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Lyric Opera

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2012| 2 013

Madama Butterfly

Il Trovatore

The Flying Dutchman

The Mikado

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MadaMa Butterfly

By Giacomo Puccini

Tragedy reTurns To The Lyric opera

Puccini’s beautifully tragic Madama Butterfly is a story of the love,

fidelity and betrayal that occurs when two very different cultures

collide. A marriage contract has drastically different meanings to a U.S.

Navy lieutenant and his Japanese child-bride. When the nuptials result

in a beloved child, the mother will do anything to protect her honor

and her child’s future as an American.

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ceLebraTed arTisT reTurns

elizabeth caballero (Liu, Turandot 2011) is

returning to the Lyric Opera to make her role debut

as the title character in Madama Butterfly after her

elizabeth caballero

widely acclaimed debut with the Company. “Most

Cio-Cio San

notable was the Cuban-American soprano Elizabeth

Caballero, who sang Liu in sensuously glowing tones, her charged legato shaping the

music into cogent paragraphs. Liu’s death scene tore at the heart.” — The New Yorker.

saturday, september 15, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, september 19, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Friday, september 21, 2012 7:30 p.m.

sunday, september 23, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles


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Il trovatore

By Giuseppe Verdi

“The opera house’s

acoustics are bright

and clean.”

This is The sTuFF opera is made oF

Zachary Wolf

Nobility, gypsies, murders, curses,

The New York Times

kidnappings, a suicide, and a love

triangle – all combined with a

sensational Verdi score – no wonder this

opera has been bringing audiences to their feet since its premiere.

This opera is jam-packed with show stopping music including the

legendary “Anvil Chorus.”

Tenor rafael davila (Tosca 2009, Norma 2010) returns to the Lyric Opera

to make his role debut of Manrico. Mr. Davila received rave reviews for his

previous appearances with the Company, “Davila displayed a lyrical voice

with a spectacular upper range.” – Timothy McDonald, The Kansas City Star.

VocaL poWerhouses expecTed

“Il Trovatore is the most vocally challenging piece in the

Verdi canon,” notes Lyric opera artistic director Ward Ward holmquist

holmquist. “There are incredibly high expectations for Artistic Director

all of the principal singers because each performs highly recognizable arias. They are

required to deliver to the extremes of their vocal range and dynamic capabilities, and

have to showcase the full color of their vocal expression. I am assembling the perfect mix

of singers to compliment the Kauffman Center’s acoustics.”

saturday, november 3, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, november 7, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Friday, november 9, 2012 7:30 p.m.

sunday, november 11, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles



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All New Production

the flyIng dutchMan

By Richard Wagner

Wagner’s eerie TaLe

Wagner’s tremendous music, set to this haunting tale of a damned sea

captain who can only be saved by true love, will encompass the entire

theatre, rocking your senses with enormous sets, voices and orchestrations.

It has been 38 years since The Flying Dutchman was produced by the

Company and this all new production designed by R. Keith Brumley

(Turandot 2011) is sure to impress!

Photo by Duane Morris for Portland Opera

soprano melissa citro will make

her role and Company debut as

Senta. The New York Times hailed

Ms. Citro as “impressive.”

meTropoLiTan opera sTar reTurns

richard paul Fink (Nixon in China 2012, Rigoletto

2010) returns to the Lyric Opera to sing the

cursed sea captain. Mr. Fink has been hailed

in the role, “Fink was a healthy, big-voiced,

commanding Dutchman.” — Opera News.

saturday, march 2, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, march 6, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Friday, march 8, 2013 7:30 p.m.

sunday, march 10, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Sung in German with English subtitles


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richard paul Fink

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Photos by Cory Weaver for Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

All New Production

the MIkado

By Gilbert and Sullivan

side-spLiTTing comedy

The Company’s

Gilbert and Sullivan

productions are,

“immensely entertaining

and very, very funny”

Widely regarded as the finest Gilbert and Sullivan Paul Horsley KC Independent

operetta, The Mikado will captivate and humor

you at every turn. Nanki-Poo, son of the Emperor

of Japan, is desperately in love with Yum-Yum.

But she is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner! Witty lyrics and

brilliantly constructed plot twists make this tale of forbidden love, deception

and beheadings a light-hearted favorite among opera-goers everywhere.

Director William Theisen (The Barber of Seville 2012, H.M.S. Pinafore 2009)

returns to the Lyric Opera after directing critically acclaimed productions

with the Company. His direction was described as “accentuating the humor

aspect…ingenious” and makes “chaos comprehensible” by

a comedic masTerpiece

“’No one produces comedic opera like the Lyric

Opera’ our patrons tell me each time we venture

into the genre,” notes Lyric opera artistic director Ward holmquist.

“Our desire in producing The Mikado is to play to this strength by balancing a

season packed with tragic operas with this comic masterpiece.”

saturday, april 20, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, april 24, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Friday, april 26, 2013 7:30 p.m.

sunday, april 28, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Sung in English with English subtitles

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