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Staff Spotlight: John Cook

Posted by Media Intern in Sets, Staff Spotlight

  John Wayne Cook is the scenic artist for Utah Opera. He is a man who loves his work, stating that “It is a blessing to do what I love.” His job is to paint the sets for Utah Opera productions as well as several regional companies across the…

The Music of Aida

Posted by Utah Opera in Aida, Online Learning, Productions

Verdi’s orchestra is a fairly typical one of the time:  3 Flutes (one doubling Piccolo); 2 oboes; 1 English Horn;  2 clarinets;  1 Bass Clarinet;  2 Bassoons;  4 horns;  2 trumpets;  3 trombones;  bass trombone;  timpani;  triangle;  bass drum;  cymbals;  tam-tam;  harp and strings.   On-stage…

The Creators of Aìda

Posted by Utah Opera in Aida, Online Learning, Productions

GIUSEPPE VERDI As the composer, Verdi gets his own “Chapter,” and another one which lists all his operas and where and when they were first produced. ANTONIO GHISLANZONI Born in Lombardy in 1824, Ghislanzoni’s parents intended him for the priesthood, and sent him to a…

The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning

OBERTO CONTE DI SAN BONIFACIO         Teatro alla Scala, Milan;   November 17,  1839. UN GIORNO DI REGNO                                  Teatro alla Scala, Milan;   September 5,  1840. (IL FINTO STANISLAO                     Teatro San Benedetto, Venice;  1845.) NABUCODONOSOR                                        Teatro alla Scala, Milan;  March 9,  1842. I LOMBARDI ALLA PRIMA CROCIATA       Teatro…