Utah Festival Opera unveils shows for the 2022 summer season – Cache Valley Daily
The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater will resume its triumphant 2015 production “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in its upcoming 2022 season.
LOGAN – The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater has announced the attraction lineup for its 2022 summer season.
This production schedule will include the opera The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; musical comedy Joseph and the incredible Technicolor dream coat by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice; the opera Carmen by Georges Bezet; musical comedy She loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; musical comedy The Man from La Mancha by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion; and the opera Tender earth by Aaron Copeland and Horace Everett.
This timeline is as close as possible to what was originally planned for 2020, but has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to UFOMT chief executive Gary Griffin.
“Carmen replace I do! I do! in the upcoming schedule, âGriffin explains,â because we did this show this year. The man of La Mancha is also new in the 2022 calendar as well as Tender earth. “
All these productions, except The tender Earth, will debut in downtown Logan between July 6 and 9. These shows will then be presented in the repertoire until August 6.
Tender earth will be played on July 21 and 23 only.
The magic flute was Mozart’s last composition, making his debut just two months before his untimely death in 1791. Told in both song and spoken dialogue, the opera is a fantasy in which a prince struggles to save the daughter of the Queen of the night of a high priest.
Joseph and the incredible Technicolor dream coat was the first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed in public. Although often considered as the “puny little brother” of Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical is very popular with Utah audiences due to the production’s long association with Donny Osmond.
The last staging of the UFOMT Joseph in the summer of 2013.
French opera Carmen is one of the most popular and frequently performed compositions in the opera canon. It tells the story of a naive soldier who is seduced by a fiery gypsy dancer. Its score includes âHabaneraâ and âThe Toreador Songâ, two of the best-known opera arias.
She loves Me is a musical adaptation of a 1940 film titled The corner shop with James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan. Its plot features two bickering employees of a perfume store in Budapest who are unknowingly romantically involved as pen pals after connecting via an ad of lonely hearts.
The man of La Mancha is a musical inspired by the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes Don Quoixote. The award-winning play centers on a fictional fight by Cervantes to protect his manuscript from censorship and himself from execution by the Spanish Inquisition.
The man from Las Mancha was last performed by UFOMT actors in 2015.
Tender earth is a relatively modern English-language opera that features the life of an American farming family in the Midwest. Originally intended for television broadcast, the composition made its unsuccessful debut in 1954 at the New York City Opera and has since been widely revived for acclaimed regional theater productions.
Griffin says that four of the upcoming UFOMT productions – The Magic Flute, Joseph, Carmen and The man of La Mancha – will be presented at the Ellen Eccles Theater in downtown Logan.
She loves Me will be staged at the Utah Theater on Center Street.
Ultimately, Tender earth will be played outdoors at the Griffin Family Farm in Millville.