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USUO's 2016-17 cultural festival celebrate's Utah Opera's 40th Anniversary. We will celebrate our 40th anniversary season with 40 days of local opera events from September 1 - October 15 culminating in the production of Puccini’s La Bohème. 






Ghost Light with Christopher McBeth


Christopher McBeth, Artistic Director of Utah Opera talks about 40 Days of Opera on USUO’s podcast Ghost Light


To listen to Ghost Light: 


2nd | 8 pm  

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Utah Symphony’s Great American Road Trip

Split Mountain at Dinosaur National Monument


Returning Resident Artist Abigail Rethwisch sings with the Utah SymphonyTicketed event — sold out

7th | 7 pm


Random Act of Opera Moka SLC

Marmalade Library, 280 W 500 S SLC, UT


UO’s Resident Artists sing at the beginning of Moka’s “locals only” coffee and chocolate class at the Marmalade Library 


RSVP: http://www.mokaslc.com/marmalade-coffee-and-chocolate.html

11th | 11 amOpera Star

Who Wants to Be an Opera Star? preview

Utah Opera Production Studio, 336 N 400 W SLC, UT

The UO Resident Artists give a preview to USUO staff of the school show they will present more than 100 times


At 2 pm the same day, the show premieres at Blackridge Elementary

11th | 4 pm

Music & The Mind

David Gardner Hall


In conjunction with the University of Utah’s School of Music presentation by Renée Fleming and Dr. Norman Foster

13th | 7:30 pm


An Evening with Renée Fleming

Abravanel Hall

International opera sensation Renée Fleming kicks off our 40th Anniversary Season with  at Utah Opera's 40th Anniversary Gala


Ticketed event - for tickets visit USUO website

15th | 5:30 + 

6:15 pm


Art Access

Art Access Gallery Stroll

Art Access - 230 S 500 W, SLC


UO’s Resident Artists will be performing twice at the Art Access Gallery Stroll


For more info: https://www.accessart.org

16th | 8 am

Autumn Aloft

Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Launch

Park City


As part of the 2017 Autumn Aloft Hot Air balloon festival, former Resident Artist Tyson Miller will be singing.

17th | 6 pm

Ogden Opera Guild Fall Social

(by invitation only)

19th | 4 pm

Salt Lake County Council Meeting

2001 South State Street N2-200 SLC


The UO resident artists will be singing for a meeting of the Salt Lake County Council.

20th | 3 pm

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Random Act of Opera

Salt Lake City Public Library


The UO resident artists will be performing a random act of opera at the Salt Lake City Public Library 

21st | 6:30 pm

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Open House & Production Studio Tours

Utah Opera Production Studios

25th to 27th


Resident Artists’ Tour to Cache Valley


The UO Resident Artists will be visiting several schools in the Cache Valley area.

26th | 1:30 pm

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Osher Lifelong Learning Class


27th | 2 pm

Savvy Seniors screening of Moonstruck

30th | 11 am

Saturday Farmers Market



The UO Resident Artists will be performing another random act of opera at SLC’s Saturday Farmers Market. 




2nd | time?

La Bohème: Inside Opera

Capitol Theatre

4th | 1 pm 

Opera Up Close: East High School 

East High School, SLC


The UO Resident Artists will be visiting East High School to perform their program Opera UP Close for High School Choir students 

6th | 2 pmBob Tweten

Voice Masterclass with Maestro Robert Tweten

Westminster College


Westminster College Conductor Robert Tweten will be giving a masterclass to voice students at Westminster University. This event is open and free to the public.

7th | 7 pm 

Opera-tunities Night for La Bohème

Capitol Theatre


The final dress rehearsal of La Boheme is open and free to all public school K-12 students

10th | 6:30 pm


Capitol Theatre


Local university students will face off in a competition of arias at the Capitol Theatre

7, 9, 11 & 13 | 7:30pm

15th | 2 PM


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La Bohème 

Capitol Theatre


Utah Opera will be presenting La Boheme in commemoration of its first production of the same opera 40 years ago 

15th | 5 PM


Chocolate Conspiracy

Wine, Chocolate and Opera

Chocolate Conspiracy 774 S 300 W, SLC



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