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EVERY VOICE TELLS A STORY 2017/18

ANNIVERSARY SEASON


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Utah Opera founder Glade Peterson as Canio from Pagliacci

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Dear friend of Utah Opera, for the past 40 years, the Utah community has championed Utah Opera and founder Glade Peterson’s vision to bring exquisite, live opera to the residents of this great state. This generous support has allowed Utah Opera to share powerful stories that inspire and touch the lives of thousands of people—both young and old– who come together to celebrate the perfect blend of art and music. As we look forward to our future, I’m excited about where Utah Opera is headed. The entire organization is energized by the amazing opportunities we have to bring opera to our community. Our 40th Anniversary season is an exciting one, complete with cherished favorites by Puccini, Leoncavallo, and Johann Strauss Jr., as well as a new, thrilling production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Moby-Dick, one of the 21st century's most successful operas. It is truly a season you won’t want to miss. The rich heritage of artistic excellence lives on in a fascinating season that I invite you to share with us. Join us as we rejoice in the classics of the past and create excitement and energy for the future.

Christopher McBeth ARTIS TIC DIREC TOR


September 13

(7:30 pm / abravanel hall)

An evening with

RENÉE FLEMING IN CELEBRATION OF UTAH OPERA’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

kick off our 40th anniversary season with international opera sensation Renée Fleming. If you’ve already seen this world’s beloved opera singer on television, this is your chance to see her in person on the stage. Experience Ms. Fleming’s trademark lyricism as we celebrate Utah Opera’s past and support its future.

CONDUCTOR THIERRY FISCHER SOPRANO RENÉE FLEMING UTAH OPERA CHORUS UTAH SYMPHONY

PROGRAM FEATURES RICHARD STRAUSS' FOUR LAST SONGS

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October 7, 9, 11, 13 (7:30 pm / j.q. lawson capitol theatre)

LIFE IS LOVE IS FOREV

October 15 (2 pm—sunday matinee)

CONDUCTOR ROBERT TWETEN DIRECTOR KATHLEEN CLAWSON MIMÌ NICOLE HEASTON RODOLFO SCOTT QUINN MUSETTA CELENA SHAFER MARCELLO MICHAEL ADAMS UTAH OPERA CHORUS UTAH SYMPHONY

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SHORT. S VER.

you’re invited to look inside the soul of an artist with Puccini’s classic depiction of struggling bohemians navigating love, life, and death in turn-of-the-century Paris. Join Utah Opera as it comes full circle to bring you La bohème, a celebration of Utah Opera’s premiere performance in 1978. PERFORMED IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES


January 20, 22, 24, 26 (7:30 pm / j.q. lawson capitol theatre) January 28 (2 pm—sunday matinee)

OBSESSION HAS NEVER RUN DEEPER. Jake Heg g ie & Ge ne S chee r’s

MOBY-DICK since its debut in 2010, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera adaptation of Melville’s classic novel has enraptured audiences with its innovative storytelling. Now, come experience this entirely new production created by and for Utah Opera. Don’t miss this incredible combination of astounding visuals and spellbinding music as Utah Opera sweeps you out to sea on a quest fueled by one man’s willingness to risk everything for revenge. PERFORMED IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES.

CONDUCTOR JOSEPH MECHAVICH DIRECTOR KRISTINE MCINTYRE SET DESIGNER ERHARD ROM COSTUME DESIGNER JESSICA JAHN GREENHORN JOSHUA DENNIS CAPTAIN AHAB ROGER HONEYWELL STARBUCK DAVID ADAM MOORE UTAH OPERA CHORUS UTAH SYMPHONY

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"Utah Opera is excited to build a Moby-Dick production that will have impact and resonance throughout the opera industry. We’re committed to captivating audiences through the creation of this iconic production."

Christopher McBeth

U TA H OPE R A A RTI STI C DI R E CTOR

"We strived to create a production which is dynamic, epic in scope, and replete with stunning visuals but which also allows the human elements of the story to flourish."

Kristine McIntyre

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DI R EC T OR


Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer's Moby-Dick

"A GRAND, CONTEMPORARY OPERA­—A TRIBUTE THAT MELVILLE’S SEA TALE DESERVES." — LA TIMES New production of Moby-Dick to be constructed in the Utah Opera Production Studios. Follow the progress on Utah Opera's social media channels.

