Announcing Painted Sky Opera’s 2019-2020 season
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
By Gioachino Rossini
September 20, 22, and 27, 2019
Freede Little Theater, Civic Center Music Hall
Rossini’s comic masterpiece comes to the Freede Little Theater! When Count Almaviva and his love Rosina run into an issue preventing them from being married - namely Rosina’s overbearing guardian - they call on the local barber Figaro who knows exactly how to solve their problem. Featuring some of opera’s most beloved melodies, including Figaro’s famous “Largo al factotum”, this classic tale of misdirection and subterfuge will both enchant and delight you.
Presented in Italian with English supertitles with orchestra
Amahl and the Night Visitors
by Gian-Carlo Menotti
December 13 and 14, 2019
First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City
Painted Sky Opera’s production of this holiday favorite returns! This classic tale of a shepherd boy who meets the Three Kings on their way to Bethlehem is perfect for the whole family. Featuring pre-show holiday entertainment and cookies.
Painted Sky Opera is partnering with First Baptist of Oklahoma City to collect food and clothing items for CareForOKC, which is a food and clothing ministry serving Oklahoma City residents.
Presented in English.
by Tom Cipullo
January 31, February 2, & February 7, 2020
Freede Little Theatre, Civic Center Music Hall
An opera for our time. This stirring work delves into the life of Jim Thompson, the real-life Vietnam veteran who was the longest-held prisoner of war in American history, and the issues he faced in his personal life upon his release.
Told through the eyes of Thompson and his wife before and after his incarceration, Glory Denied is the epitome of American opera at its most relevant and powerful.
Presented in English with orchestra.
La Serva Padrona and Service Provider
May 14 through 17, 2020
CitySpace, Civic Center Music Hall
Two one-act comedies – one classic and one new – come together in this operatic romp exploring modern relationship dos and don’ts. One of opera’s best known comedies, Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona gets a new updated English translation to bring to life the complicated relationship between Uberto and Serpina, while Service Provider discovers the shocking effect that cell phones can have on troubled couples.
Presented in English with chamber ensemble.