Gounod's Romeo and JulietRomeo Bryan Hymel, Juliet Nadine Sierra. This pair should be able to generate some heat, the key to a successful Romeo and Juliet.I notice they are not singing in our performance, so we will have to change. Yves Abel will conduct.
1 September 6–October 1, 2019
Britten's Billy BuddCaptain Vere William Burden, Billy Budd John Chest *, John Claggart Christian Van Horn, Mr. Redburn Philip Horst, Mr. Flint Wayne Tigges with staging by Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage. Lawrence Renes will conduct.
September 7–September 22, 2019
Mozart's The Marriage of FigaroFigaro Michael Sumuel, Susanna Jeanine De Bique *, Count Almaviva Levente Molnár *, Countess Almaviva Jennifer Davis *, Cherubino Serena Malfi *. I am not familiar with these singers. This is part of a multi-season trilogy of all three Mozart/da Ponte operas with a narrative linking their stories. Henrik Nánási will conduct.
October 11–November 1, 2019
Puccini's Manon LescautManon Lescaut Lianna Haroutounian [Nedda this season], Chevalier des Grieux Brian Jagde [Mario Cavaradossi this season], conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
November 8–26, 2019
Humperdinck's Hansel and GretelHansel Sasha Cooke [Orlando this season], Gretel Heidi Stober [Zdenka this season], The Witch Robert Brubaker. Christopher Franklin will conduct. This is not the food fight production but comes from London.
November 15–December 7, 2019
Verdi's ErnaniErnani Russell Thomas, Elvira Michelle Bradley *, Don Carlo Simone Piazzola *, Don Ruy Gomez de Silva Christian Van Horn. James Gaffigan will conduct.
June 7–July 2, 2020
Handel's PartenopePartenope Louise Alder *, Rosmira Daniela Mack, Arsace Franco Fagioli *, Armindo Jakub Józef Orliński *, Emilio Alek Shrader, Ormonte Hadleigh Adams. This is a repeat from 5 years ago with some of the same cast. Our Arsace this time will be the fabulous countertenor Franco Fagioli. Christopher Moulds will conduct.
June 12–June 27, 2020
Mason Bates' The (R)evolution of Steve JobsSteve Jobs Edward Parks *, Laurene Powell Jobs Sasha Cooke, Steve Wozniak Garrett Sorenson, Kōbun Chino Otogawa Wei Wu *. This is co-produced with the Santa Fe Opera where it has already played. Our cast is the same. Quote from Wikipedia: "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs was the most popular new opera in Santa Fe Opera’s history and one of the top-selling operas in the company's history." Michael Christie will conduct.
June 16–July 3, 2020