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May 22

10-Minute Golden Spike Operas at The Gallivan Center

10-Minute Golden Spike Operas at The Gallivan Center

10-Minute Golden Spike Operas at The Gallivan Center

Presented by Utah Opera at The Gallivan Center

Utah Opera selected for development four opera stories related to the Golden Spike and Transcontinental Railroad that were submitted by composer-librettist teams in a summer 2018 competition.  The operas have been composed in the months since that announcement. Utah Opera will produce them, with their quintet of Resident Artists performing the roles, for performance in 3 Northern Utah locations in May 2019, during the month when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the laying of the Golden Spike.

Performing Artists:

  • Soprano Grace Kahl
  • Mezzo-soprano Melanie Ashkar
  • Tenor Addison Marlor
  • Baritone Jesús Vicente Murillo
  • Baritone Louis Ong
  • Pianist Robert Bosworth
  • Other Instrumentalists TBA

Creative teams:

  • The Stone, The Tree, and The Bird by Jacob Lee and Christine McDonough
  • Completing the Picture, by Michael Chang and Victoria Panella-Bourns
  • Burial, by Tony Solitro and Paisley Rekdal
  • No Ladies in the Lady’s Book, by Lisa DeSpain and Rachel Peters

Stage Direction by Omer Ben Seadia

Music Direction by Carol Anderson

 

Admission Info

See website for ticket details.

Individual Dates & Times *

  • May 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Wed)

Location Info

The Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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