17-18 Season

2017/18 Season

EVERY VOICE TELLS A STORY

Join us as a subscriber for our 40th Anniversary Season. Learn more about the season announcement and find more information on each performance on the 2017-18 announcement page.

Experience the Best in Live Performance

Current Utah Opera Subscribers

Call 801-533-NOTE (6683) or visit UtahOpera.org/Renew

Escape into the exquisite sets, powerful storylines, and exceptional performances you won’t find anywhere else but at Utah Opera. Remember, when you subscribe to four operas you get guaranteed seating, insider access, flexible ticketing, and priority service–all at a great price.

Season tickets on sale starting February 15, 2017.

Single tickets on sale starting June 20, 2017.

 

An Evening with Renée Fleming

In celebration of Utah Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season

September 13, 2017 | Abravanel Hall (7:30 PM)

A fundraising gala to support Utah Opera’s education programs.

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 live, in-person on the stage. Experience Ms. Fleming’s trademark lyricism as we celebrate Utah Opera’s past and support its future.

Puccini’s

La Bohème

October 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 (7:30 PM)
October 15, 2017 (2 PM)

LIFE IS SHORT. LOVE IS FOREVER.

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 premier performance in 1978.

Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s

Moby-Dick

January 20 | 22 | 24 | 26 (7:30 PM)
January 28, 2018 (2 PM)

OBSESSION HAS NEVER RUN DEEPER.

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.

Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by The Dallas Opera Company

Leoncavallo / Puccini

Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi

March 10 | 12 | 14 | 16 (7:30 PM)
March 18, 2018 (2 PM)

PLAYING THE CLOWN & CLOWNING AROUND.

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, where you’ll find comedy in the chaos.

Johann Strauss Jr’s

Die Fledermaus

May 12 | 14 | 16 | 18 (7:30 PM)
May 20, 2018 (2 PM)

BLAME IT ON THE CHAMPAGNE.

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.

EXPERIENCE THE BEST IN MUSIC, FORBIDDEN LOVE, SACRIFICE, AND DRAMA ONLY AT UTAH OPERA!

Our Patron Services team is available by phone at 801-533-NOTE (6683) Monday–Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, or renew online at UtahOpera.org/Renew

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