Calendar

Highlights of Mr. Schaefer's 2020-2021 season include multiple performances at the Curtis Institute of Music, Santa Fe Opera, and L'Opéra Royal in Versailles

Figaro

Il barbiere di siviglia

Curtis Institute of Music

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Figaro

Nov 21, 22, 23, 24

The barber of Seville does it all—whether a shave, a scheme, or a secret wedding. Figaro dreams up daring plans to unite the beautiful Rosina with a nobleman in disguise. Their budding romance infuriates the couple’s adversaries, who are no match for the ever-resourceful barber. Rossini’s effervescent comedy overflows with farcical twists and sparkling arias.

Figaro

The Ghosts of Versailles

L'Opéra Royal de Versailles

The Ghosts of Versailles

Figaro

December 4, 5, 7, 8

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Opera of Versailles in this historical journey, with hints of Mozart and Rossini! Trapped in limbo, the victims of the French Revolution—still traumatized by their executions on Earth—await their ultimate fate with apprehension. To come to the aid of the unfortunate souls, the playwright Beaumarchais enlists his most famous creation, the wily Figaro, to restage the revolution and offer a happier ending.

Sid

Albert Herring

Curtis Institute of Music

Albert Herring

Sid

March 5, 6, 7, 8

To honor virtuous youth, local officials bestow the title of May King on a shy shop clerk, with comical consequences. Accepting his honor, the timid Albert is first giddy, then despondent as he becomes aware of his inexperience with love and life. Britten’s quirky hero resolves to spend his prize money on adventure, stays out all night, and concocts a wild explanation that shocks his elders and wins the admiration of his peers.

Ufficiale (cover)

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Canceled due to Covid-19

Santa Fe Opera

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Ufficiale

July 3 - Aug 29

Rossini’s most popular comedy returns in a new production whose playful energy springs directly from his ebullient music. Stephen Barlow’s witty new production shows us a clearly recognizable Seville, but with some fanciful twists.  From the first frisky notes of the famous overture, Seville and Santa Fe, and 18th and 21st century, meet and merge in a sunny and whimsical world where anything can happen. 

Canceled due to Covid-19