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Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre

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50 west 200 south Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States
(801) 355-2787 http://saltlakecity.broadway.com/venues/theaters/capitol-theatre/

The Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre is one of Salt Lake County’s most beloved buildings. A landmark in downtown Salt Lake since 1913, a newspaper reporter at the time described the building as “rich and restful, without vulgar or gaudy display.” Vaudevillians, silent movies, and “talkies,” were the mainstay in the theatre for years.

October 2019

La Traviata – Utah Opera

Starts: October 12

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October 12–20 2019 Conducted by Steven White, and stars soprano Anya Matanovič as Violetta Valéry, the young Parisian courtesan who is conflicted by her love, lifestyle and health. Matanovič was recently praised by Utah Arts Review’s Ed Reichel for her “power” and “rich, warm soprano” as Juliette in Utah Opera’s 2018 production of “Roméo et Juliette.” Tenor Rafael Moras makes his company debut and performs the role of Alfredo Germont, Violetta’s love interest, and baritone Michael Chioldi returns to Utah…

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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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