Past Productions

Opera Seasons 1956 to 2016

  • 1956-1957

    • The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
    • The Old Maid and the Thief / The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore
    • Menotti
  • 1957-1958

    • Fidelio, Beethoven
    • Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss
    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
  • 1958-1959 season

    • The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
    • The Rake's Progress, Stravinsky
    • Falstaff, Verdi
    • Orfeo, Monteverdi
  • 1959-1960 season

    • Don Giovanni, Mozart
    • Pelleas et Melisande, Debussy
    • Otello, Verdi
  • 1960-1961 season

    • The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky
    • Erwartung, Schoenberg / Rossignol, Stravinsky (American premiere)
    • Idomeneo, Mozart
    • Carmen, Bizet
  • 1961-1962 season

    • La traviata, Verdi
    • The Magic Flute, Mozart
    • L'Heure espagnole, Ravel / Oedipus Rex, Stravinsky
    • Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss
  • 1962-1963 season

    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
    • Gianni Schicchi, Puccini / L'Enfant et les Sortileges, Ravel
    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
    • The Demon (World premiere) / The Long Christmas Dinner, Hindemith (American premiere)
  • 1963-1964 season

    • Vanessa, Barber
    • The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
    • Tosca, Puccini
    • Beatrice et Benedict, Berlioz (American premiere)
  • 1964-1965 season

    • The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
    • Maria Golovin, Menotti (World premiere of revised version)
    • Madama Butterfly, Puccini
    • Natalia Petrovna, Hoiby
  • 1965-1966 season

    • Faust, Gounod
    • The Magic Flute, Mozart
    • The Rape of Lucretia, Britten
    • El amor brujo / El retablo de Maese Pedro / Concerto for Harpsicord, Falla
  • 1966-1967 season

    • L'infedelta delusa, Haydn (American premiere)
    • Bomarzo, Ginastera (World premiere)
  • 1967-1968 season

    • Dark
  • 1968-1969 season

    • Amahl and the Night Visitors / The Medium, Menotti
    • Manon Lescaut, Puccini
    • L'Ormindo, Cavalli (American premiere)
  • 1969-1970 season

    • Le Comte Ory, Rossini
    • The Turn of the Screw, Britten
    • La Bohème, Puccini
  • 1970-1971 season

    • Koanga, Delius (American premiere)
  • 1971-1972 season

    • Beatrix Cenci, Ginastera (World premiere)
    • Falstaff, Verdi
    • A Village Romeo and Juliet, Delius (American premiere)
  • 1972-1973 season

    • The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Weill
    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
    • The Rake's Progress, Stravinsky
    • L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi
  • 1973-1974 season

    • Macbeth, Verdi
    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
    • Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Monteverdi (American premiere)
    • Gianni Schicchi / Il tabarro, Puccini
    • Manon, Massenet
  • 1974-1975 season

    • L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi
    • Die Walküre, Wagner
    • Salome, R. Strauss
  • 1975-1976 season

    • L'italiana in Algeri, Rossini
    • Otello, Verdi
    • Thaïs, Massenet
  • 1976-1977 season

    • Atilla, Verdi
    • Werther, Massenet
  • 1977-1978 season

    • The Magic Flute, Mozart
    • L'elisir d'amore, Donizetti
    • The Seagull, Pasatieri
    • Tosca, Puccini
  • 1978-1979 season

    • The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
    • I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Bellini
    • Don Pasquale, Donizetti
  • 1979-1980 season (including KC Summer Opera)

    • The Impresario, Mozart / Abu Hassan, Weber
    • Postcard from Morocco,
    • Argento
    • Christopher Columbus, Offenbach
    • Il furioso all'isola di San Domingo, Donizetti
    • Cendrillon, Massenet
    • La traviata, Verdi
    • Tristan und Isolde, Wagner
    • Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti
  • 1980-1981 season

    • Un ballo in maschera, Verdi
    • Semele, Handel
    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
    • Wiener Blut, Strauss
    • Postcard from Morocco, Argento
    • Madama Butterfly, Puccini
    • L'amore dei tre re, Montemezzi
  • 1981-1982 season

    • La Bohème, Puccini
    • Macbeth, Verdi
    • The Magic Flute, Mozart
    • The Rake's Progress, Stravinsky
    • L'elisir d'amore, Donizetti
    • Monsieur Choufleuri, Offenbach / Trial by Jury, Gilbert & Sullivan
    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
  • 1982-1983 season

    • Carmen, Bizet
    • Falstaff, Verdi
    • Tosca, Puccini
    • La Cenerentola, Rossini
    • The Turn of the Screw, Britten
    • The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
    • Monsieur Choufleuri, Offenbach / Trial by Jury, Gilbert & Sullivan
  • 1983-1984 season