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March 10, 12, 14, 16 (7:30 pm / j.q. lawson capitol theatre)

March 18 (2 pm—sunday matinee)

CONDUCTOR JOSEPH COLANERI DIRECTOR TARA FAIRCLOTH SET DESIGNER LAURA FINE HAWKES CANIO SCOTT PIPER NEDDA / LAURETTA MARINA COSTA-JACKSON

PLAYIN THE CL & CLOW AROUN

TONIO / GIANNI SCHICCHI WAYNE TIGGES UTAH OPERA CHORUS UTAH SYMPHONY

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PAGLIACCI / Pucc i ni’s GIANNI SCHICCHI

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enjoy a sensational double-bill performance featuring some of the most beloved music in all of opera. The performance begins with Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s emotionally intense masterpiece of passion, infidelity, and murder with the famous aria “Vesti la giubba,” sung by the clown Canio—a signature role of Utah Opera’s founder Glade Peterson. Next, heartbreak turns into laughter as Utah Opera explores the lighter side of Puccini with Gianni Schicchi. See what unfolds when a man of great wealth dies and leaves behind a secret will, a gang of scheming heirs, and a hilarious mess. Watch, listen, and laugh as you find comedy in the chaos. PERFORMED IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES


May 12, 14, 16, 18 (7:30 pm / j.q. lawson capitol theatre) May 20 (2 pm—sunday matinee)

BLAME IT ON THE CHAMPAGNE. Johann S trau s s Jr.'s

DIE FLEDERMAUS take a lot of champagne. Combine it with a cast of outrageous characters. Add in a bat costume. Now stir it into a gigantic party, and you have a recipe for something ridiculously fun. Join Utah Opera for a lavish costumed spectacle that celebrates the close of our 40th Anniversary the best way we know how—with an uproarious production of the ultimate party opera.

CONDUCTOR GARY THOR WEDOW DIRECTOR KYLE LANG ROSALINDE SARA GARTLAND EISENSTEIN DANIEL BELCHER DR. FALKE TROY COOK ADELE ABIGAIL RETHWISCH UTAH OPERA CHORUS

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DAYS OF OPERA in september and october starting with An Evening with Renée Fleming and continuing through our season opening production of La bohème, we will kick off our 40th Anniversary Season with 40 days of opera events. In appreciation of our community’s 40 years of loyal support, we’ll bring the party to you at public buildings, outdoor festivals, sporting events, and other venues across Utah. We’ll also highlight our extensive outreach programs in Utah’s schools. SEE THE EVENT SCHEDULE To join the festivities, follow #UO40days on social media or check online at utahopera.org/40days for a list of events beginning September 1.

PHOTO: KENT MILES FOR UTAH OPERA, LA BOHÈME (2010)

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Utah Opera’s Resident Artist Program is a wonderful example of community-driven experiences created to culturally enrich the entire state. Your gifts help provide access to art for all, including programs at our homes in Abravanel Hall and the J.Q. Lawson Capitol Theatre, at the Deer Valley® Music Festival, and in every school district across the state. When you make a gift to USUO, your donation ensures the artistic excellence and impact that our audience has come to expect.

PLAY YOUR PART IN SUSTAINING HIGH QUALITY MUSIC-MAKING BY DONATING NOW AT: USUO.ORG/GIVE (801) 869-9028

PHOTO: KENT MILES FOR UTAH OPERA, LA BOHÈME (2010)

The heart of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera lies in our community, and we are dedicated to bringing live music to all through extensive education initiatives and diverse programming. Thanks to you, USUO’s education and outreach programs reach over 140,000 K–12 students a year.


PHOTO: KENT MILES FOR UTAH OPERA, GIANNI SCHICCHI (2010)

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GLADE PETERSON SOCIETY MEMBER:

Benefits of joining Utah Opera’s Glade Peterson Society include premium seating access, free parking, admission to VIP intermission receptions, invitations to exclusive donor events, and complimentary coat check. With a $2,500 tax-deductible contribution, you can join the Peterson Society, and with a $4,000 contribution you can join the Peterson Society and Utah Symphony’s Maurice Abravanel Society to receive the same benefits for both your opera and symphony performances.

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UTAH OPERA FOUNDER GLADE PETERSON AS DICK JOHNSON FROM LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

Take your place in the circle of Utah Opera’s closest supporters and let us feed your passion for opera with special events and services. Enjoy meeting other opera lovers and become more involved with Utah Opera, especially during our 40th Anniversary Season.


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OPTIONAL ADD - ON SPECIAL EVENT

AN EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING IN CELEBRATION OF UTAH OPERA’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 7:30 PM | ABRAVANEL HALL

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