Opera Saratoga is pleased to announce their 2023 summer season: Don Pasquale, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and The Selfish Giant – all to be performed at Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs, NY. Tickets will be available for Subscribers in January 2023. Single Tickets will be available in February 2023
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Tickets: $25 – $100
Saturday, July 1, 7:30pm
Friday, July 7, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 9, 2:00pm
The Italian opera buffa, Don Pasquale, is Gaetano Donizetti’s most celebrated work as a musical comedy in three acts. Enjoy this bel canto classic as Dr. Malatesta and Norina’s plot unfolds, much to the surprise of her beloved Ernesto and the wealthy Don Pasquale.
Featuring returning Principal and former Opera Saratoga Young Artist, Andy Papas as Don Pasquale, alongside 2023 Young Artists’ Randy Ho as Ernesto, Haley Whitney as Norina, Antonio Cruz as Dr. Malatesta, and Alexander Smith as the Notary.
Directed by former Opera Saratoga Young Artist, Meaghan Deiter. Conducted by Brian Garman.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on a novel by Roy Horniman
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Vocal Arrangements by Dianne Adams McDowell & Steven Lutvak
Tickets: $25 – $100
Friday, June 30, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 2, 2:00pm
Thursday, July 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 8, 7:30pm
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season. With ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical).
When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. This is a must-produce for any theatre looking for a truly original and fresh new comedy that will delight audiences and leave them begging for more.
Opera Saratoga is excited to share a new presentation of this musical comedy, with themes of love, deception, and trickery woven throughout both festival MainStage performances.
Featuring former Opera Saratoga Young Artist, Eric McConnell in his first appearance as a Guest Artist as “The D’Ysquith Family” – Playing 9 roles! Conductor Laura Bergquist returns once again to the Opera Saratoga podium with David Gram as Director.
The Selfish Giant
Music by Clarice Assad
Libretto by Lila Palmer
Based on the short story by Oscar Wilde
Commissioned by American Lyric Theater
Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director
The Selfish Giant was developed at American Lyric Theater under the auspices of the Composer Librettist Development Program in New York City with leadership support from The Mellon Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.
With music by Clarice Assad and libretto by Lila Palmer, this world-premiere production tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant. With great timeliness, this opera addresses themes of empathy, compassion, and togetherness as the selfish giant learns to share his bountiful garden with neighboring children.
This production is suitable for the entire family!
Saturday, July 1 at 11am
Saturday, July 8 at 11am
Tickets for this performance are Free with reservations recommended
Additional productions of The Selfish Giant will be performed throughout the Capital Region as part of Opera Saratoga’s Opera-to-Go education program. Dates and Locations will be announced soon.