Excitement is building for Tulsa Opera’s return to three fully staged productions for the 2018-19 season, featuring favorite opera productions and talented young artists who bring an era of inclusion to this historic opera stage.
“It is The Era of Inclusion,” says Artistic Director Tobias Picker. “We want to grow the company so it can be at the forefront of opera companies in the U.S., with innovative programming and casting of the finest younger artists we can find. And in doing so, to include ALL kinds of artists – regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or gender.”
After a two-season hiatus, Tulsa Opera returns to three fully staged opera productions, with Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in October, followed by The Little Prince in February 2019, and closing with Don Giovanni in May 2019.
Picker says the opera company chose to start the season with The Barber of Seville, a beloved comedic opera featuring audience favorites soprano Sarah Coburn, tenor Aaron Blake, and others. The Little Prince in February is sure to create lasting memories for the whole family with an enchanting tale of adventure, friendship and love.
The opera company’s artistic director is especially excited about the last full-stage production of the 2018-19 season, Mozart’s Don Giovanni. “The entire cast of Don Giovanni is exciting,” Picker says. “But discovering the gorgeous baritone voice and extraordinary artistry of Lucia Lucas, and giving her a U.S. operatic stage debut, is something I am especially proud of on many levels.” This Mozart masterpiece blends a dazzling combination of stark human tragedy and poignant comedy.
The season’s three conductors, Roberto Kalb, Lina Gonzalez-Granados, and Andrés Cladera, have all conducted music composed by Picker, who says he’s experienced their talents and skills from the most insightful point of view. “They are all young and full of fresh energy, and they all have impeccable skills,” he says.
For information about performance dates and times, check out the 2018-19 Season Overview page.
Current Tulsa Opera season ticket holders may now renew their subscriptions. New season tickets will be available beginning June 6. New subscribers may act now to be placed on the priority list for access to the best seats available once they go on sale to the public. Season tickets range from $90 to $273, which include all main stage shows and associated fees.
To subscribe today or renew your subscription, call the Tulsa Opera Ticket Hotline at (918) 587-4811.