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SOMETHING

DIFFERENT Experience wide-open spaces and the breathtaking beauty of the biggest sky you will ever see. “A place where the land is so prodigiously, stupendously flat that at its margins, at the milky-blue line where sky meets earth, it doesn’t end as much as it seems to dissolve” – a place where the sunsets are unlike any on the continent. Experience AMARILLO OPERA – opera as you’ve never experienced it before – in the intimate setting of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts rising from the Texas High Plains, “one of the most peculiar and physically stunning parts of the American West and the last major geographic part of continental America to be colonized.” Visit Amarillo. Celebrate 25 years of opera in the Texas Panhandle with a season of musical drama you’ll never forget. Only in Amarillo – only at AMARILLO OPERA! Because life’s too short not to experience something different! – S. C. Gwynne, Texas Monthly


WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AMARILLO ON A SATURDAY EVENING? WELL, GO TO THE OPERA, OF COURSE. This company . . . is beginning to pop up on the national operatic radar as a proving ground for emerging talent and because of [their] encouragement of local singers and [their] choice of interesting repertoire. – Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, TheatreJones (Dallas)


Madama Butterfly Production originally designed for and created by The Santa Fe Opera

Sustaining support for Amarillo Opera’s 25th Anniversary Season provided by Joseph H. and Arlene Pool


Candide

Costume Design by Tony award-nominee Patricia McGourty


Glorious melodies, heartbreaking tragedy, pure emotion.


Giacomo Puccini’s

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Sets by Jean-Marc Puissant Costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel Production originally designed for and created by The Santa Fe Opera

DIRECTOR: Marc Astafan CONDUCTOR: Michael Ching A Japanese maiden catches the imagination of an impudent American Naval officer, crosses cultural boundaries to become his wife, and faithfully awaits his return while battling with a serious dilemma. Puccini’s story of tradition, romance, desire, and sacrifice has been one of the world’s most beloved operas for over a century.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.


Leonard Bernstein’s

CANDIDE

Set by Liz Freese Costumes by Tony award-nominee Patricia McGourty An Original production designed for and created by Amarillo Opera

DIRECTOR: E. Loren Meeker CONDUCTOR: Braden Toan An unassuming Candide is exiled for romancing the Baron’s daughter only to be inflicted by a series of bizarre hardships that challenge his outlook on love and life. Featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein with contributions from the greatest lyricists of the 20th century, this outrageous musical satire will leave you enchanted.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.


”The Best of all Possible Worlds”

“The Best Score ever written for a Broadway Musical” - Clive Barnes, New York Times


CHRISTIAN PRICE

FRAZER

Christian Price Frazer is an artist living and working in Amarillo, Texas. She is formally trained in art and holds a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. She has exhibited extensively in shows over the last 25 years. She primarily paints in oils and acrylics on canvas but has also created several large scale trompe l’oeil murals for commercial and residential applications. Frazer’s art can be found in private and corporate collections across the United States. Frazer is a past board member of the Amarillo Museum of Art and actively involved with the Amarillo and Austin art communities. Influences: Robert Rauschenberg, Franz Kline, Willem deKooning, Mark Rothko, Piero Fornasetti, Sam Scott, Lucian Freud, Michelangelo

DESIRE SIZE: 24x36x2.5 • MEDIUM: OIL AND MIXED MEDIA


FOL d e ROL

Join us for an evening of madcap, zany high jinks as we dance to the sounds of Patrick Swindell and Pizzazz, and frolic the night away at the third annual Amarillo Opera Fol de Rol on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Ambassador Hotel. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers. Dinner and dancing will follow with many special surprises as the night unfolds. A silent auction will intrigue you, and during the live auction you’ll have an opportunity to bid on Christian Price Frazer’s painting, Desire, commissioned for the opera’s 2012-2013 season. All proceeds will benefit Amarillo Opera. Don’t miss an evening of elegance, mystery, folly, intrigue, music and epicurean delights from Candide’s exotic journey through “the best of all possible worlds” as only Amarillo Opera can provide.

