July 6 – August 8, 2020
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
I DO! I DO!
Follow Michael and Agnes as they fall in love, get married and navigate life’s ups and downs. Can they overcome their differences and poor choices, or are they doomed to fall out of love? Don’t miss this heartwarming tale of a married couple finding out what I Do! I Do! really means.
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Prince Tamino is lost in a far-off land and being pursued by a serpent. The Queen of the Night rescues him and promises to give him the hand of the beautiful Pamina if he rescues her from the demon Sarastro. But nothing is as it seems in this magical and musically magnificent opera. Utah Festival’s The Magic Flute is world-class opera accompanied by a full orchestra.
Benjamin Barker returns to London to exact revenge on those in power who have wronged him. He assumes the name Sweeney Todd and puts his plan into motion. Will he succeed? Will his anger consume him? What makes those mysterious meat pies so delicious? Don’t miss this tale of revenge set to an amazing score written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Follow Joseph as he is sold into Egypt. Told completely in song, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the most celebrated and dazzling musicals of all time. It’s big. It’s flashy. It’s fun! It’s a biblical satire you’ll never forget complete with Elvis, music from calypso to cowboy tunes and a powerful lesson in the end. Utah Festival’s Joseph is nothing short of spectacular. Don’t miss it!
SHE LOVE ME
Georg and Amalia are coworkers who don’t get along. Thankfully they each find comfort in letters from anonymous pen pals. If only they knew they were corresponding with each other! She Loves Me is the original version of the hit movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop Around the Corner. It’s a delightful and charming story by none other than Broadway legends Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Treat yourself to this 1963 musical theatre masterpiece.