    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
    • Rigoletto, Verdi
    • La Belle Hélène, Offenbach
    • The Medium / The Telephone, Menotti
    • La Cenerentola, Rossini
    • Semele, Handel
    • L'elisir d'amore, Donizetti
  • 1984-1985 season

    • La Bohème, Puccini
    • The Merry Widow, Lehar
    • The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
    • La sonnambula, Bellini
    • The Medium / The Telephone, Menotti
    • L'italiana in Algeri, Rossini
    • The Rake's Progress, Stravinsky
  • 1985-1986 season

    • Don Giovanni, Mozart
    • Eugene Onegin, Tchiakovsky
    • Un ballo in maschera, Verdi
    • The Daughter of the Regiment, Donizetti
    • Christopher Columbus, Offenbach
  • 1986-1987 season

    • Il trovatore, Verdi
    • The Tsar's Bride, Rimsky-Korsakov
    • Goya, Menotti (World premiere)
    • Il matrimonio segreto, Cimarosa
    • Don Pasquale, Donizetti
    • The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
    • Wiener Blut, Strauss
    • L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi
  • 1987-1988 season

    • Romeo et Juliette, Gounod
    • Madama Butterfly, Puccini
    • L'amico Fritz, Mascagni
    • Ruddigore, Gilbert & Sullivan
    • L'italiana in Algeri, Rossini
    • The Consul, Menotti
    • Fidelio, Beethoven
    • Cendrillon, Massenet
  • 1988-1989 season

    • Tosca, Puccini
    • La traviata, Verdi
    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
    • The Impresario, Mozart / Abu Hassan, Weber
    • The Postman Always Rings Twice, Paulus
    • The Queen of Spades, Tchiakovsky
    • La forza del destino, Verdi
  • 1989-1990 season

    • Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti
    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
    • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Nicolai
    • Werther, Massenet
    • The Aspern Papers, Argento
    • Aida, Verdi
    • Die Fledermaus, Strauss
  • 1990-1991 season

    • Salome, R. Strauss
    • La Bohème, Puccini
    • The Magic Flute, Mozart
    • King Arthur, Purcell
    • The Saint of Bleecker Street, Menotti
    • Manon, Massenet
    • Rigoletto, Verdi
  • 1991-1992 season

    • Don Carlo, Verdi
    • Don Giovanni, Mozart
    • The Tales of Hoffmann, Offenbach
    • Agrippina, Handel
    • Savage Land, Jin (American premiere)
    • Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni / Pagliacci, Leoncavallo
    • The Flying Dutchman, Wagner
  • 1992-1993 season

    • Otello, Verdi
    • The Tsar's Bride, Rimsky-Korsakov
    • Don Pasquale, Donizetti
    • The Pearl Fishers, Bizet
    • La Cenerentola, Rossini
    • Turandot, Puccini
    • The Cunning Little Vixen, Janacek
  • 1993-1994 season

    • Anna Bolena, Donizetti
    • The Daughter of the Regiment, Donizetti
    • Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss
    • The Dream of Valentino, Argento (World premiere)
    • Un ballo in maschera, Verdi
    • Madama Butterfly, Puccini
  • 1994-1995 season

    • Faust, Gounod
    • The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
    • The Bartered Bride, Smetana
    • Semele, Handel
    • Vanessa, Barber
    • Tiefland, d'Albert
    • Carmen, Bizet
  • 1995-1996 season

    • Luisa Miller, Verdi
    • Der Rosenkavalier, R. Strauss
    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
    • Betrothal in a Dream, Krasa (American premiere)
    • Werther, Massenet
    • Mefistofele, Boito
    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
  • 1996-1997 season

    • Il guarany, Gomes
    • La Bohème, Puccini
    • El gato montes, Penella
    • La finta giardiniera, Mozart
    • The Ballad of Baby Doe, Moore
    • Elektra, R. Strauss
    • La traviata, Verdi
  • 1997-1998 season

    • Pagliacci, Leoncavallo
    • Romeo et Juliette, Gounod
    • L'elisir d'amore, Donizetti
    • The Magic Flute, Mozart
    • Dona Francisquita, Vives
    • The Dangerous Liaisons, Susa
    • La Rondine, Puccini
    • Don Giovanni, Mozart
  • 1998-1999 season

    • Fedora, Giordano
    • Simon Boccanegra, Verdi
    • Samson et Dalila, Saint-Saens
    • The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
    • The Crucible, Ward
    • Boris Godunov, Mussorgsky
    • Tristan und Isolde, Wagner
    • Sly, Wolf-Ferrari (American premiere)
  • 1999-2000 season