Save the Date: March 16, 2013 • Ambassador Hotel


AMAHL A N D THE NIGHT VISITORS Amahl, a disabled shepherd boy–turned beggar and his mother, have a chance encounter with three foreign kings following a star in their search for a wondrous child. Amahl and his mother’s good fortune results in a timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles.

NOV. 9-11, 2012

Co-Produced with Chamber Music Amarillo at the Fibonacci Building Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Family Chamber Opera Series Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Major funding provided by The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation


SHE NEVER LOST A PASSENGER One woman’s escape to freedom along the Underground Railroad provides a tapestry for an extraordinary musical tale. Through her courageous leadership and solace, raising the spirits of fellow travelers through song, Harriet Tubman never lost a passenger.

FEB. 8, 2013

School Performances · Feb. 7, 2013


MUSICA VARIADA Amarillo Opera’s annual Musica Variada features Hispanic talent in a variety of musical styles, including classical, folk, pop, country western, mariachi, and opera. This popular musical variety concert is an annual favorite with our regional audience. Come celebrate the rich diversity of the Texas Panhandle in an evening of music and song honoring the importance of Latino and Hispanic culture in our lives.

MAY 24, 2013

School Performances · May 23, 2013


SUMMER YOUTH MUSICAL

WIZARD O F OZ THE

An innocent farm girl is swept into a magical land of pure imagination. Enjoy encounters with some unusual but earnest song-happy friends, as Dorothy embarks on a quest to seek the Wizard of Oz and find her way home.

JULY 11-14, 2013


AMARILLO OPERA

PICNICS O N STAGE

The ultimate on-stage experience! Hear musical highlights, catch a glimpse of the magic that happens backstage and meet and greet cast members, conductors and directors the week before our mainstage productions. Amarillo Opera’s sumptuous picnics on stage give patrons an opportunity to dine on the sets of Madama Butterfly and Candide and interact with our principal artists in a casual, relaxed and intimate setting. Join us this year for a memorable evening or two onstage at the Globe-News Center.

PRE-OPERA

DINING Join the General Director for cocktails and an elegant three course dinner at the Amarillo Club beginning two hours before the curtain. Enjoy a fantastic view as you wine and dine in a private dining room on the 30th floor of the Chase Tower in the heart of downtown Amarillo. For more than 60 years, the Amarillo Club has been the destination for romantic evenings and celebrations for generations of Amarilloans. Call Amarillo Opera at 806.372.7464 for information and reservations.


EDUCATION AND

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Amarillo Opera’s Summer Youth Initiative provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to Texas Panhandle students for ten weeks throughout the summer. Led by Amarillo Opera’s Artists-in-Training, these college-aged youth mentors spend the summer teaching elementary and middle-school aged students in our ARTS: an Alternative summer camps, assisting in the direction of our annual Summer Youth Musical, presenting senior engagement programs and performing operatic scenes programs to regional audiences. Aimed at children 5-13, ARTS: an Alternative offers lessons and workshops in visual arts, music, drama, dance, poetry and comportment – building self-esteem and confidence in local youth. This season Amarillo Opera becomes the sole producer of the annual Summer Youth Musical at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. Aimed at ages 9-19, it is an invaluable training ground for young regional singers. College aged artists are selected each summer to mentor youngsters in the ARTS: an Alternative program and assist with the Summer Youth Musical. Amarillo Opera annually distributes more than $40,000 in scholarships to these talented students to help with their college educations. Your contributions help support these and other education programs throughout the year.


OPERA INSIGHTS FREE FOR TICKET HOLDERS! For last minute preparation immediately preceding your performance, join us for a half-hour lecture on the opera’s music and characters before you see them live. Starting at 6:30 p.m., one hour before the curtain rises, or at 1:30 p.m. for matinees, these opera previews are free to ticket holders and held in the second-floor lobby of the GlobeNews Center for the Performing Arts. Previews are held before every performance. Opera Insights are presented by Amarillo Opera’s Principal Guest Lecturer, Dr. Robert Krause, from the Music Department at West Texas A&M University. Dr. Krause holds the Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance, the Master of Music degree in theory and composition, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in oboe performance from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. He is professor of oboe at West Texas A&M University and spends summers teaching oboe at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, where he has also been heard in the series “Music from Interlochen” on National Public Radio.


