Utah Festival Opera

Performance Venue:
Ellen Eccles Theatre
42 South Main
Logan, Utah 84321

Box Office: 435-750-0300-106 or 1-800-262-0074

Utah Festival Opera is located 80 minutes north of Salt Lake City in Cache Valley, a setting of spectacular mountain scenery. The five-week festival includes four productions of grand opera, operetta, light opera and/or seldom-seen Broadway-style musical theatre. Productions are performed in revolving repertory so visitors can enjoy all four shows during a two or three-day stay.

The festival takes place in Logans' Ellen Eccles Theatre, a 1100-seat European-style theatre featuring neo-classical design. Built in 1923, it has been exquisitely restored to state-of-the-art theatrical capability.

Utah Festival Opera's season also includes orchestral and vocal concerts and a full schedule of audience enrichment activities such as production seminars, pre-performance discussions, and backstage tours.

2009 Festival Schedule - July 8 through August 8

The Mikado
July 11, 15m,17m, 23m, 25m, 30, Aug 1, 7

KoKo - Michael Ballam
Katisha - Vanessa Schukis
Yum Yum - Vanessa Ballam
Nanki Poo - Tanner Knight
Director - Adrianne Moore
Conductor - Karen Keltner

July 8, 15, 17, 23, 30m, Aug 1m, 7m
Carmen - Audrey Babcock
Don Jose - Jason Baldwin
Director - Daniel Helfgot
Conductor - Barbara Day Turner

July 9, 16m, 18m, 22m, 25, 31, Aug 6, 8
Guenevere - Vanessa Ballam
King Arthur - Josh Powell
Lancelot - Christopher Holloway
Merlyn - James Arrington
Director - Leo Cortez
Conductor - Barbara Day Turner

Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci
July 10, 16, 18, 22, 31m, Aug 6m, 8m

Cavalleria Rusticana
Santuzza - Brenda Frye
Alfio - Michael Corvino
Mama Lucia - Vanessa Schukis
Lola - Audry Babcock
Turridu - Bruce Reed

I Pagliacci
Canio - Bruce Reed
Nedda - Sarah Hibbard
Silvio - Hyung Yun
Tonio - Michael Corvino
Beppe - Tanner Knight

Director - Jack Shouse
Conductor - Karen Keltner

Concerts & Special Events
Musica Magnifica - July 24
An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein - July 29
Carnevale Operafesta - August 5
Int'l Operatic Competition Semi-Finals - July 24m
Int'l Operatic Competition Finals - July 28

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