We are proud to announce¬†El Paso Opera‚Äôs twenty-first season: El Paso Opera comes of age with an exciting season filled with great expectations and new horizons!
The season¬†begins with a¬†celebration of¬†our Opera Bhutan collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso. Be a part of history: Attend this¬†groundbreaking, fully staged performance of George Fredric Handel‚Äôs¬†Acis and Galatea, which¬†in 2013 was the first-ever Western opera performed in the Kingdom of¬†Butan.¬†This magical¬†evening¬†of music and dance¬†also celebrates¬†UTEP‚ÄôS 100-year¬†anniversary and features dancers from¬†Bhutan‚Äôs Royal Academy of Performing Arts.¬†Don‚Äôt miss this ¬†international arts event!
Our season culminates in a new presentation of Puccini‚Äôs¬†masterwork¬†Tosca, starring the great New York City opera¬†star Lauren Flanigan.¬†Puccini wrote his classic gut-wrenching tale of drama and tragedy in 1899. Come see Miss Flanigan, who¬†Time magazine called ‚Äúthe thinking man’s diva,‚ÄĚ in her international debut as Tosca in a new production of this startling masterpiece. Tickets for this spectacular production are on sale¬†TODAY by telephone only (online sales will begin soon).
There are more treats for Opera lovers throughout the season. We have our traditional¬†Encores & Overtures event¬†Sunday, Aug. 24¬†(150 Sunset Events Center). This year we celebrate¬†the harmony between¬†the city¬†of El Paso and the Kingdom of Bhutan. The dinner features¬†international opera stars Brian Downen,¬†Jacques-Greg Belobo, Thomas Macleay, and Francesca Mazzulli¬†and performances from the Kingdom of Bhutan‚Äôs Royal Academy of Performing Arts. Tickets are $125; make your reservation by¬†Aug. 16:¬†915-582-5534.
Spring of 2015 brings A Grand Night for Singing, a wonderful evening of song and dance that benefits the El Paso Opera Young Artist Program. There will be music from light opera to musical theatre, with selections from Naughty Marietta,¬†The Desert Song, Rose Marie, and many more, in a staged evening of sophisticated elegance. ¬†Support the careers of our young local artists by attending this magnificent evening.
In November our Children‚Äôs Opera Workshop, re-titled the El Paso Opera YoungStars program, will launch its eagerly awaited second year of original operas created by children from around the region. Also in November, we inaugurate our New Opera Workshop program with a staged reading of Roger Ames‚Äô new opera¬†How Green Was My Valley. We invest in the¬†future¬†of opera and¬†promise to bring you more new and original operas in the years to come.
Remember, season subscribers to the El Paso Opera not only receive¬†discounted tickets to all performances, this year they also receive exclusive, complimentary seats to the Opera Bhutan event. So come along as we come of age, and …
COME TO THE OPERA!