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Utah Festival Opera goes Technicolor and more

Utah Festival Opera is a true Utah summer experience. The five-week festival in Logan, Utah consists of more than 100 events, including four operatic productions. Also scheduled are various orchestral and vocal concerts, an international competition, continuing adult education, pre-performance discussions and much more.

For tickets and more information, go to utahfestival.org.

Fiddler on the Roof
July 13, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27
Aug. 2, 8, 10

Tevye lives at a crossroads. His family and Jewish traditions are being challenged by his strong-willed daughters, and the Tsar of Russia has issued an edict to evict Jews from their homes and villages.

The Flying Dutchman
July 10, 19, 25
Aug. 3, 9

Ghost ships, curses and treasure! Long before those Caribbean pirates sailed the ocean blue, The Flying Dutchman wowed opera-goers with romantic and mysterious tales of the sea.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
July 11, 17, 19, 25, 27
Aug. 1, 8, 9

Follow Joseph as he is sold into Egypt by his plotting brothers and later reconciles with his family when a famine plagues the land.

Otello
July 12, 20, 26
Aug. 2, 10

In true opera fashion, this tale is packed with deceit, conspiracy, a love triangle and tragedy. Otello, a Venetian general, returns home from a successful military campaign to assume his governorship of Cyprus.

Eight Hands, Two Pianos
July 13

Revel in creativity. Highly accomplished pianists “tickle the ivories” in a concert of inspired performances on the world’s favorite and most versatile instrument.

A Tribute to Irving Berlin
July 18

Aug. 3

Enjoy an evening of the best of Irving Berlin, who is widely considered one of the greatest and most prolific songwriters in American history.

International Opera Competition
July 23, 31

Utah Festival hosts more than 20 extraordinarily talented artists. The audience helps select the winner, who then heads to Italy to compete for the ultimate operatic prize.

Pioneers and Patriots
July 24

Celebrate Pioneer Day and the Western pioneer spirit with fanfares, patriotic music, a stirring salute to the men and women in our Armed Forces and more.

Operafest
July 31

Utah Festival’s ensemble, soloists and orchestra perform selections from some of the world’s most beloved operas. For the first time, this year’s International Opera Competition Finals will be incorporated into this dynamic performance.

Missa Solemnis
Aug. 7

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is one of the composer’s supreme achievements.

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