June 22 – August 3, 2019
The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre celebrates its 27th year. Performances will be held at the beautifully restored Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan, Utah. Its stage accommodates all manner of performances, from the most intimate aria or duet, to the grandest spectacle. From the ornate grand foyer to the sweeping balconies, red plush seats, superb sight lines, and flawless acoustics, the Ellen Eccles Theatre is the perfect setting to be carried away to distant lands of passion, drama, intrigue and romance. The Opera will present six dramatic performances in repertory during this summer’s season.* The season exposure is 35,000.
*Playbills will also be distributed at many of the festival’s other shows and events, including: The Pianists!, Tribute Concert, Operafest, Pioneers & Patriots, International Opera Competition
Life is in disarray for the Banks family who live in London on Cherry Lane. The kids are in desperate need of a new nanny and when a mysterious woman appears at their doorstep, they find she’s the answer to their prayers…but in the most peculiar way.
Jack Kelly is a rebellious newsboy who dreams of life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing mogul Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow Newsies take action and all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”
West Side Story
In perfect Romeo and Juliet fashion, Tony and Maria are caught on opposite sides of a turf conflict in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Set to one of the greatest scores of all time. Can love conquer hatred? It’s the West Side Story.
The Marriage Of Figaro
Count Almaviva isn’t true to his Countess, so she conspires with her servants Figaro and Susanna to punish him. Things don’t go as planned and betrayal and hilarious shenanigans await around every corner. Don’t miss this classic comedic clash of the classes.
The author of The Belle of Amherst and Lucifer’s Child takes you backstage at the 1920 Metropolitan Opera to meet the greatest tenor in history. You become a reporter conducting an interview in Enrico Caruso’s dressing room as his valet Mario helps him prepare for a performance that, unknown to both men, will be his last. Starring Michael Ballam.
Opera diva Maria Callas is holding a singing master class. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, she retreats into recollections about the glories and disappointments of her own life and career. It culminates in a monologue about sacrifice taken in the name of art. Don’t miss Master Class!