2015-2016 Season

BCO travels to ancient Egypt in Verdi’s beloved tragedy about an Ethiopian slave caught between love and hate.  Aida is the slave of Princess Amneris, who is madly in love with the warrior Radamès.  But Radamès loves Aida and, to make matters worse, he is chosen to lead the Egyptian army in war against Aida’s native Ethiopia.  Verdi’s soaring music perfectly accents this tale of divided loyalties and doomed love. Presented in collaboration with Opera Southwest.

Bubbling with merriment and champagne, Die Fledermaus (The Bat), brims with mistaken identities, multiple disguises, false arrests, and lots of comedy.  With music by the “Waltz King” Johann Strauss Jr., this operetta begins with a New Year’s Eve party gone awry, in which no one is quite what he or she seems to be.  Hilarity ensues, and love soon follows.  Presented in English.

BCO is pleased to present Puccini’s rarely heard second opera Edgar.  Borrowing thematically from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Edgar is about a medieval knight torn between sacred and profane love.  On the one hand is Fidelia, pure of spirit and conduct.  On the other hand is Tigrana, frivolous and debauched. Puccini’s  gorgeous writing truly takes center stage in this opera, and this early example of his genius will work especially well in BCO’s intimate setting.

Shakespeare returns to the BCO, this time through Verdi’s final opera.  Although Verdi was near 80 years old when it was composed, his considerable powers of composition were not the least bit dimmed.  Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, this opera follows the misadventures of the farcical knight Sir John Falstaff in his attempts to seduce two married women for financial reasons.  With a large cast and a plot full of laughs, Falstaff is sure to end BCO’s seventh season with a bang.

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