Chautauqua Opera Company & Conservatory
Chautauqua Opera Announces its 2023 Season
The Chautauqua Opera Company’s 2023 productions will feature Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and La Tragedie de Carmen — Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carriere and Marius Constant’s adaptation of Bizet’s beloved opera. Both will be conducted by Steven Osgood and staged in Norton Memorial Hall. The Opera Conservatory, led by Director Marlena Malas and Associate Director John Giampietro, will mount three productions. Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica will be staged in Chautauqua’s Amphitheater in collaboration with the Music School Festival Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Muffitt. L’enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, and Lady in the Dark by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin will round out the Conservatory season.
Book your Opera Week Package!
Celebrate all Chautauqua Opera has to offer during Chautauqua Institution’s Week 4: “The State of Believing.”
A week full of opera events is kicked off on June 15 by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s “Opera & Pops” concert, featuring Chautauqua Opera Company’s 2023 Apprentice Artists and conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Stuart Chafetz. July 17 sees the Opera Conservatory’s production of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica, also in the Chautauqua Amphitheater. The week concludes with back-to-back Chautauqua Opera Company performances in Norton Hall, with La Tragédie de Carmen on July 20, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on July 21. Master classes and recitals fill out the schedule throughout the week.
June 30 @ 2:00 pm Week One (June 24–July 1)
June 30 @ 4:00 pm Week One (June 24–July 1)
July 7 @ 2:00 pm Week Two (July 1–8)
July 12 @ 2:00 pm Week Three (July 8–15)