The San Antonio Opera has announced the opera company’s 2011-2012 Season. Maestro Enrique Patron de Rueda will be at the helm of the San Antonio Opera Orchestra and they also welcome new chorus director Kristin Roach.
The 2011-2012 season kicks off on September 30 - October 2, 2011 with Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet directed by returning stage director Cynthia Stokes. Mexican soprano Maria Alejandrez, a 22-year old recent champion of Plácido Domingo’s worldwide competition Operalia is cast as Juliet, and international tenor Richard Troxell performing the role of Romeo. Local favorite Timothy Jones will play the important character of Friar Lawrence.
On February 17-19, 2012, Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be a co-production with the Baltimore Lyric Opera. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.
The last production of the 2011-2012 Season is Rossini’s The Barber of Seville scheduled for June 29 - July 1, 2012. The role of Rosina will be played by Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera, Figaro is played by Jeremy Kelly and Count Almaviva will be played by Brian Stucki. The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
With a history and tradition of educating our city’s young children and young adults, the San Antonio Opera continues its Opera4Kids programs for in-school performances, Free Dress Rehearsals in collaboration with the Opera Guild of San Antonio and an outreach program with performances outside of San Antonio.
Season subscriptions are now available for purchase at the 30% discounted rate if purchased or renewed by April 1, 2011. More information is available from the opera Box Office at 210-225-5972 or visit http://www.saopera.com/. They are also on Facebook and Twitter @SAOpera.