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2018/2019 Season

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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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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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