UTAH OPERA’S 2018-19 SEASON
EVERY VOICE TELLS A STORY
Experience Utah Opera’s upcoming season of opera
See all four operas for as little as $91.
- Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet featuring Anya Matanovič and Joshua Dennis as the star-cross'd lovers.
- A new production from the Utah Opera Production Studios of Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright’s The Little Prince in partnership with The Madeleine Choir School.
- Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer returns to conduct Mozart’s The Magic Flute featuring Utah Opera favorite Celena Shafer as The Queen of the Night.
- A special, semi-staged performance of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece Norma at Abravanel Hall with costumes designed by Project Runway finalist Bradon McDonald.
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Escape into the exquisite sets, powerful storylines, and exceptional performances you won’t find anywhere else but at Utah Opera. Remember, when you subscribe to four operas you get guaranteed seating, insider access, flexible ticketing, and priority service–all at a great price.
Romeo and Juliet
October 13 (7:30 PM), 15 (7 PM), 17 (7 PM), 19 (7:30 PM), & 21 (2 PM), 2018
The greatest love story ever told, with music that will stir your emotions.
Shakespeare’s tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet has been tugging at the heartstrings of theater-goers for more than four centuries. Anya Matanovič (The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel) and Joshua Dennis (Moby-Dick) return to Utah Opera as the two star-cross’d lovers in Romantic-era composer Charles Gounod’s musical take on this story. The pair shares no fewer than four irresistible duets throughout the show, with the final heart-wrenching harmonies occurring in the tomb just as Juliet awakes and Romeo breathes his last breath. Whether on Team Capulet or Team Montague, this performance will unite all who see it in vigorous applause.
Photo: Kent Miles for Utah Opera (2005)
RACHEL PORTMAN & NICHOLAS WRIGHT’S
THE LITTLE PRINCE
January 19 (7:30 PM), 21 (7 PM), 23 (7 PM), 25 (7:30 PM), & 27 (2 PM), 2019
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
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 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 a new production of The Little Prince.
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THE MAGIC FLUTE
March 9 (7:30 PM), 11 (7 PM), 13 (7 PM), 15 (7:30 PM), & 17 (2 PM), 20199
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.
Photo: Kent Miles for Utah Opera (2006)
May 4 (7:30 PM), 6 (7 PM), 2019
LOVE, LOYALTY & THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL.
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.
Photo: Jane Hobson for English National Opera
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