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Rigoletto
Austin Opera opens its 2019-2020 Season with one of opera’s most gritty and exciting works: Verdi’s Rigoletto, November 9 – 17, 2019 at the Long Center.

This tragic story revolving around the unscrupulous Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s stunning daughter Gilda is considered to be one of Verdi’s operatic masterpieces. Rigoletto is consumed by his thirst for revenge, but his innocent daughter Gilda pays the ultimate price. The instantly recognizable score features one of the most famous arias in all of opera – the Duke’s “La donna è mobile” – which has become part of the fabric of popular culture.
7:30PM, Saturday, November 9, 2019
7:30PM, Thursday, November 14, 2019
2:30PM, Sunday, November 17, 2019
Everest
Austin Opera’s season continues with the company premiere of Everest, January 23 – 26, 2020 at the Long Center. This opera, with music by Joby Talbot and libretto by Gene Scheer, tells the tale of one of the deadliest years in recorded history, 1996, at Mount Everest.

Bad weather has affected 1996’s climbing season – causing multiple expeditions to attempt to summit on May 10-11. A bottleneck of climbers at the famous Hillary Step has delayed the progress of Rob Hall’s group and has splintered the group in two as a ferocious storm brews and rages around them. The climbers will struggle to overcome elements in their quest for survival.
7:30PM, Thursday, January 23, 2020
7:30PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
2:30PM, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Schubert's Winter Journey "Winterreise" - Opera ATX
Based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller, Winterreise (“Winter Journey”) follows a heartbroken poet on an existential trek across heavy snows and frozen creeks of a German winter. David Adam Moore stars in this visually striking production, which uses 3D projection mapping designed by the NYC-based multimedia art collective GLMMR, to fuse the worlds of fine art, photography, visual technology, and live performance.

Austin Opera's Principal Coach & Pianist Nyle Matsuoka joins Moore at the piano, Victoria (Vita) Tzykun designs costumes and scenery, and Maxwell Bowman designs the lighting.
8:00PM, Saturday, March 28, 2020
4:00PM, Sunday, March 29, 2020
8:00PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020
4:00PM, Sunday, April 5, 2020
Turandot
Austin Opera concludes its 2019- 2020 Season with Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, April 25 – May 3, 2020, at the Long Center.

Turandot, a beautiful princess with a heart of ice, meets her match when the prince Calaf dares to answer her deadly riddles with the promise of love. A selfless sacrifice by Calaf’s faithful servant ultimately awakens true emotion in Turandot, proving that in the game of love, you can’t win the top prize without giving away your heart. Puccini’s final masterwork features one of the most iconic and powerful arias in all of opera, “Nessun dorma,” transporting audiences to another time and place, a world of heightened spectacle where myth comes to life through music.
7:30PM, Saturday, April 25, 2020
7:30PM, Thursday, April 30, 2020
2:30PM, Sunday, May 3, 2020
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