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May 2019

Norma – Utah Opera

Starts: May 3 - May 4

Utah Opera production photo for Norma

MAY 4, 6 | 7:30 PM Abravanel Hall 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…

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  • January 2020

    Silent Night – Utah Opera

    Starts: January 18, 2020

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    Premiere January 18–26, 2020 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music The opera, which is based on Christian Carion’s 2005 screenplay “Joyeux Noël,” tells the story of the 1914 Christmas truce between the German, French and Scottish soldiers during World War I. Robert Tweten conducts the opera, which is sung in five languages—English, French, German, Italian, and Latin—with English supertitles projected above the stage.

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  • March 2020

    The Barber of Seville – Utah Opera

    Starts: March 14, 2020

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    March 14–22, 2020 Conductor Gary Thor Wedow leading the opera. Baritone Michael Adams, Marcello in Utah Opera’s 2017 production of “La bohème,” sings the famous “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!” aria as a barber who is enlisted by Count Almaviva to help him gain the interest of the Rosina, the young ward of the older Dr. Bartolo, who plans to marry her himself. Artist mezz-soprano Sarah Coit performs the role of Rosina with tenor Matthew Grills performing Count Almaviva and bass Kevin…

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  • May 2020

    Thaïs – Utah Opera

    Starts: May 9, 2020

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    Premiere May 9–17, 2020 Based on the novel of the same name by Anatole France, takes place in Egypt under the rule of the Roman Empire and features Massenet’s famous “Méditation” for violin and orchestra. Athanaël, the Cenobite monk who is trying to convert Thaïs to Christianity and persuade her to enter a convent. The lavish production, with sets and costumes originally designed by Lorenzo Cutùli for Minnesota Opera, will be directed by Andrea Cigni.

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