Leah Crocetto & Will Liverman Headline Austin Opera’s 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Austin Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring three main stage productions and an Opera ATX production.

Here is a look at the new season:

The season opens with Opera ATX, which is now in its third season. Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Penelope” will be presented at The North Door, an iconic performance space on Austin’s East Side. This production, in collaboration with Fusebox (The Fusebox Festival), continues the themes of past Opera ATX productions of “Soldier Songs” and “Winter Journey” (Winterreise) as a meditation on memory, identity, and the journey home from war. Penelope, a modern twist on the ancient tale of Homer’s Odyssey, is the first opera in company history written by women. The work will feature lyrics by playwright Ellen McLaughlin and will star Shara Nova.

Performance Dates: Oct. 1 & 2, 2020

Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” returns to the company starring Lauren Snouffer, Caitlin Lynch in her Austin Opera debut, Will Liverman, Lindsey Metzger, Matthew Treviño and Christian Zaremba. E. Loren Meeker, the new General & Artistic Director of Opera San Antonio, makes her directorial debut.

Performance Dates: Nov. 7-15, 2020

John Moore is set to star in the Austin premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” by Mason Bates and Mark Campbell. The new production is directed by Tomer Zvulun and is set to star Sarah Larsen, Bille Bruley, Wei Wu, and Madison Leonard.

Performance Dates: Jan. 28-31, 2021

Leah Crocetto stars in the title role of Puccini’s “Tosca” in a production by David Lefkowich. The production also stars Adam Smith as
Cavaradossi and Aleksey Bogdanov as Scarpia. Timothy Myers conducts the masterpiece.

Performance Dates: April 24-May 2, 2021