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MOZART’S

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

CAPITOL THEATRE

May 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 (7:30 PM)
May 15, 2016 (2 PM)

Opening Night, May 7th, will be red carpet night.

ON THE EVE OF FIGARO’S MARRIAGE TO SUSANNA, THE COUNT’S WANDERING EYE HAS LANDED ON THE LOVELY BRIDE-TO-BE. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess must spring into battle when she learns of her husband’s plans. From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart’s comic masterpiece brilliantly delivers an ageless message of love and forgiveness.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

CAST

Gary Thor Wedow, Conductor
Tara Faircloth, Director
Seth Carico, Figaro
Craig Irvin, Count Almaviva
Zulimar López-Hernández, Susanna
Nicole Heaston, Countess Rosina Almaviva
Abigail Levis, Cherubino
Melissa Parks, Marcellina
Patrick Blackwell, Dr. Bartolo
Joseph Gaines, Basilio
Christian Sanders, Don Curzio
Jessica Jones, Barbarina
Christopher Clayton, Antonio
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony Orchestra

LECTURE SERIES

PRELUDE LECTURES
One hour pre performance, Capitol Room

Prelude lectures by principal coach Carol Anderson offer insights before each Utah Opera production. This introduction includes historical context, musical highlights, and a behind-the-scenes perspective. Preludes are free with your opera ticket and begin one hour before curtain in the Capitol Room.

QUESTION & ANSWER
Post performance, Capitol Room

Do you have questions to ask or comments to share about tonight’s performance and Utah Opera? Please join Christopher McBeth in the Capitol Room after each performance for a Question & Answer session.

SYNOPSIS

ACT I. Setting: Count Almaviva’s chateau, near Seville. Figaro, valet of the Count Almaviva, is busy appraising his new room which his employer has assigned him and his betrothed, the fair Susanna. Susanna enlightens Figaro as to Almaviva’s amorous behavior, suspecting the Count might intend to exercise his droit du seigneur, and hopes that Figaro can outwit him...

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ONLINE LEARNING

With Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, we have an Austrian composer writing an Italian opera based on a French play set in Spain—it doesn’t get much more cosmopolitan than that! But to understand the story behind the creation of this opera, we really need to go back to that series of French plays by the watchmaker, musician, inventor, diplomat, part-time arms dealer, and author Pierre Beaumarchais...

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EXPAND YOUR EXPERIENCE

COOKING CLASS
Harmons Cooking School at City Creek

Join Harmons Cooking School at City Creek before the show to experience a culinary adventure inspired by the Marriage of Figaro. The Marriage of Figaro was written by a German, with the libretto by an Italian, is based on a play written by a Frenchman, and for this performance will be set in England. To highlight the diverse cultures hidden in the opera, Harmon's own Chef Evan Francois will present a Passport to Europe menu.

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COOKING CLASS
Salt Lake Culinary Center - School Kitchen

You may come hungry but you won’t go home hungry! Come cook and eat some of Italy’s best recipes. From Tuscany’s classic white bean soup to profiteroles with chocolate sauce, this class’s recipe will not disappoint.

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SPONSORS

Production Sponsor:

Zions Bank

Opera Artistic Director Sponsor:

Emma Eccles Jones Foundation

Opening Performance Sponsor:

C. Comstock Clayton Foundation

Wednesday Performance Sponsor:

BMW BMW of Murray | BMW of Pleasant Grove

Floral Season Sponsor:

Every Blooming Thing

Conductor Sponsor:

The New Yorker

VERDI’S

AIDA

CAPITOL THEATRE

March 12 | 14 | 16 | 18 (7:30 PM)
March 20, 2016 (2 PM)

Opening Night, March 12th, will be red carpet night.

IN ANCIENT EGYPT, A CAPTIVE ETHIOPIAN PRINCESS, AIDA, IS TORN BETWEEN HER LOVE for the Egyptian commander Radames and her loyalty to her own father and country. The lovers must fend off the schemes of a fiercely jealous Egyptian princess and prove whether true love trumps honor and duty.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

CAST

Ari Pelto, Conductor
Garnett Bruce, Director
Daniel Charon, Choreographer 
Jennifer Check, Aida
Marc HellerRadamés
Matt TrevinoThe King of Egypt
Katharine GoeldnerAmneris
Derrick ParkerRamfis
Alfred WalkerAmonasro
Chrisitan SandersMessenger
Rebecca PedersenHigh Priestess
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony Orchestra

LECTURE SERIES

PRELUDE LECTURES
One hour pre performance, Capitol Room

Prelude lectures by principal coach Carol Anderson offer insights before each Utah Opera production. This introduction includes historical context, musical highlights, and a behind-the-scenes perspective. Preludes are free with your opera ticket and begin one hour before curtain in the Capitol Room.

QUESTION & ANSWER
Post performance, Capitol Room

Do you have questions to ask or comments to share about tonight’s performance and Utah Opera? Please join Christopher McBeth in the Capitol Room after each performance for a Question & Answer session.

SYNOPSIS

Young Radamès is informed by Ramfis, a high priest, that war with the Ethiopians is inevitable. The warrior seeks glory in battle and also hopes to win the beautiful captive Nubian slave, Aïda...

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ONLINE LEARNING

Giuseppe Verdi was born on October 10, 1813, in the village of Le Roncole near Bussetto, a small city in Northern Italy. At that time the area was governed by France...

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Production Sponsor:

JaneT Q. Lawson Foundation

Conductor Sponsor:

Questar

Artistic Director Sponsor:

Emma Eccles Jones Foundation

Supertitles Sponsor:

Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Floral Season Sponsor:

Every Blooming Thing

Cast Party Sponsor:

Squatters

Puccini's

TOSCA

CAPITOL THEATRE

October 10 | 12 | 14 | 16 (7:30 PM)
October 18, 2015 (2 PM)

Opening Night, October 10th, will be red carpet night.

