Productions

La Traviata, Parties, and Dancing.

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

By Traci Grant Starting on January 18, the newly-renovated Capitol Theatre will once again be filled with the beautiful voices of the Utah Opera performers, the relaxing music from the Utah Symphony, and the magical set designs and costumes. What opera enthusiasts may not expect…

The Newly Renovated Capitol Theatre

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

The newly renovated Capitol Theatre opened yesterday, and we are very much looking forward to being back for our January 2014 production of Verdi’s La Traviata. Are you wondering what changes were made to the Theatre in the past six months? Here’s some insight. First,…

And So the Fall Travel Begins…

Posted by Christopher McBeth in Productions

There is a certain amount of travel that comes with this job. Under the General Ledger it is called “Artistic Research” but it takes several guises. This weekend, the days just before we begin rehearsals in earnest for Salome, it is a mixed bag. Some…

Salome Costumes – Headdresses

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes, Productions

      With Salome opening in less than a month, the Costume Shop is hard at work finishing up the costumes and getting ready for fittings. I caught our milliner, Anna Marie, in the process of working on some headdresses. Here’s a quick peek!…

Capitol Theatre Renovation – in Pictures

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

The Capitol Theatre is currently undergoing some renovations – there will be changes to the seating and sightlines, the heating/cooling system, and the lobby. It’s scheduled to re-open at the beginning of December, and we’ll be back in the Capitol Theatre for our January production…

2013-14 Utah Opera Chorus Auditions

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

The Utah Opera Chorus announces auditions for the spectacular 2013/2014 Utah Opera season, which includes Verdi’s La Traviata, Puccini’s Turandot and Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. In addition, the men of the chorus will perform Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust in concert with the Utah…

Daniel Catán – The Composer of Florencia

Posted by Carol Anderson in Productions

Until his untimely death in April of 2011, Mexican-born composer Daniel Catán was arguably the most notable Latin American composer in the field, and certainly the pre-eminent composer of Latino opera. His upbringing and training were exceedingly cosmopolitan, spanning multiple continents. Born in Mexico City,…