2019/2020 CALENDAR

 
 
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OPERA PHILADELPHIA

THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES

SMERALDINA

SEPTEMBER 20, 22m, 27, 29m 2019 - aCADEMY OF MUSIC

100 years after its composition, Amanda will debut as the zesty witch, Smeraldina. Best known for its famous “March,” the time is ripe for The Love for Three Oranges to finally make its Opera Philadelphia debut in a “masterful new production” as part of the O19 Festival (Opera News).

 

 

washington national opera

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

ZWEITE DAME

NOVEMBER 2019

Mozart meets Maurice Sendak and a little magic! This enchanting quest for love and truth features a whimsical production designed by author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, directed by Francesca Zambello. DCYAP Young Artist performance November 22, 2019

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WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA

PORGY & BESS

sTRAWBERRY WOMAN

MAY 2020

Francesca Zambello’s adaptation of Gershwin’s beloved “folk opera” returns after playing to critical acclaim across renowned opera stages. Often considered the first great American opera, Porgy and Bess soars with original music melding jazz, gospel, and folk styles, from the gentle duet “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” to the instantly recognizable “Summertime” lullaby. Themes of community resilience, acceptance, and redemption weave through this poignant story, ultimately asking if even the most unwavering of loves can conquer the force of personal addiction.