A FIERY, YOUNG DIVA, FLORIA TOSCA, IS FORCED TO PLAY A ROLE SHE NEVER IMAGINED when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a vicious police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a heart-stopping conclusion in one of opera's most intense dramas.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

 

CAST

Robert Tweten, Conductor
Kathleen Clawson, Director
Kara Shay Thomson, Floria Tosca
Dinyar Vania, Mario Cavaradossi
Michael Chioldi, Baron Scarpia
Kevin Nakatani, Cesare Angelotti
Michael Wanko, Sacristan
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony Orchestra

SYNOPSIS

ACT I. The Kingdom of Naples’ control of Rome is threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. Political prisoner Cesare Angelotti has bolted from the Neapolitan prison and fled to his sister’s private chapel in the Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle. As an aged Sacristan kneels to pray, Mario Cavaradossi enters the church to continue work on his painting of Mary Magdalene...

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LECTURE SERIES

PRELUDE LECTURES
One hour pre performance, Capitol Room

Prelude lectures by principal coach Carol Anderson offer insights before each Utah Opera production. This introduction includes historical context, musical highlights, and a behind-the-scenes perspective. Preludes are free with your opera ticket and begin one hour before curtain in the Capitol Room.

QUESTION & ANSWER
Post performance, Capitol Room

Do you have questions to ask or comments to share about tonight’s performance and Utah Opera? Please join Christopher McBeth in the Capitol Room after each performance for a Question & Answer session.

ONLINE LEARNING

In Puccini’s opera Tosca, the first character we meet on-stage is an escaped prisoner. When the painter Mario Cavaradossi recognizes him shortly afterwards, he greets him thus: “Angelotti! The Consul of the defeated Roman Republic!” To quote Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in a recent…

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SPONSORS

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Floral Season Sponsor:

Monday Performance Sponsor:

Cast Party Sponsor:

LEHAR’S

THE MERRY WIDOW

CAPITOL THEATRE

January 16 | 18 | 20 | 22 (7:30 PM)
January 24, 2016 (2 PM)

Opening Night, January 16th, will be red carpet night.

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL! SHE’S RICH! AND SHE’S CAPTIVATED ENTIRE NATIONS TRYING TO GET HER MONEY. Hannah, the Merry Widow is looking for true love, but will she be able to find a suitor that is not only after her wealth? Will the nation of Pontevedro slip into economic collapse if she marries a foreigner? Flirtations and scheming thrive, swept along by Lehár's magical score, featuring the famous "Vilja" song, the "Merry Widow Waltz," and more!

Singing and spoken dialogue in English. 

CAST

Jerry Steichen, Conductor
David Gately, Director
Kyle Lang, Choreographer
Caroline WorraHanna Glawari
Daniel BelcherCount Danilo
Michael Wanko, Baron Zeta
Sharin ApostolouValencienne
Robert McPherson, Camille
Curt Olds, Njegus
Markel Reed, Kromow
Christian Sanders, Bogdanovitch
Jessica Jones, Sylviane
Tyson Miller, Raoul de St. Brioche
Shea Owens, Vicomte Cascada
Sarah Coit, Olga
Kevin Nakatani, Pritschitsch
Anne Stewart Mark, Praskowia
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Utah Opera Chorus

LECTURE SERIES

PRELUDE LECTURES
One hour pre performance, Capitol Room

Prelude lectures by principal coach Carol Anderson offer insights before each Utah Opera production. This introduction includes historical context, musical highlights, and a behind-the-scenes perspective. Preludes are free with your opera ticket and begin one hour before curtain in the Capitol Room.

QUESTION & ANSWER
Post performance, Capitol Room

Do you have questions to ask or comments to share about tonight’s performance and Utah Opera? Please join Christopher McBeth in the Capitol Room after each performance for a Question & Answer session.

SYNOPSIS

ACT I. The desolate island of Ceylon, modern day Sri Lanka, is the scene; the action takes place in the remote past. On the shore the superstitious pearl fishermen sing and dance to banish evil spirits. Zurga, who has recently been chosen as their leader, is overjoyed to encounter his old friend Nadir...

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ONLINE LEARNING

The Merry Widow was premiered at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien on December 30 1905 and has been very successful ever since. The operetta is an adaptation of L’Attaché d’ambassade, an 1861 play by Henri Meilhac that ultimately became quite popular in Vienna under the...

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OPERA COMMENTARY

Let's All Go To Maxim's

Maxim’s is a restaurant in the 8th arrondissement but it is not only that. It is also a symbol of Parisian fin-de-siècle splendor and, according to its own website, a true temple of the Art Nouveau aesthetic...

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Background Of The Merry Widow

The "Grand Duchy of Pontevedro" — doesn't that fictional name sound an awful lot like "Montenegro?" Could any self-respecting French diplomat be called Raoul de St Brioche? And didn't the real Montenegro incorporate a principality called Zeta...

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SPONSORS

Production Sponsor:

Grand America Hotel

Set and Costume Sponsor:

TED SCHMIDT

Conductor Sponsor:

Workers Compensation Fund

Artistic Director Sponsor:

Emma Eccles Jones Foundation

Leading Lady Sponsor:

Joanne Shiebler

Supertitles Sponsor:

ZAP

Opening Performance Sponsors:

S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
and
Ray, Quinney, & Nebeker Foundation

Wednesday Performance Sponsor:

Bambara

Friday Performance Sponsor:

Naoma Tate

Floral Season Sponsor:

Every Blooming Thing

Cast Party Sponsor:

J Wong’s

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