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VERDI’S DON CARLO
November 16, 21, 24, 2013
Politics, love and family loyalties are tested in this epic battle of wills involving a tyrannical king, a despairing prince and an innocent young woman. Verdi’s tour de force tells the tale of powerful people who must accept their role as pawns in a tragic destiny. Austin Lyric Opera is presenting Don Carlo for the first time on the Austin stage, in celebration of the bicentennial of Verdi’s birth. New York City’s Metropolitan Opera tenor James Valenti leads a world-class cast. To learn more about the cast, composer and read a synopsis, click here.
January 30, February 1, 2, 2014
A captivating diva becomes entangled in a dangerous struggle between her rebellious lover and a scheming police chief, whose desire to have her reaches a deadly climax. Set against the turbulent political backdrop of Napoleonic Rome, Tosca features some of Puccini’s most passionate music in one of opera’s most explosive dramas. Featuring Mardi Byers, Scott Piper and Wayne Tigges in the lead roles. To learn more about the cast, composer and read a synopsis, click here.
DONIZETTI’S THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
May 1, 3, 4, 2014
Mischievous charlatans, misguided affections and “magic” potions intoxicate and entice in this delightful story of a simple peasant who has fallen in love with the town beauty. Filled with twists and turns and romantic mix-ups, Donizetti’s masterpiece is a beguiling combination of romance and comedy. This wildly popular and enchanting work is another first for Austin Lyric Opera. Sara Gartland, Rene Barbera and Christopher Magiera take on some of the lead roles. To learn more about the cast, composer and read a synopsis, click here.
Go Inside the 2013-14 Season with Met Opera Radio commentator Will Berger to learn more.