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5 Must-See Operas This Spring

February 23, 2022

Spring is right around the corner and so are some amazing operas!! Check out our list of 5 operas that we highly recommend seeing this spring. From classic tales, to innovative performances, we think you're going to love what's on our list...!

1. Written in Stone presented by Washington National Opera ( 3/5/2022- 3/25/2022)- Written in Stone is a series of interwoven short works presented together in a single evening. Creative teams offer intimate stories that celebrate diversity and acknowledge the struggles of today's America.

2. In Our Daughter's Eyes presented by LA Opera (04/13/2022 - 04/17/2022): A West Coast Premiere! Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun's one-man opera stars baritone Nathan Gunn as a father-to-be struggling to become a man his daughter would be proud of. You don't have to be a father to love this story.

3. Don Carlos presented by The Metropolitan Opera (02/28/2022 - 03/26/2022): For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi's epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Don Carlos, a Spanish crown prince and daughter of the King of France falls in love, only to be torn apart by international politics when Carlo's father, King Philip II decides to marry Elizabeth himself.

4. Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Beethoven 9 presented by Lyric Opera of Chicago (04/01/2022 - 04/01/2022) : Lyric will celebrate Sir Andrew Davis's magnificent two-decade tenure as music director with one of his favorite works, never previously performed at Lyric: Beethoven's enthralling, life-enhancing Symphony No. 9, the "Choral," music's most exalted hymn to the human spirit.

5. Salome presented by Tulsa Opera (04/29/2022 - 05/01/2022): It's Herod's birthday party, and you're invited! This is an immersive audience experience as conceived by Thaddeus Strassberger, the Tulsa born and raised opera director whose productions have been acclaimed the world over. Salome, the first-ever Tulsa production of Strauss' dazzling masterpiece, marks Strassberger's Tulsa Opera debut.

Which operas are you looking forward to experiencing this spring?

Written by Anita Johnson

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