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USUO's 2016-17 cultural festival celebrate's Utah Opera's 40th Anniversary. We will celebrate our 40th anniversary season with 40 days of local opera events from September 1 - October 15 culminating in the production of Puccini’s La bohème










Ghost Light with Christopher McBeth


Christopher McBeth, Artistic Director of Utah Opera talks about 40 Days of Opera on USUO’s podcast Ghost Light


To listen to Ghost Light: 


2nd | 8 pm  

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Utah Symphony’s Great American Road Trip

Split Mountain at Dinosaur National Monument


Returning Utah Opera Resident Artist Abigail Rethwisch sings with the Utah Symphony


More information: 

7th | 7 pm



Random Act of Opera Moka SLC

Marmalade Library, 280 W 500 S SLC, UT


The Utah Opera Resident Artists sing at the beginning of Moka’s “locals only” coffee and chocolate class at the Marmalade Library 


RSVP: http://www.mokaslc.com/marmalade-coffee-and-chocolate.html

9th | 8 pm

Classical 89


Classical 89 Utah Opera Rebroadcast - Carmen


BIZET Carmen (Utah Opera)
89.1 FM & 89.5 FM(southern Utah County)
online at 


11th | 11 amOpera Star


Who Wants to Be an Opera Star? preview

Utah Opera Production Studio, 336 N 400 W SLC, UT


The Utah Opera Resident Artists give a preview to USUO staff of the school show they will present more than 100 times throughout the 2017-18 school year


At 2 pm the same day, the show premieres at Blackridge Elementary

11th | 4 pmMusic and the Mind


Music & The Mind

David Gardner Hall


Listen to music like you never have before. World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming and Dr. Norman Foster, a professor of neurology at the University of Utah will take us through the impact of music on the mind and how brain imaging is building a gateway for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease.


Tickets not required but seating is limited and first come first served – doors open at 3:30 pm. 

13th | 7:30 pm



An Evening with Renée Fleming

Abravanel Hall


International opera sensation Renée Fleming kicks off our 40th Anniversary Season with at Utah Opera's 40th Anniversary Gala


Ticketed event - for tickets visit USUO website

15th | 5:30 + 

6:15 pm


Art Access


Art Access Gallery Stroll

Art Access - 230 S 500 W, SLC


Utah Opera Resident Artists will be performing twice at the Art Access Gallery Stroll


For more info:


16th | 8 am

Autumn Aloft


Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Launch

Park City


As part of the 2017 Autumn Aloft Hot Air balloon festival, former Utah Opera Resident Artist Tyson Miller will be singing.


For more information: 


16th | 8 pmClassical 89


Classical 89 Utah Opera Rebroadcast - Carmen


LEIGH Man of La Mancha (Utah Opera)
89.1 FM & 89.5 FM(southern Utah County)
online at 

17th | 6 pm


Ogden Opera Guild Fall Social

(by invitation only)


The Ogden Opera Guild will meet to celebrate many years of successful collaboration with Utah Opera and will be joined by the Utah Opera Resident Artists.

19th | 4 pm

Salt Lake County


Salt Lake County Council Meeting

2001 South State Street N2-200 SLC


The Utah Opera Resident Artists will be singing for a meeting of the Salt Lake County Council.

20th | 3 pm

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Random Act of Opera

Salt Lake City Public Library


The Utah Opera Resident Artists will be performing a random act of opera at the Salt Lake City Public Library 

21st | 6:30 pm

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Open House & Production Studio Tours

Utah Opera Production Studios


Community members are invited to visit our production studio for a tour of our facilities and to get a better idea of what we do. Interested community members should meet at the Plaza at 6:30 pm and we will take you through the Production Studios so you can see our costume shop, scene shop, and so much more. We will be staging our first opera of the season, La bohème, and participants will be able to see what an opera rehearsal looks like.


We are currently at capacity and can no longer accept any more RSVPs. We hope to do more events of this nature and hope you will join us at that time.

23rd | 8 pmClassical 89


Classical 89 Utah Opera Rebroadcast - Lucia di Lammermoor


DONIZETTI Lucia di Lammermoor (Utah Opera)
89.1 FM & 89.5 FM(southern Utah County)
online at 

25th to 27th



Utah Opera Resident Artists Tour to Cache Valley


The Utah Opera Resident Artists will be visiting several schools in the Cache Valley area.



26th | 1:30 pm

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Osher Lifelong Learning Class


This fall, you are invited to look inside the soul of an artist with Puccini's classic depiction of struggling bohemians navigating love, life, and death in turn-of-the-century Paris. Join Utah Opera as it comes full circle to bring you La Boheme, a celebration of Utah Opera's premiere performance in 1978.


For more information: follow this link! 

27th | 2 pm



Savvy Seniors screening of Moonstruck

Salt Lake Public Library


Come watch the 1987 film about Loretta Castorini, a book kepper from Brooklyn, New York, who finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. Not only is this film a beautififul story, but there is connection to La bohème as well. 

27th | 7 pm


 Opera and its voices in Utah

Opera and its Voices in Utah

Logan LDS Tabernacle


STANFORD OLSEN sings, and WALTER RUDOLPH elaborates on the fascinating development of "Opera and Its Voices in Utah." Lively commentary on this culminating art form.


Free and open to the public 

More info at this link!


30th | 11 am

Farmers Market 2


Downtown Farmers Market



The UO Resident Artists will be performing another random act of opera at SLC’s Downtown Farmers Market. 

30th | 8 pm

Classical 89


Classical 89 Utah Opera Rebroadcast - Don Giovanni


MOZART Don Giovanni (Utah Opera)
89.1 FM & 89.5 FM(southern Utah County)
online at 




2nd | 6 pm

Utah Opera McBeth Tag


La bohème:Inside Opera

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre


Get a behind the scenes peek into an actual opera rehearsal and learn ‘insider’ information from Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth, Director of Education and Community Outreach Paula Fowler, and members of the production team.


RSVP by September 6 to Chelsea Kauffman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 801-869-9001. 

4th | 1 pm 

 Up Close


Opera Up Close: East High School 

East High School, SLC


The UO Resident Artists will be visiting East High School to perform their program Opera UP Close for High School Choir students 

6th | 2 pm


Bob Tweten


Voice Masterclass with Maestro Robert Tweten

Westminster College


Westminster College Conductor Robert Tweten will be giving a masterclass to voice students at Westminster College. This event is open and free to the public.

7th | 7 pm 



Opera-tunities Night for La bohème

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre


The final dress rehearsal of La bohème is open and free to all public school K-12 students.


Tickets available at the door

10th | 6:30 pm

AriaFest 2-2



Capitol Theatre


Local university students will face off in a competition of arias at the Capitol Theatre.


Participation in this event is limited to current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in vocal performance studies or with a vocal emphasis at a local university, and must have the approval of their principal voice professor to participate.

To apply, please follow this link:

7, 9, 11 & 13 | 7:30pm

15th | 2 PM

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La bohème 

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre


Utah Opera will be presenting La bohème in commemoration of its first production of the same opera 40 years ago 


Ticketed event - for tickets follow this link!

15th | 5 PM


Chocolate Conspiracy


Wine, Chocolate and Opera

Chocolate Conspiracy 774 S 300 W, SLC


Tickets on sale Sept. 11




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