2021-2022 Season, Austin Opera
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Austin Opera today announces its 2021–2022 Season, featuring our trademark blend of classic grand operas, new pioneering works with contemporary stories, and the use of innovative technology to push the boundaries of the audience experience.
Austin Opera will offer three productions at our home in the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The season opens with Mozart’s romantic comedy The Marriage of Figaro in November; continues with a new production premiere of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell’s Grammy Award-winning opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, in February; and closes in May with Beethoven’s Fidelio: A Celebratory Gala Production, featuring pre- and post-performance celebrations of the company’s resilience. All three productions will be conducted by Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Timothy Myers.
Opera ATX, our innovative series offering experimental operatic experiences true to the pioneering spirit of Austin, returns with a tech-driven take on Fidelio. Through an exciting association with Washington National Opera, Beethoven in Virtual Reality: Fidelio will bring scenes from Beethoven’s Fidelio to vivid life at immersive, site-specific installations throughout the city.
“Our next season reinforces the new identity of Austin Opera—we are programming a beautiful production of one of the most beloved and classic operas of all time, premiering a new production of an acclaimed contemporary opera that is particularly relevant to our tech-driven city, and we take a deep dive into a timeless masterpiece with modern political relevance by offering it through both traditional performance means and cutting-edge technology."
-Annie Burridge, Austin Opera General Director & CEO
Current subscribers will receive renewal forms in the mail very soon to secure their seats for the complete 2021–2022 Season, or you may do so online at any time.