his terrible fate engulfed in flames as he is dragged off to hell by the spectre of the man and protective father he killed at the beginning of the opera, all the while confronting divine/demonic retribution with unrepentant defiance. Don Giovanni’s downfall is made all the more thrilling by the crushing finality of Mozart’s thunderous D-minor chords.