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2017/2018 Season

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Christoph Gluck

June 2-10, 2018

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Journey through the underworld to the roots of modern storytelling with Gluck’s timeless tale of love lost, lamented, and reborn. A groundbreaking musical adaptation of the legendary protagonist’s descent into grief and subsequent return to grace receives an innovative and intimate staging with all-female leading characters.

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2018/2019 Season

Porgy And Bess

George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

Aug. 11-25, 2018

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The great American opera boasts some of the best songs ever written – including “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, alongside rhapsodic orchestral and choral writing. The slice of life story set in Catfish Row boldly combines action, humor, romance, struggle and celebration. A vibrant, one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will inspire you to “rise up singing.”

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The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten

Oct. 13-27, 2018

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An unnamed governess travels to an isolated mansion to care for two orphaned children. What follows are a series of increasingly ominous encounters with menacing spirits of the manor’s previous staff. Are the ghosts supernatural in origin, or are they the products of her overactive imagination? Britten’s haunting score infuses tangible tension to the tantalizing tale of psychological disintegration.

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Il trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi

Jan. 12-26, 2019

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Packed with more hit songs than any opera but Carmen, Verdi’s hot-blooded melodrama thrills with swift action, intense pathos, and vocal fireworks galore. During a time of civil war, a mother’s love clashes with a dark secret from her past as two rival soldiers feud for the favor of an enigmatic noblewoman. The iconic score had audiences shouting “Viva Verdi!” after its premiere.

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Music by Mason Bates
Libretto by Mark Campbell

Feb. 23-Mar. 9, 2019

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West Coast debut! This innovative and crowd-pleasing portrait of Apple’s visionary co-founder “does what opera does best: giving audiences a glimpse into the inner life of its title character” (Marin Independent Journal). Campbell’s compelling libretto interweaves universal themes of communication and connection. Bates’ lyrical and rhythmic score dazzles with a mix of traditional and electronic instrumentation.

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Carmen

Georges Bizet

May 4-18, 2019

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Bizet’s sexy thriller about an everyday soldier’s ill-fated obsession with the ultimate femme fatale is the iconic opera. Featuring an unrivaled procession of hit melodies, Bizet’s lavish score brims with brilliant orchestration. Moving like a runaway train from its rousing overture to the tour-de-force finale, Carmen packs all the vibrancy and volatility of a bullfight into an irresistible theatrical event.

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