TACOMA Opera

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Our 2019 / 2020 Season


Fall 2019

L’elisir d’amore

(The Elixir of Love)

by Gaetano Donizetti

A simple farmhand falls in love with a rich farmer’s daughter.
He buys a bottle of wine from a traveling salesman thinking it’s a magic love potion. Calamity, confusion and comic misadventures follow
but in the end, true love wins!
(Sung in Italian with English supertitles)
Thursday, October 24 at 7:00pm (Preview)
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 1 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 3 at 2:00pm
All performances are at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma
 
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Winter 2020

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini

Tosca, a fiery famous singer, loves Cavaradossi, a painter who opposes
an oppressive regime led by Scarpia who lusts for Tosca.
~ Not exactly the ingredients for a happy ending ~
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One of Opera’s great dramatic stories
set to the glorious music of Giacomo Puccini
(Sung in Italian with English supertitles)
Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm (Preview)
Saturday, February 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 16 at 2:00pm
All performances are at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma
 
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Spring 2020

Iolanthe

by Gilbert & Sullivan

In Gilbert & Sullivan’s most whimsical and charming operetta,
stuffy old members of Parliament encounter Iolanthe
and the other fancy free fairies of Fairyland,
for one of the merriest musical entertainments of all time.
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Great light hearted fun for children of all ages – from nine to ninety.
(Sung in English with English supertitles)

Thursday, April 16 at 7:00pm (Preview)
Saturday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm
All performances are at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma
 
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Fun Quotes about Opera
“Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.” ~ Terry Pratchett (English Author)
“No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.” ~ W. H. Auden (Anglo-American Poet)
“The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral” ~ H.L. Mencken (American Journalist, Satirist and Critic)
“I’d hate this to get out but I really like opera” ~ Ford Frick (American Sportswriter)