Opera ATX Upcoming Events

Bella Noche de Música

Bella Noche de Música

in collaboration with the  Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, Ópera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park

April 4, 2023

Hosted by Curator for Hispanic and Latinx Programming Claudia Chapa and conducted by Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal

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Conductor & Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers, this tour-de-force celebratory concert of Latinx music and culture features performances by artists from Ópera de Bellas Artes of Mexico City, classical guitarist Arnold Yzaguirre, and mariachi group Trío Chapultepec with the Austin Opera Orchestra.

Vuyani Dance Theatre’s Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro

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Vuyani Dance Theatre’s Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro

in collaboration with Texas Performing Arts

Bass Concert Hall

April 19, 2023

The music of Ravel’s Boléro is scored for South African a cappella voices in this dramatic, ultimately uplifting, theatrical-dance work with live music. Drawing inspiration from South African author Zakes Mda’s novels Cion and Ways of Dying, the character Toloki moves through a hauntingly beautiful exploration of grief, struggle, and relief—a requiem that awakens connection to the departed souls.

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Beethoven in Virtual Reality

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Beethoven in Virtual Reality

in collaboration with Washington National Opera Pop-up installations throughout Austin January – May, 2023

This immersive experience will drop you into two scenes from Beethoven’s operatic masterpiece, Fidelio. Following installations at the Fusebox Festival and Austin Beerworks, stay tuned for our next location this season!

The first scene features American soprano Tamara Wilson as Leonora, in her Austin Opera debut, performing the aria “Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern.” Leonora has disguised herself as a guard named Fidelio, and participants can peer in to watch as she vows to rescue her husband Florestan from unjust imprisonment.

The second scene features the aria “Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!” by American tenor and fellow Austin Opera debut, Russell Thomas. Participants find Florestan in his prison cell, struggling with his current situation. He is dreaming of Leonora as an angel sent to rescue him when she appears outside his cell door.

These scenes were directed by the visionary Francesca Zambello and are accompanied by the magnificent sounds of the Washington National Opera Orchestra, conducted by WNO Principal Conductor, Evan Rogister.

Beethoven in VR is a project of Washington National Opera, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and was created in collaboration with TimeLooper, Inc. and Austin Opera.

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