Chautauqua Opera Company & Conservatory Unveils 2023 Season

By David Salazar

Chautauqua Opera Company and Conservatory has announced its 2023 season.

The season kicks off with “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Steven Osgood conducts and Dennis Whiteheard Darling directs. The opera stars Kevin Burdette, Eve Gigliotti, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Arnold Livingston Geis, Michael Colman, Angela Yam, Louis Tiemann, Felix Aguilar Tomlinson, and Brian Jeffers.

Performance Dates: June 30 – July 21, 2023

That will be followed up by “Gianni Schicchi” and “Suor Angelica.” John Giampietro directs while Timothy Muffitt. Marquita Richardson stars in “Suor Angelica.”

Performance Dates: July 17, 2023

Next up is “La Tragédie de Carmen.” Osgood conducts and Chía Patiño directs. Monique Galvão, Lili Juyeon Yoo, Louis Tiemann, and Tshilidzi Ndou star.

Performance Dates: July 20, 2023

Marcus Shields will direct “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.”

Performance Dates: August 8 & 9, 2023

The season ends with “Lady in the Dark.” John Giampietro directs.

Performance Dates: August 11, 2023

“The 2023 Opera Company and Conservatory season is an exciting one,” said Steven Osgood, the General and Artistic Director of Chautauqua Opera Company. “’Sweeney Todd’ is a piece I have been eager to conduct, and I am pleased that it will be the first musical Chautauqua Opera Company will produce during my tenure. The large cast, and juicy roles give us an opportunity to bring back familiar artists, including many former Young Artists. With performances in each of the Institution’s first four weeks, there will be a chance for lots and lots of people to see ‘Sweeney Todd.’

“’La Tragédie de Carmen’ is exactly the kind of daring adaptation of a beloved classic that I know Chautauquans will love, and I look forward to sharing and exploring it with our audience. The Opera Conservatory productions will assure that opera will continue in the Amphitheater this summer, and I am pleased that the grounds will ring with those talented singers through Week Seven.”