Utah Opera Announces its 2020-21 Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced the programming and creative teams for Utah Opera 2020-21 season.

Casting details will be announced at a later date.

In this upcoming season, Utah Opera will showcase four operas at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.

Wagner’s opera “The Flying Dutchman” will open the season in October 2020, with the premiere on October 10.  German conductor Jun Märkl will conduct the production by Conor Hanratty with set design is by Peter Dean Beck.

Performance Dates: Oct. 10-18, 2020

Dove and Angelis’ contemporary opera “Flight” will be showcased in mid-January. Utah Opera guest conductor Robert Tweten will conduct the production by Kristine McIntyre with set design is by R. Keith Brumley.

Performance Dates: Jan. 16-24, 2021

The third opera in the repertoire will be Puccini, Illica, and Giacosa’s “Tosca” with Ari Pelto conducting. The production will be directed by Omer Ben Seadia with set design by Ercole Sormani.

Performance Dates: March 13-21, 2021

Finally, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” will be on stage in mid-May. Gary Thor Wedow will conduct the production by Kyle Lang with set design by James Schuette.

Performance Dates: May 8-16, 2021