    • Rigoletto, Verdi
    • Le Cid, Massenet
    • Susannah, Floyd
    • I puritani, Bellini
    • Julius Caesar, Handel
    • Tosca, Puccini
    • Otello, Verdi
  • 2000-2001 season

    • Don Quichotte, Massenet
    • Il trovatore, Verdi
    • Parsifal, Wagner
    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
    • The Consul, Menotti
    • Turandot, Puccini
    • The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
    • Don Carlo, Verdi
  • 2001-2002 season

    • The Tales of Hoffman, Offenbach
    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
    • Of Mice and Men, Floyd
    • Madama Butterfly, Puccini
    • Un ballo in maschera, Verdi
    • Salome, Strauss
    • The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky
    • Carmen, Bizet
  • 2002-2003 season

    • Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti
    • La Bohème, Puccini
    • Vanessa, Barber
    • Idomeneo, Mozart
    • Aida, Verdi
    • Don Giovanni, Mozart
    • Fidelio, Beethoven
  • 2003-2004 season

    • Die Fledermaus, Strauss
    • Norma, Bellini
    • Die Walküre, Wagner
    • Manon Lescaut, Puccini
    • La Cenerentola, Rossini
    • La traviata, Verdi
    • A Streetcar Named Desire, Previn
  • 2004-2005 season

    • Andrea Chénier, Giordano
    • Billy Budd, Britten
    • Il trovatore, Verdi
    • Luisa Fernanda, Moreno Torroba
    • The Maid of Orleans, Tchaikovsky
    • Die Zauberflöte, Mozart
    • Tosca, Puccini
    • Samson et Dalila, Saint-Saëns
  • 2005-2006 season

    • I vespri siciliani, Verdi
    • Trilogy: Domingo and Guests in Three Acts
    • Porgy and Bess, Gershwin
    • Das Rheingold, Wagner
    • L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti
    • La clemenza di Tito, Mozart
    • L’italiana in Algeri, Rossini
  • 2006-2007 season

    • Duke Bluebeard’s Castle/Gianni Schicchi, Bartók and Rossini
    • Sophie’s Choice, Maw
    • Madama Butterfly, Puccini
    • Die Walküre, Wagner
    • La Fille du Régiment, Donizetti
    • Jenůfa, Janáček
    • Macbeth, Verdi
  • 2007-2008 season

    • La Bohème, Puccini
    • Don Giovanni, Mozart
    • A View from the Bridge, Bolcom
    • The Flying Dutchman, Wagner
    • Rigoletto, Verdi
    • Tamlerano, Handel
    • Elektra, Strauss
  • 2008-2009 season

    • La Traviata, Verdi
    • The Pearl Fishers, Bizet
    • Lucrezia Borgia, Donizetti
    • Carmen, Bizet
    • Peter Grimes, Britten
    • Siegfried, Wagner
    • Turandot, Puccini
  • 2009-2010 season

    • The Barber of Seville, Rossini
    • Falstaff, Verdi
    • Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss
    • Porgy and Bess, Gershwin
    • The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
    • Hamlet, Thomas
  • 2010-2011 season

    • A Masked Ball, Verdi
    • Salome, Strauss
    • Madama Butterfly, Puccini
    • Iphigénie en Tauride, Gluck
    • Don Pasquale, Donizetti
  • 2011-2012 Season

    • Tosca, Puccini
    • Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti
    • Così fan tutte, Mozart
    • Nabucco, Verdi
    • Werther, Massenet
  • 2012-2013 Season

    • Anna Bolena, Donizetti
    • Don Giovanni, Mozart
    • Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck
    • Manon Lescaut, Puccini
    • Norma, Bellini
    • Show Boat, Kern and Hammerstein II
    • Approaching Ali, Sparr
  • 2013-2014 season

    • Tristan and Isolde, Wagner
    • The Force of Destiny, Verdi
    • The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, Tesori
    • Moby-Dick, Heggie
    • The Elixir of Love, Donizetti
    • The Magic Flute, Mozart
    • America Soldier, Ruo
  • 2014-2015 season

    • Florencia in the Amazon, Catán
    • La Bohème, Puccini
    • The Little Prince, Portman
    • Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc
    • The Flying Dutchman, Wagner
    • Cinderella, Rossini
    • Penny, Pew
  • 2015-2016 season

    • Carmen, Bizet
    • Appomattox, Glass/Hampton
    • Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck
    • Lost in the Stars, Weill
    • The Ring of the Nibelung, Wagner
      • The Rhinegold
      • The Valkyrie
      • Siegfried
      • Twilight of the Gods
    • Better Gods, Woolf

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