THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
FEBRUARY 26 & 28, 2021
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
On the eve of his wedding to the lovely Susanna, Figaro must outwit his master, Count Almaviva, who has amorous designs on the bride-to-be. Conductor Steven White and Director Dean Anthony team up to delight audiences, leading a stellar cast in this satire of the aristocracy, bringing back the characters from The Barber of Seville as they skillfully maneuver around each other in this lively and romantic comedy.
Mary Feminear (2018 The Wreck) returns as Countess Almaviva, joined by Michael Adams as the Count, her husband onstage and off. Sidney Outlaw and Lauren Michelle make their company debuts in the roles of Figaro and Susanna.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
APRIL 16 & 18, 2021
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond
This dark, Tony Award-winner for Best Musical by Stephen Sondheim has thrilled opera audiences across the nation. Leading an all-star cast are two of Omaha’s most dynamic and acclaimed artistic leaders, conductor Hal France (Opera Omaha’s Artistic Director from 1995-2005) and director Susan Clement-Toberer (Producing Artistic Director, BLUEBARN Theatre), making her Opera Omaha debut.
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold PrinceOrchestrations by Jonathan TunickOriginally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy ManosSweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
An Evening of Wagner & Strauss
APRIL 23 & 24, 2021
Opera Omaha and the Omaha Symphony have long been creative partners – the musicians of the Omaha Symphony lending the music beneath the incredible voices of Opera Omaha. For this historic collaboration, the Omaha Symphony is stepping out of the opera pit and onto the stage, alongside the extraordinary soloists you love, for an unforgettable night celebrating vocal and instrumental music at the highest level. This collaboration celebrates a merging of the dramatic intensity of a night at the opera and the sweeping transcendence of a full symphony orchestra on its home stage. Experience two of Omaha’s classical music institutions together at the Holland Performing Arts Center, joining forces to bring Omaha a night of music like it’s never seen before.