11-12 Season

11-12 Season

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

The verismo operatic twins – two short Italian operas about love, hate and unstoppable jealousy that never lose their relevance.

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

Immigrants who decide to create a new city in the middle of nowhere are faced with greed that rocks their minds and soul alike. An anti capitalist satire which is as meaningful today as it was when written by Weill and Brecht.

Jenufa

A family tragedy in which a strong minded woman murders the baby of her
stepdaughter because the father of the child will not marry her.
Janácek’s masterpiece focuses on powerful women who have to survive in a male dominated society.

Lucia di Lammermoor

A dark drama with a sensational mad scene. Enrico forces his sister Lucia to marry a man she does not love. Lucia agrees, yet on her wedding night kills her husband and commits suicide.

Madama Butterfly

The young Butterfly learns to face pain and the loss of her honor as the man she loves disappears after he leaves her pregnant with his child. Puccini's tear-jerking tragedy returns to the stage in Trelinsky's stylized production.

Orfeo ed Euridice

The mythological story about the singer / poet Orfeo who loses his wife and receives a second chance from the gods to bring her back to life. An insightful look at the tormented soul of the artist who always searches for his muse.

Rigoletto

The womenizing Duke sings La donna e mobile as he enjoys his ongoing conquests, while his jester Rigoletto plans a personal vendetta in Verdi’s popular opera about blind love, hate and the wish for revenge.

The Opera Festival at Masada

The free spirited gypsy Carmen sings about freedom as she falls in love with the soldier José and then with the toreador Escamillo. Fiery Spanish dances and seductive arias in a huge celebration performed by
hundreds of participants by the Mt. of Masada. Love, scorching passion and hate that knows no boundries conducted by Daniel Oren.

11/06/2012 21:30

The Child Dreams

Tosca