With poignant melodies, unforgettable characters and a heart-wrenching storyline, Madame Butterfly has captivated audiences and dampened handkerchiefs for more than a hundred years. Loosely based on true events in Nagasaki, Japan, Madame Butterfly tells the tale of a naïve Japanese girl, Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly), blinded by her love for a callous American naval officer.
Starring Hui He • Gianluca Terranova • Lucas Meachem • Manuela Custer
Conductor Donato Renzetti • Set Designer Michael Yeargan
This dark and gripping tale set in the mid-19th century is based on the atmospheric novel by Henry James. A governess is hired to care for two children at Bly, an English country house. The position, which initially seemed promising, soon turns puzzling when the governess sees what she believes to be a ghost.
Starring Emma Bell • Oliver Nathanielsz • Ashley Emerson • Dolora Zajick • William Burden • Alexandra LoBianco
Conductor Nicole Paiement • Director Francesca Gilpin • Set and Costume Designer Paul Brown • Original Lighting Design by Mark Henderson • Lighting Recreated by David Manion
In this outstanding John Conklin production from Cincinnati Opera, set during the Roman occupation of Gaul in 50 B.C., a passionate love triangle in the midst of a deepening culture clash leads to dangerous consequences. A Druid high priestess, Norma, is in the throes of despair after learning her lover, a Roman proconsul with whom she has two children, has been unfaithful.
Starring Elza van den Heever • Marina Costa-Jackson • Yonghoon Lee • Christian Van Horn • Mithra Mastropierro • Charles Karanja
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Nic Muni • Set and Costume Designer John Conklin
Set in late 19th century Russia, innocence and passion collide as a country girl, Tatyana, becomes smitten by the aristocratic Eugene Onegin (Andrei Bondarenko). She naively confesses her love in a letter, but is swiftly rejected by the arrogant nobleman.
Starring Andrei Bondarenko • Svetlana Aksenova • Stephen Costello • Kai Rüütel • Mikhail Kazakov
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Original Director Jean-Claude Auvray • Revival Director Regina Alexandrovskaya • Costume Design Chiara Donato • Lighting Design Laurent Castaingt
Back by popular demand! Moby-Dick, which “opened in a blaze of glory” in 2010, has been met with thunderous applause and critical acclaim in ports of call around the world since its maiden voyage at The Dallas Opera. Composer Jake Heggie, and librettist Gene Scheer based their work on Herman Melville’s epic tale of Captain Ahab’s obsession with the great white whale, Moby-Dick.
Starring Jay Hunter Morris • Stephen Costello • Morgan Smith • Musa Ngqungwana • David Cangelosi • Jacqueline Echols
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Production by Leonard Foglia • Staging Director & Choreographer Keturah Stickann • Set Design Robert Brill • Costume Designer Jane Greenwood • Light Design Gavin Swift • Projection Design Elaine J. McCarthy