Austin Opera ATX Series 2022-23 Season Announcement

By Afton Wooten

Austin Opera has announced the works to be featured in its Opera ATX series during the 2022-23 season.

The ATX series highlights new operas, emerging artists, and experiments with alternative venues. This season is produced in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and Mexico City’s Ópera de Bellas Artes.

Opening the season is the “Bella Noche de Música” concert. The concert celebrates Latinx music and culture with 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. Timothy Meyers conducts at the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park.

Performance Date: April 4, 2023

Next up is Vuyani Dance Theatre’s Cion: “Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro,” a South African production reimagining Ravel’s “Bolero.” The event takes place at the Bass Concert Hall.

Performance Date: April 19, 2023

Closing the Opera ATX series is the Austin installation of “Beethoven in Virtual Reality” directed by Francesca Zambello. Viewers will experience two scenes from Beethoven’s “Fidelio” through a VR headset Soprano Tamara Wilson portrays Leonora in her Austin Opera debut performing the aria “Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern.” Also making an Austin Opera debut is tenor Russell Thomas who will sing Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!”

Other pop-ups of “Beethoven in Virtual Reality” will appear at the Fusebox Festival and Austin Beerworks.

Performance Dates: Jan. – May, 2023