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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Utah Lyric Opera announces its 2012-13 Season at the Covey Center for the Arts

Utah Lyric Opera announces its 2012-13 Season at the Covey Center for the Arts

"This 17th season at ULO we continue our tradition of artistic excellence with three big ticket events at the Covey Center.  We are pleased to brag more of Utah´s talent with such artists as Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller."
---Christopher Holmes, ULO Executive Director

Note: Chris can put you in contact with performers and others affiliated with the productions.

Provo- Beginning September 1, 2012, season subscriptions to the Utah Lyric Opera´s upcoming season will go on sale at the Covey Center for the Arts.  The series kicks off with two revered Christmas traditions on December 1: Menotti´s  Amahl and the Night Visitors, a touching story about a crippled boy and his mother who chance upon the Magi as they journey to see the Christ child, and a "Sing-Along" of Handel´s Messiah.  Local residents Tyler Nelson (San Francisco Opera) and Diane Thueson Reich (Utah Festival Opera) are among the soloists lined up for the season opener.  Reed Criddle, Artistic Director of the Wasatch Chorale, will conduct and Tim Slover, well-known author of "The Christmas Chronicles" and "Joyful Noise" will provide narration to the Messiah Sing-Along. 

Possibly the greatest love story ever sung, Puccini´s La bohème will be presented February 8, 9, 2013 in a striking new production set in Paris during the years following WWII.  Utah native Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, who won a Tony Award and Grammy nomination for the role of Mimi in Baz Luhrman´s Broadway production of the same opera, will star alongside tenor Isaac Hurtado who received rave reviews for his portrayal of Alfredo in last season´s La traviata.  Elizabeth Hansen and Stephen Dubberly will also return to direct and conduct, respectively.

The season closes with a musical in the Brinton Black Box Theater, Enchanted April written and directed by Emmy Award winner Elizabeth Hansen and music and lyrics by C. Michael Perry.  The musical will run weekends April 11-May 4, 2013.  

What & When: ULO 2012-13 Season
Amahl and the Night Visitors/Messiah Sing-along, December 1
La bohème, February 8 & 9
Enchanted April, April 11-May 4

Where: The Covey Center for the Arts (425 West Center Street, Provo)

Cost: Season subscriptions are discounted: $30-$40 for all three shows!
Single tickets: $12-$25
Special children´s pricing for Amahl: $5/subscribers, $7/single

For more information and tickets, visit www.coveycenter.org

Attachment: Photo of Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller

Christopher Holmes, Executive Director
Utah Lyric Opera

Season Ticket Subscriptions go on sale
September 1
at www.coveycenter.org/801.852.7007

Dec. 1 Amahl and the Night Visitors
Messiah Sing-Along

Feb. 8-9 Puccini's La boheme
Starring Tony Award Winner Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller

April 11-May 4 Enchanted April (a musical)

www.utahlyric.org and Facebook/utahlyricopera

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