2016–2017 Season

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Eugene Onegin

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 BondarenkoStephen Costello • Kai RüütelMikhail Kazakov

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Jean-Claude Auvray • Costume Design Chiara Donato • Lighting Design Laurent Castaingt


Sung in Russian with English supertitles


Moby Dick

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 MorrisStephen CostelloMorgan Smith • Musa NgqungwanaDavid CangelosiJacqueline Echols

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Leonard Foglia • Set Design Robert Brill • Costume Designer Jane Greenwood • Light Design Gavin Swift • Projection Design Elaine J. McCarthy 


Sung in English with English supertitles


Madame Butterfly

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 HeGianluca TerranovaLucas Meachum • Manuela Custer

Conductor Donato Renzetti • Set Designer Michael Yeargan


Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Turn the Screw

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 BellAshley Emerson Dolora Zajick • William Burden, • Alexandra LoBianco

Conductor Nicole Paiement  • Director Francesca Gilpin • Set and Costume Designer Paul Brown • Lighting Design Mark Henderson


Sung in English with English supertitles



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 HeeverYonghoon LeeChristian Van HornNicole Car

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Set and Costume Designer John Conklin


Sung in Italian with English supertitles