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Opera Saratoga 2016 Summer Festival Program

May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - July 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm


Le nozze di Figaro
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Lorenzo DaPonte
Directed by David Paul, Conducted by Andrew Bisantz
Featuring Katherine Whyte, Chelsea Basler, Keith Phares and Peixin Chen
June 24 – July 15, 2016

The Witches of Venice – American Premiere
Music by Philip Glass, Libretto by Beni Montresor
Directed and Choreographed by Karole Armitage, Conducted by Viswa Subbaraman
Featuring members of Armitage Gone! Dance, and the Capital District Youth Chorale
July 1 – July 17, 2016

Il Postino
Music by Daniel Catán
Libretto by the composer, based on the novel by Antonio Skármeta,
and the film by Michael Radford
Directed by Lawrence Edelson, Conducted by James Lowe
Featuring Sandra López, Daniel Montenegro and Richard Troxell
July 6 – July 16, 2016

Plus Seven Weeks of Recitals, Concerts and Master Classes
from May 28th – July 17th, 2016

Saratoga Springs, NY – Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions, along with a diverse slate of recitals, concerts and master classes at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, New York.

“I was thrilled to see the response to the diversity of Opera Saratoga’s programming this past summer, as well as the expanded scope of our Festival,” Edelson said. “Once again, I have worked to put together a season that reflects the incredible power of opera to tell vivid and compelling stories through music in very different ways. The season will open with Mozart’s masterpiece, Le nozze di Figaro, which has not been produced by the company in 20 years. Building on both our commitment to presenting contemporary American work as well as operas in which dance plays a significant role, I’m thrilled to announce the American premiere of The Witches of Venice – a brilliant, but little known opera-ballet by Philip Glass. Finally, I am very excited to introduce our audiences to the music of Daniel Catán with our new production of Il Postino. Based on the beloved Academy Award wining film of the same name, Il Postino will be the first Spanish opera we have ever presented. To compliment the three operas, we will once again present an extensive series of events including a Mozart Liederabend, a concert of Spanish opera and song; and a Broadway Celebration featuring the Opera Saratoga Orchestra and members of our nationally acclaimed Young Artist Program.”

The complete season schedule, including the full calendar and details for all concerts and special events, will be announced in October. Subscriptions will go on sale October 31st, 2015, including special packages for out of town guests. Single tickets will go on sale February 1st, 2016.


May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
July 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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New York, New York 12866

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