WHERE TO STAY The Courtyard by Marriott® The Courtyard by Marriott® at the Historic Fisk Building in Downtown Amarillo is located on Polk Street, once called the “best lighted Main Street in America”. Within 15 minutes of the International Airport and only blocks from I-40, the Courtyard by Marriott® offers travelers easy access and hasslefree downtown parking in their covered garage. With 107 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, 42” flat panel TVs, luxurious King or Queen beds, comfortable work spaces, highspeed internet, and most importantly - fabulous downtown views from every room, the Courtyard by Marriott® Downtown Amarillo offers an experience no other hotel in Amarillo can match.

Ambassador Hotel Voted Amarillo’s best hotel nine consecutive years, the Ambassador Hotel is the embodiment of Texas Hospitality. Superior accommodations, extraordinary service and hospitality without equal make the Ambassador the choice for luxury accommodations in Amarillo. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast and high-speed wireless Internet. The hotel features the Cattle Baron Concierge level with continental breakfast and hors d’oeuvres, an Indoor heated pool and spa and an on-site fitness center. Pet friendly rooms are available.

Amarillo’s Parkview House Bed & Breakfast Inn Rated the #1 Bed & Breakfast in Amarillo, Texas by “Trip Advisors” guests, Amarillo’s Parkview House Bed & Breakfast Inn is located at the edge of the historic district. It’s a perfect stop for an arts weekend in Amarillo. The secluded cottage is the perfect romantic retreat or honeymoon hideaway, especially for all those special occasions. The Victorian home has five different rooms in the main house – all individually decorated to create a different style and atmosphere for each. A full living room with guest telephones and free internet access, full hot tub access plus a kitchen with coffeemaker and microwave, and cold drinks in the fridge complete the comfortable accommodations.


WHERE TO DINE Crush Wine Bar and Deli At the corner of 7th & Polk, you will find a lively patio, where people gather to celebrate the workday’s end or meet before a downtown dining or opera event. Inside is a cafe setting, filled with smells of savory tapas and small plate selections from around the world. At the deli counter, the sight of artisan cheeses and meats chosen to compliment the impressive and ever-changing wine by-the-glass selection (over 50). On one side a charming marble bar, backed with Italian made Enomatic wine dispense and preservation systems; on the other, an enclosed, climate controlled wine shop displaying a vast, 300+ bottle selection of wines for here or retail to go. There is a little something here for everyone to fall in love with, including the hard-to-find selections you would be challenged to uncover anywhere else between Dallas and Denver.

OHMS Nestled in historic downtown Amarillo, OHMS Café fuses the soul of Santa Fe with the heart of the Panhandle. Attracting artists, entrepreneurs, suits, scarves and working stiffs, OHMS’s cozy and quiet smoke free atmosphere provides the perfect ambiance for a delicious and intimate dining experience. It all began with Mary Fuller’s delicious cinnamon rolls. From these highly sought after breakfast goodies, Mary quickly earned herself a reputation. Soon, with the encouragement of friends, she went into the catering business with her sister. “I was working an office job at the time and catering on the side. I talked to Jonathan Early, the original owner of OHMS, about letting us rent the kitchen. He said, ‘No, but I’ll sell you the place.’ So, long story made short - I became the owner.”

THE AMARILLO CLUB PRIVATE CLUB – FOR DINING BEFORE THE OPERA CONTACT AMARILLO OPERA Experience a club whose meticulous attention to detail has earned it the distinction for being the social, business and civic haven of the Golden Spread. Experience the perfect blend of fine cuisine, excellent choice of wines and sumptuous surroundings. It is the perfect setting in which to relax with the family and friends, or to mix with business, social and cultural leaders. The Amarillo Club was established in 1947. Since that time the Club has been a place of romantic evenings, life event celebrations, business meetings, special receptions and much more. The thirtieth and thirty-first floors, high above the scenic Amarillo skyline, present an exceptional dining experience.


