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Love. Hate. Revenge. Passion. Temptation.

Take a bite.

2012 2013

SEASON


In Madison Opera’s 2012/13 season,

temptation lures from every direction. Within the span of only twenty-four hours, the characters on stage grapple with irrevocable choices — and the decisions they make will

alter the course

of fate. From the opening rumblings of Verdi’s conspirators in A Masked Ball to the sweet lovers in Acis and Galatea and the hellish finale of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, emotions run high, underscored by a musical intensity that is unequaled. Madison Opera brings you stunning performances, glorious productions, and a

real-time

experience you will not find anywhere else.

Join us.

Kathryn Smith

General Director

John DeMain

Artistic Director


Verdi

A Masked Ball October 26 & 28, 2012

A Madison Opera premiere

Handel

Acis and Galatea January 10-13, 2013

A Madison Opera premiere

Mozart

DON GIOVANNI April 26 & 28, 2013

A classic, revisited

2013

Opera in the Park July 13, 2013

A Madison Opera original

For the best seats and best deals,

ORDER SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

608.238.8085 | www.madisonopera.org


You are cordially invited to a ball. Bring your own knife.

Overture Hall

Friday, October 26 | 8pm Sunday, October 28 | 2:30pm

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weden, 1792. Political intrigue is everywhere — be careful whom

you trust. A King is conspired against, and is ultimately betrayed by his most trusted friend. This rich theatrical tapestry is woven of illicit love, a fortune-teller, a masked ball, and as many vows of vengeance as can be packed into three hours. Verdi’s much-loved work is Italian opera at its very best, with thrilling arias, glorious choral music, and the dramatic intensity that only great opera can provide.

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Gustav III William Joyner Amelia Alexandra LoBianco * Anckarström Hyung Yun Oscar Caitlin Cisler * Ulrica Jeniece Golbourne * Christiano Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek Conductor John DeMain Stage Director Kristine McIntyre

Join us to experience exactly what makes opera grand.

Blood ” “

While sweet sounds of music stir up pleasure, I’ll spill the traitor’s blood!

SPONSORED BY

* Madison Opera debut

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An Anonymous Friend


October 26 & 28, 2012

A Masked Ball (Un ballo in maschera)

Giuseppe Verdi


A nymph, a shepherd, and a cyclops. And you thought your love life was complicated.

C

harming and deceptively sweet, this two-hour English pastorale tells of a demigod in love with a mortal — and what happens when another demigod gets jealous.

The Playhouse at Overture Center

Thursday, January 10 | 8pm Friday, January 11 | 8pm Saturday, January 12 | 8pm Sunday, January 13 | 2:30pm

Using a libretto by John Gay, composer of The Beggar’s Opera, Handel wove some of his most beautiful melodies into the story of Galatea, her beloved Acis, and the sinister Polyphemus.

Sung in English with projected text

Galatea Angela Mortellaro *

Join Madison Opera for our first Handel opera, in a new production in the intimate Playhouse at Overture Center — the perfect venue for an opera originally performed on the terrace of the Earl of Carnavon’s home.

Acis Daniel Shirley * Polyphemus Jeffrey Beruan * Damon J. Adam Shelton * Conductor John DeMain Stage Director David Lefkowich * * Madison Opera debut

Love

Love sounds the alarm, and fear is flying! When beauty’s the prize, what mortal fears dying?

SPONSORED BY

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Acis and Galatea January 10-13, 2013

George Frideric Handel


Murder , seduction, eternal damnation , and other secrets of the night. Overture Hall

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Friday, April 26 | 8pm Sunday, April 28 | 2:30pm

ccording to his (not-so-little)

black book, Don Giovanni has seduced 1,003 women in Spain alone. Over the course of a scandalously sinful day, his misadventures come back to literally haunt him, as Mozart’s brilliant score whirls people in and out of the Don’s midst.

