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Lucia di Lammermoor

March 7, 11, 13, and 15, 2020

Come for the wedding. Stay for the funeral.

Despite ominous premonitions, young Lucia stokes the fire of a forbidden love with her brother’s greatest enemy. But with her one-wealthy family balanced on the brink of bankruptcy, she is forced to do her familial duty and marry the head of a rival family. Convinced by her ambitious brother that her true love has been unfaithful, she signs the marriage contract. When her former flame finds out, he flips out. And that’s when the wedding cake hits the fan.

With tragedy rivaling Romeo and Juliet, and violence reminiscent of Psycho, a day that began with a wedding march now ends with a funeral procession. And a little club soda will NOT get this out.

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The Shining

April 25, 29, May 1, and 3, 2020

Dad hasn’t been himself lately, or literally.

Deep in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies, nestled between the middle of nowhere and miles from where anyone can hear you scream, waits the Overlook Hotel. For its new caretakers, the Torrance family, the only thing more unnerving than their profound seclusion is the realization that they are not the hotel’s only guests.

The young son with a sixth sense endures this house of horrors as his father faces demons – past and present, real and remembered – that ultimately turn him into a monster. What started as a desperate search for financial (and marital) sanctuary, spirals into a terrifying struggle for sanity and survival.

With music as haunting as the story is tragic, only through opera does The Shinindiscover more frightening and fulfilling depths than ever before.

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Announcing our 2020-2021 Season

Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale July 13, 2020.

LA TRAVIATA

September 26, 30, October 2 and 4, 2020

A NIGHT WITH A FRENCH COURTESAN DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE A HAPPY ENDING.

Violetta, a courtesan whose beauty is matched only by her intellect and her influence, is celebrated for her skills in seduction and savoir faire, attracting admirers from the cream of the aristocratic crop. But when the hopeless romantic Alfredo professes true love, Violetta abandons her life of luxury to be with the love of her life. From here, Verdi’s goosebump-inducing melodies serenade the star-crossed couple on their steady descent into scandal, sacrifice, and tragedy.

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THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS

November 7, 11, 13 and 15, 2020

THE SONG SAYS THE LIVIN’ IS EASY. IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO.

Hailed as the first American opera, Porgy and Bess has courted critical acclaim and cultural controversy since its premiere. In this tragic love story, a wealth of musical purity pours out of a community plagued by poverty and addiction. For Porgy, a man with “plenty o’ nuttin’,” protecting the woman he loves is everything. But can he truly be her knight in shining armor? Or will their story end with each back where they started?

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THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS

February 27, March 3, 5 and 7, 2021

THE STORY OF THE PERSONAL COMPUTER HAS NEVER BEEN MORE PERSONAL.

In a brand-new production as innovative as the man who inspired it, we explore the life of Steve Jobs, from hippie idealist to tech icon. How is it that a person whose devices have connected us in so many ways struggled to make meaningful connections with the people closest to him? Beneath the towering Silicon Valley legend is the story of a complicated human being whose personal demons had lasting consequences.

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CARMEN

April 24, 28, 30 and May 2, 2021

IF YOU’RE NOT WRAPPED AROUND HER FINGER, CHECK UNDER HER HEEL.

Bizet’s feminist fatale is the kind of woman your mother warned you about—and secretly wanted to be. When Carmen is arrested by Don Jose, her passion is so potent that he lets her go, and follows her into a new life among smugglers and fortune tellers. After a tarot card reading foretells death, their romance becomes Fate’s first victim. Jealous and obsessed, Jose confronts Carmen. Will she make one more daring escape, or is her fate inevitable?

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Past Seasons and Performances

2019-2020

Mainstage Season:

Explorations Series:

  • “…When there are nine,” January 18, 2020
  • Cabaret: In the Mood for Love, February 1, 2020

2018-2019

Mainstage Season:

Explorations Series:


2017-2018

Main Stage Season:

Explorations Series:


2016-2017

Main Stage Season:

Explorations Series:

  • Meet the Resident Artists, September 11, 2016
  • Schubert | Beatles, October 1, 2016
  • The Juliet Letters, January 28 and 29, 2017
  • American Voices, March 19, 2017


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