BL Bistro Behind Amarillo’s charming Wolflin Village Shopping Center, hides a delectable bistro— one of Amarillo’s best kept secrets. Experience intimate settings as you enjoy a variety of flavors that are bound to tantalize your taste buds. This locally owned bistro boasts of a luxurious extended lounge and patio, daily Fresh Fish Specials, exquisite selections of wines, and numerous homemade desserts.

Napoli’s of Amarillo Experience a taste of Italy in the heart of Amarillo. Sit on a garden patio and soak in the moonlight as you enjoy Italian bliss on a plate. Marinara is prepared fresh every morning—bread rolls fresh throughout the day. Whether you like pasta, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, or real Italian desserts, you will leave full, and probably with a tempting to-go container.


1. CHOOSE A PAYMENT PLAN   

NAME(S) FOR PROGRAM (PLEASE PRINT)

PLAN A: FULL PAYMENT ENCLOSED PLAN B: PAY 50% NOW AND 50% IN JANUARY PLAN C: MONTHLY BANK DRAFTS (ASK OPERA OFFICE ABOUT FORM)

ADDRESS

2. CHOOSE YOUR PRICE LEVEL

CITY

STATE

ZIP

DAYTIME PHONE

EVENING PHONE

PRICE INCLUDES 1 TICKET TO ALL 6 PRODUCTIONS Seating

Regular Price

Reduced Price

QTY TOTAL

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LEVEL I

$270.00

$202.50

X

= $

LEVEL II

$210.00

$157.50

X

= $

LEVEL III

$150.00

$112.50

X

= $

LEVEL IV

$120.00

$ 90.00

X

= $

E-MAIL

PAYMENT OPTIONS (Choose one)  CHECK ENCLOSED (PAYABLE TO THE AMARILLO OPERA.)

3. MAINSTAGE SEASON 

 CHARGE MY:  VISA  MASTERCARD  AMEX

SATURDAY EVENING (7:30 P.M.)

SUNDAY MATINEE (2:30 P.M.)

CARD#

4. AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

CARDHOLDER’S SIGNATURE

AT THE FIBONACCI BUILDING 

FRIDAY EVENING (8:00 P.M.)

SATURDAY EVENING (8:00 P.M.)  SUNDAY MATINEE (4:00 P.M.) 

Please mail Ticket and Membership Form along with your payment to: Amarillo Opera 2223 S. Van Buren  Amarillo, TX 79109 806-372-7464

5. SUMMER YOUTH MUSICAL THURSDAY EVENING (7:30 P.M.)  FRIDAY EVENING (7:30 P.M.)

SATURDAY EVENING (7:30 P.M.)  SUNDAY MATINEE (2:30 P.M.)

EXP. DATE

VOLUNTEER INTEREST Check one of the following to be added to our Volunteer Pool. The Amarillo Opera Director may call you about your availability.

6. MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Make a difference...Make a Donation in addition to your ticket order.  FRIEND (FAMILY).................................................................................................................$

50.00

 FRIEND (INDIVIDUAL).........................................................................................................$

40.00

 ASSOCIATE.........................................................................................................................$

100.00

 CONTRIBUTOR...................................................................................................................$

250.00

 PATRON...............................................................................................................................$

500.00

 IMPRESARIO SOCIETY......................................................................................................$

1,000.00

 GUARANTOR.......................................................................................................................$

2,500.00

 BENEFACTOR.....................................................................................................................$

5,000.00

 DIRECT MAIL WORK

 FOL DEL ROL

 EDUCATION PROJECTS

 OPERA REFRESHMENTS

 EVENT HOST/HOSTESS

 CAST DINNERS

 PRODUCER.........................................................................................................................$ 10,000.00  ARTISTS CIRCLE............................................................................................................... $ 25,000.00  DIRECTORS CIRCLE......................................................................................................... $ 50,000.00  DIAMOND CIRCLE..............................................................................................................$100,000.00 A. [#2 TOTAL]

$

B. Mandatory City of Amarillo Facility Fee

Number of Tickets x $12 = $

C. [#6 TOTAL]

$

D. [A. + B. + C.] = [ GRAND TOTAL]

$

Your generous donation is greatly appreciated. A tax-deductible receipt will be issued for the amount you’ve indicated in line C.

