Utah Opera and Utah Symphony announce 2022-23 seasons • Salt Lake Magazine

Spring in Utah doesn’t just mean warmer weather — for music fans, the new season brings a host of new gigs to look forward to. Tickets are already on sale for Twilight Concert Series, Ogden Twilight and LOVELOUD Fest, and now classical music fans have new seasons of Utah Symphony and Opera to look forward to. Season passes are available through April 21, and individual tickets go on sale June 14.

Utah Opera

A legendary starship captain, a group of French soldiers turned helicopter parents and a turtleneck technology icon – this season of Utah Opera travels across continents and centuries with four diverse performances. The season opens with The Flying Dutchman, written by legendary German composer Richard Wagner and featuring Metropolitan Opera performers Michael Chioldi and Wendy Bryn Harmer. Next, Gaetano Donizetti’s 1840 comedy Daughter of the Regiment follows Marie (Madison Leonard), an orphan raised by a regiment of soldiers, who falls into a cursed romance with Tonio (Jack Swanson), an enemy prisoner. Giuseppe Verdi’s classic masterpiece Rigoletto, the tragic tale of a court jester whose daughter falls in love with a cruel duke, will star Scott Hendricks in the title role alongside Jasmine Habersham and Matthew White. The end of the season is The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, a contemporary American opera by composer Mason Bates and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell. Starring John Moore as Jobs, this unique new work combines electronic instrumentation with traditional operatic music to tell the story of the influential co-founder of Apple’s origins.

(PS If you can’t wait until October to get your opera fix, tickets are on sale for Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved comic opera The Penzance Pirates, which will close the 2021-22 season from May 7 to 15.)

Season 2022-23:

The Flying Dutchman: October 8-16, 2022
Daughter of the Regiment: January 14-22, 2023
Rigoletto: March 11-19, 2023
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: May 6-14, 2023

Utah Symphony

The Utah Symphony’s 2022-23 season will be a bittersweet celebration of longtime conductor Thierry Fischer, who is leaving this year. The Masterpieces series, where the Symphony invites world-class soloists to perform classical music repertoire, is the anchor of the 2022-23 season. The Symphony Orchestra pulls out all the stops this year with some of the most beloved compositions of all time, including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5by Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mozart Magic Flute Fantasy. Fischer will bid farewell to the Utah Symphony in May 2023 with a performance of Mahler’s jaw-dropping Symphony No. 3 with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and The Madeleine Choir School.

Utah Symphony also offers other series subscriptions for different tastes, whether you’re a Broadway fan, movie buff, or classical music enthusiast. Utah Symphony opens rehearsal doors for select Masterworks performances from the Finishing Touches Rehearsal Series, allowing audiences to see the process of refining performances on stage. In the Entertainment series, the worlds of pop and Broadway meet the Symphony for unique performances. This year’s headliners include musical theater legend Bernadette Peters and rock and cabaret performer Storm Large. Iconic film music comes to life in the Films in Concert series, where the Symphony Orchestra performs music from Hollywood films alongside screenings of favorite films. The 2022-23 lineup includes The Goonies, An American in Paris and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the Family series, kid-friendly performances — like a sing-along with Santa Claus, a Sherlock Holmes mystery, and a street-dancing troupe dancing to classical music — introduce toddlers to the Symphony. Utah Symphony will also bring selected Utah County performances to Utah Valley University’s The Noorda.

Single tickets are still available for performances through August of the 2021-22 season. Utah Symphony will also be back in the mountains this summer for the Deer Valley Music Festival. The lineup features homages to Disney and Aretha Franklin and will feature guests such as Boyz II Men and Kristin Chenoweth.

Masterpieces Series

by Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3: Sep 9 & 10, 2022

by Khachaturian Violin Concerto: Sep 16 & 17, 2022

by Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5: Oct. 21 & 22, 2022

by Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1: Nov. 4 & 5, 2022

Stephen Hough as Rachmaninoff: Nov. 11 & 12, 2022

Beethoven’s fifth: 2 & 3 dec. 2022

by Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2: 9 & 10 dec. 2022

Elgar’s Variations of puzzles: Jan. 6 & 7, 2023

Carmina Burana: Jan. 27 & 28, 2023

Emmanuel Pahud performs Mozart Magic Flute Fantasy: February 3 & 4, 2023

by Dvorak Symphony No. 5: March 3 & 4, 2023

Thierry Fischer conducts Bruckner 5: March 24 & 25, 2023

Florence prices piano concerto: April 7 & 8, 2023

Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5: April 21 & 22, 2023

Ravel, Rachmaninoff & Strauss: April 28 & 29, 2023

Messiaen’s Turangalila: May 19 & 20, 2023

Fischer’s Farewell: Mahler Symphony No. 3: May 26 & 27, 2023

Finishing Touches Rehearsal Series

by Khachaturian Violin Concerto: September 15, 2022

by Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2: December 9, 2022

Emmanuel Pahud performs Mozart Magic Flute Fantasy: February 3, 2023

Florence prices piano concerto: April 6, 2023

Entertainment Series

Bernadette Peters with the Utah Symphony Orchestra: Nov. 18 & 19, 2022

An emotional vacation with the Utah Symphony Orchestra: 16 & 17 dec. 2022

Storm Large with the Utah Symphony Orchestra: Love, Storm: February 10 & 11, 2023

Blue Rhapsody: 100 years of Rhapsody in blue & Concerto in F: April 14 & 15, 2023

Films in concert series

The Goonies in concert: Sep 23 & 24, 2022

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 in concert: Oct 27-29, 2022

by Tim Burton The Nightmare Before Christmas in concert: 21-23 dec. 2022

An American in Paris movie in concert: February 24 & 25, 2023

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in concert: June 23 & 24, 2023

Family Series

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Maestro: April 23, 2022

Here is Santa Claus!: December 17, 2022

Flying dance company: Break the classic: March 18, 2023

Fantastic Philharmonic: The creation of the orchestra: April 15, 2023

Utah Symphony at Noorda

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Maestro: April 19, 2022

by Khachaturian Violin Concerto: September 15, 2022

by Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5: October 20, 2022

by Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1: 3 Nov 2022

An emotional vacation with the Utah Symphony Orchestra: December 15, 2022

Philharmonia Fantastique: the creation of the orchestra: April 11, 2023

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