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Famous for its Triumphal march and soaring arias, Verdi’s grand opera is an intimate story of a love triangle between enemies during the times of war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Graced with some of Verdi’s greatest music, it’s a tour de force of choral scenes, dance, massive sets, and vocal power. Issachah Savage and Karen Slack will make their Austin Opera debuts in this beloved story of ill-fated love and betrayal.
Karen Slack (soprano) | Aida
Issachah Savage (tenor) | Radames
Based on John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, this riveting American opera is a faithful retelling of one of America’s most celebrated works of literature. Carlisle Floyd vividly captures the lives of the characters, the feel of the era, the bunkhouse, the depressed economy, and Lenny’s tragic story.
Corey Bix (tenor) | Lenny Small
Matthew Burns (bass-baritone) | George Milton
Ryan MacPherson (tenor) | Curley
Sara Gartland (soprano) | Curley’s Wife
Rossini’s beloved comic opera returns to the repertoire with a cast that is sure-to please. Ginger Costa-Jackson as Rosina, Troy Cook as Figaro, and Patrick Carfizzi as Dr. Bartolo will charm and dazzle you with their Rossinian vocal fireworks. And we’re thrilled to welcome back Jamie Offenbach as Don Basilio, following his wonderful performance as Mephistopheles in “Faust.” Rossini’s musical wit glints through every scene of this delightful comedy, one of the most playful and popular ever written!
Troy Cook (baritone) | Figaro
Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano) | Rosina
Juan Jose de Leon (tenor) | Count Almaviva
Season Opening Gala Concert | Sept 26, 2016
The 2015-16 Season will kick off with a special gala concert on September 26 that highlights the great talents of the Austin Opera Orchestra. Rising dramatic soprano Heidi Melton will be joined by Rachele Gilmore, and Liz Cass in selections from beloved operas by Wagner and Strauss including Tristan und Isolde, Der Rosenkavalier, Salome and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
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Nov 7, Jan 23, April 23 – Performances begin at 7:30 PM
Make your night at the opera a glamorous event! The Saturday Series begins with a red carpet opening to launch the season in November. Add on a gourmet boxed dinner to enjoy on the Long Center terrace or a pre-opera dinners held in the Kodosky Lounge.
Nov 12, Jan 28, April 28 – Performances begin at 7:30 PM
Add on an optional pre-opera Young Professionals event, with hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine and the chance to network and meet new arts enthusiasts. Join us for an evening of culture, friends and fun.
Nov 15, Jan 31, May 1 – Performances begin at 3:00 PM
Make opera a family tradition with the Sunday Series! Add on our on-site Music Camp for just $20 per child. Led by teachers from the Armstrong Community Music School, we provide cultural enrichment for children ages 4-10 years old. Matinee Music Camp is held in the AT&T Room on the ground floor of The Long Center.
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As a subscriber, when will I receive my tickets?
Subscribers to the 2015-16 Season should expect their tickets by mail in July. If you have any other vouchers for parking, admission to the Kodosky Lounge, etc. you will also receive those vouchers at that time.
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