Productions

Puccini’s Musical Style

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Puccini’s work is viewed by historians as the culmination of the Italian bel canto tradition, a line that goes back to the works of 19th-century opera composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.  Although viewed as Verdi’s true successor, Puccini’s operas are infused with German and…

The Silk & Spices Festival

Posted by Opera Gal in Community, Turandot

The annual Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Cultural Festival is in full swing. This year’s theme is Silk & Spices: A Cultural Festival Celebrating the Music & Arts of China. So far, the events have included a Utah Symphony performance, the celebration of the Chinese…

2014-2015 Utah Opera Season Announcement

Posted by Utah Opera in Productions

We are so excited for Utah Opera’s 2014-15 Season! Artistic Director Christopher McBeth has announced that the company’s 37th season will feature Utah Opera premieres of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and the highly demanded returns of Giacomo Puccini’s…

La Traviata and Cora Pearl

Posted by Utah Opera in Productions

Through Jan 26, the Utah Opera continues their season with La Traviata, a story of a beautiful Parisian woman who survived on the riches of the men she dated. The story follows Violetta through her life and parties and the pains of falling in love….

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,…