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Don Giovanni Kelly Markgraf * Donna Anna Elizabeth Caballero Donna Elvira Caitlin Lynch *

One of the greatest operas ever written, Don Giovanni simply does not age. If you’ve never seen it, come discover the glory of a piece that has been thrilling audiences (and shocking a few of them) for 225 years. If you’ve seen it less than 1,003 times, come see it brought to life afresh, with a young, vibrant cast.

Zerlina Emily Fons * Don Ottavio Wesley Rogers * Leporello Matt Boehler * Masetto John Arnold The Commendatore Nathan Stark * Conductor Joseph Mechavich * Stage Director Elise Sandell * * Madison Opera debut

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Deceit”

Deceit is on his lips. Falsehood is in his eyes.

SPONSORED BY

The Burish Group UBS Financial Services Inc. The Ann Stanke Fund


Don Giovanni April 26 & 28, 2013

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Beautiful music. Beautiful singing. Beautiful night.

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Garner Park

Saturday, July 13, 2013 | 8pm Rain date: July 14

pera in the Park, Madison

Opera’s gift to the community, is a night like no other. In beautiful Garner Park, the stars appear in the sky, the light sticks glow in the audience, and singers from our upcoming season take the stage to share their favorite arias and ensembles from opera and Broadway. Now in its 12th year, this free concert is the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

Free community event! Want to make the night extra special? Join us for a Prelude Dinner before the concert, including reserved seating in front of the stage. Look for more information on our website in May 2013.

Come join 14,000 of your friends and neighbors for this Madison summer tradition!

Such gorgeous music, hanging in the summer air, could make an opera lover out of anyone.

Gorgeous ” — Lindsay Christians, 77 Square

SPONSORED BY

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Opera in the Park 2013 July 13, 2013


OPERA UP CLOSE

Join Madison Opera for a series of entertaining and informative previews of this season’s productions. General Director Kathryn Smith leads a multimedia exploration of each opera, along with behind-the-scenes commentary from each opera’s artists. There is no better way to get up close to the operatic art form. A Masked Ball preview Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 1-3pm Acis & Galatea preview Sunday, January 6, 2013 | 1-3pm

SPONSORED BY

Don Giovanni preview Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 1-3pm Tickets are $20 and available through the Madison Opera office or at the door. New this season: Opera Up Close is free for subscribers who purchase all three 2012/13 season productions. See the subscription order form for details. Opera Up Close is held at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Lecture Hall, 227 State Street, Madison.

More Ways to

ENHANCE Your Experience

Don’t Miss a Word English translations are projected above the stage, ensuring that you won’t miss a word of passion and deceit. Pre-Opera Talks (free to ticket holders) Join us one hour before curtain for an informative and entertaining look at the opera you are about to see. Post-Opera Q&A (new this season!) You’ve seen the opera and loved it. But are you perhaps wondering about...? Join General Director Kathryn Smith in the Wisconsin Studio immediately after the Overture Hall productions to ask questions about what you have just seen.

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Community Previews Previews will be offered in different venues during the season, featuring Madison Opera’s new Studio Artists. Check the Madison Opera website for a schedule.


SUPPORT US Ticket sales pay for only about a third of the cost of producing opera in all its glory. Madison Opera relies upon our friends and supporters who value the community-building power of the arts to make up the difference. Help us make opera happen in Madison by adding a gift to your subscription, and we’ll provide an array of benefits— from backstage tours to rehearsals, cast parties, and parking.

Your tax-deductible contribution makes possible: The Student Matinee, attended each season by 2,000 high school students, many of whom have never seen a fully-staged opera. Free student tickets to Opera Up Close. Opera in the Park, a free concert enjoyed by more than 14,000 people every season. Free previews for senior citizens and other community groups. Community partnerships with groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters. The High School Apprenticeship Program that helps prepare tomorrow’s arts professionals. And, of course, world-class performances of operas onstage right here in Madison. For more information on supporting Madison Opera, contact tolles@madisonopera.org.


Why subscribe? Subscribe to the 2012/13 season to guarantee yourself dates on your calendar to turn off your cell phone, escape from the everyday world, and join your neighbors for highly theatrical productions, full of thrilling vocalism.

