Carmen is Everywhere! A Cultural History of the Carmen Figure
Ariadne auf Naxos
Richard Strauss’ tour de force, Ariadne auf Naxos, tells the story of a wealthy man who has assembled two groups of performers in his home – a group of opera singers preparing for a serious opera, and a troupe of comedians scheduled to perform an Italian comedy. As time grows short, the patron demands that the opera and the comedy be performed together, leading to an array of unexpected – and ultimately very satisfying - results. Celebrated director Francesca Zambello’s production debuted at the Glimmerglass Festival, and re-imagines the playful and passionate tale in a rural barn setting. Glorious music and vocal fireworks from an ensemble cast led by soprano Alexandra LoBianco, tenor Jonathan Burton, soprano Jeni Houser, and mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano bring this romantic tale of backstage hijinks to life.
7:30PM, Saturday, January 27, 2018
7:30PM, Thursday, February 1, 2018
2:30PM, Sunday, February 4, 2018
3:00PM, Thursday, February 8, 2018
Opera Overtures are offered one hour before every Austin Opera performance! These free lectures provide expert insights designed to boost your enjoyment of the production for both opera aficionados and first-time opera goers.
6:30PM, Saturday, April 28, 2018
6:30PM, Thursday, May 3, 2018
1:30PM, Sunday, May 6, 2018
Verdi’s tragic heroine takes center stage in one of the most frequently performed operas of all time – La traviata. Violetta Valery, a courtesan who knows she will soon die, falls in love with the handsome Alfredo, but – as often happens in opera - their happiness cannot last. Soprano Marina Costa-Jackson, who took first place in 2015 in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, takes the stage as Violetta. American tenor Scott Quinn will make his Austin Opera debut as Alfredo. Michael Chioldi performs the pivotal role of Alfredo’s father, Giorgio.
7:30PM, Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30PM, Thursday, May 3, 2018
2:30PM, Sunday, May 6, 2018
UrbanNites at the Opera
UrbanNites is Austin’s premier social club! Your ticket to UrbanNites covers the perfect night out and networking opportunity at Austin Opera’s Thursday evening performances at the Long Center, including a pre-show reception in the Kodosky Lounge with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, and premier seating for the performance. NEW this season, each event will feature a gin cocktail provided by sponsor ROXOR Gin.
6:00PM, Thursday, May 3, 2018
Purchase by phone: call Austin Opera Patron Services at 512-472-5992