 LEVEL I  LEVEL II

 LEVEL III  LEVEL IV


MEMBERSHIP GROUP

BRAVO

We invite you to become a part of the Amarillo Opera family by joining our membership group, BRAVO, with a gift of $40 or more to the Annual Fund. In addition to receiving year-round special benefits just for friends, you will help

LEVELS OF GIVING Friend (Family) | $50 Friend (Individual) | $40 •

FREE members-only summer membership party, featuring Amarillo Opera Artists-in-Residence.

FREE backstage tour of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

FREE subscription to E-Notes, Amarillo Opera’s email service, which includes special ticket offers, updates on season artists and video previews.

sustain Amarillo Opera’s commitment to regional artistry, artistic excellence and adventurous repertory. Ticket revenue covers only 25% of annual operating expenses, so we rely on your generosity to close the gap so that

Special discounts at the Operatique and on admission to select season events.

Volunteer opportunities in the BRAVO opera guild.

we can continue to produce world-class opera in the Texas Panhandle.

TO RECOGNIZE YOUR GENEROUS COMMITMENT, AMARILLO OPERA BRAVO MEMBERS RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING PRIVILEGES AND BENEFITS:

Associate | $100

GET CONNECTED

SUBSCRIBE NOW . . .

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All of the above, plus… •

Advance notice of single ticket sales and priority handling of single ticket orders.

Recognition in the season program book.

Invitations to Amarillo Opera’s premier social events.

Contributor | $250 All of the above, plus… •

Two FREE reserved passes to attend your choice of a working rehearsal, subject to availability.

FREE admission to Master Classes featuring Amarillo Opera’s Young Artists.

FREE copy of Amarillo Opera’s Annual Report.

Patron | $500

All of the above, plus… •

Two additional FREE reserved passes (a total of four) to your choice of a working rehearsal, subject to availability.

Priority handling of requests for seating upgrades.

Invitations to opening night cast parties.

Review packet at the end of the season with a sampling of local and regional press reviews.

Impresario Society | $1,000 All of the above, plus… •

Invitations to Picnics on Stage with the General Director and season artists.

Reserved parking in the parking lot north of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

Recognition on the placard in the Globe-News Center lobby.

Recognition in Amarillo Opera’s Annual Report.

Guarantor | $2,500 All of the above, plus… •

FREE season poster.

Exclusive “hotline” to the box office for special ticket requests.

Two additional FREE reserved passes (six total) to your choice of four working rehearsals, subject to availability.

SAVE 25% A N D $12 P E R P E R S O N IN CIVIC CENTER HANDLING FEES


Benefactor | $5,000 All of the above, plus…

FREE season libretti.

Four FREE Premium seats (a maximum of two per performance) upon request and subject to availability.

Two additional FREE reserved passes (eight total) to your choice of four working rehearsals, subject to availability.

Producer | $10,000 All of the above, plus… •

Invitations to a cast welcome party at the home of the General Director on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon.

Two additional Premium seats (a maximum of two per performance) for a total of six, upon request and subject to availabilty.

VIP ticket concierge service, offering assistance in purchasing tickets at other opera companies.

Artists Circle | $25,000 All of the above, plus… •

A special event hosted by the General Director.

Program Book acknowledgment of main season support (on one of four opera title pages).

Two additional Premium seats (a maximum of two per performance) for a total of eight, upon request and subject to availability

Directors Circle | $50,000 All of the above, plus… •

Personalized “insider” gift benefits

Diamond Circle | $100,000 All of the above, plus… •

Private season preview dinner with the General Director.

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