Subscriber Benefits: Discounts New this season: Subscribers who purchase all three operas receive complimentary Opera Up Close tickets (a $60 value!), enhancing your season experience. New subscribers save 15% on their subscriptions. Priority Seating Subscribers receive first-choice seating. Performances in the Playhouse regularly sell out; only subscribers are guaranteed seats. Non-subscription ticket orders will not be filled until September 4, 2012. Renewable seats Subscribers can renew their same seats for the following year and are first in line to move to better seats. Free Exchanges Subscribers may exchange tickets through the Madison Opera office for another performance of the same opera at no cost, up to 48 hours in advance, subject to availability. Lost Ticket Insurance Lost your tickets? Simply contact Madison Opera and we will issue replacements.

1. Mail

Four Simple Ways to Subscribe

Fill out the attached order form and mail it along with your payment to Madison Opera.

2. Phone

Call Madison Opera at 608.238.8085 with your order during regular business hours.

3. Fax

Fax the attached order form to 608.233.3431.

4. Online

Visit us at www.madisonopera.org and complete an online subscription form.


THE FINE PRINT • A subscription to Madison Opera includes the purchase of both A Masked Ball and Don Giovanni. Subscribers may choose to add Acis & Galatea to their subscription. • A new subscriber is a patron who, for the first time, purchases both Overture Hall operas through the Madison Opera Subscription Order Form. • Renewing subscribers have until June 8, 2012 to renew and retain their 2011/12 seats. New subscriptions will be processed beginning June 11, 2012, in the order received. • Payment must be submitted at time of order and will be processed upon receipt. Subscriptions arriving without payment will be assigned seats based on the date payment is received. • Subscribers will receive an acknowledgement postcard once their order has been processed. Tickets will be mailed in early October 2012. • Single tickets will be available through the Overture Center Box Office beginning September 4, 2012. • There are no refunds or cancellations. • All casts subject to change.

For help with special needs seating or other questions, please call Patron Services at 608.238.8085 or email patronservices@madisonopera.org.

Mail to: MADISON OPERA • 3414 Monroe Street • Madison, WI 53711 • Attn: Patron Services


VENUES & TICKET PRICES

All prices include sales tax and Overture Center facility fees.

Overture Hall SUBSCRIPTION PRICE

includes A Masked Ball and Don Giovanni A ($236) B ($200) C ($158) D ($118) E ($98) F ($78) G ($36)

Please note that supertitles are not visible from Section G seats, except in the balcony.

NEW SUBSCRIBER DISCOUNT A ($200.60)

15% OFF

B ($170.00)

for new subscribers!

C ($134.30) D ($100.30) E ($83.30) F ($66.30)

A New Subscriber is a patron who, for the first time, purchases BOTH Overture Hall productions through the Madison Opera Subscription Order Form.

G ($30.60)

Add Acis & Galatea to your subscription

The Playhouse TICKET PRICE A ($69) B ($50) C ($20)


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Opera Up Close PREVIEW

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October 21, 2012 $20

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Acis & Galatea

January 6, 2013 $20

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Don Giovanni

April 21, 2013

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I have subscribed to all 3 operas. Please reserve my complimentary Opera Up Close tickets to the following previews: A Masked Ball Acis & Galatea Don Giovanni

Support Madison Opera I would like to make a tax-deductible contribution Ticket income only accounts for one-third of the cost of producing opera. Please help us keep opera on the stage in Madison.

Contribution

= $

Subscription Handling Fee (required for all orders) =

$10.00

Payment Check payable to Madison Opera is enclosed. Please charge my Mastercard/VISA/AMEX number below:

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October 26 & 28, 2012

January 10-13, 2013

April 26 & 28, 2013

July 13, 2013

Opera in the Park

2013

DON GIOVANNI

Mozart

Acis and Galatea

Handel

A Masked Ball

Verdi

2012/13 SEASON

3414 Monroe Street | Madison, WI 53711 phone: 608.238.8085 | fax: 608.233.3431

Madison Opera 2012/13  

Madison Opera's 2012/13 Season of Temptation brochure.

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