Andriana Chuchmann, Santiago Ballerini, Craig Verm, Reginald Smith Jr., Karin Wolverton to headline the 2021-22 Opera San Antonio season



The San Antonio Opera House has unveiled its plans for the 2021-22 season, which will include two operas.

The first is a production of “Don Giovanni. The opera will feature Craig Verm in the title role alongside Michael Samuel as Leporello and Mark Diamond as Massetto. Raquel González will be Donna Anna with Karin Wolverton in Donna Elvira and Kresley Figueroa in Zerlina. To complete the cast, Joshua Dennis as Don Ottavio and Kevin Thompson playing the Commendatore. Robert Tweten directs a production directed by Garnett Bruce.

“The collaboration between Mozart and Da Ponte has given us three pillars of the lyrical repertoire. Every time we produce one of these operas, like Don Giovanni, it is a thrill not only for the audience, but also for the performers, ”OSA Music Director Francesco Milioto said in a statement. Press. “Mozart’s music perfectly creates the characters and guides us through each scenario. For me, his true genius is fully exhibited in the ensembles and finals of his operas. Mozart’s ability to layer numerous singers into complex ensembles that serve dramatic rhythm is unprecedented and truly magical.

Performance dates: October 7 and 9, 2021

Tomer Zvulun will lead “Rigoletto”With a cast that includes James Westman, Santiago Ballerini, Andriana Chuchman, Andrea Silvestrelli, Sarah Saturnino, Reginald Smith Jr. and Bill McMurray, among others. Francesco Milioto conducts.

Performance dates: May 5 and 7, 2022

The company will also offer “Explore the Opera in the Park! The experience is kid-friendly and features live performances by the San Antonio Children’s Choir and the 2021 Apprentice Performers of the San Antonio Opera House.

Date of performance: August 7, 2021

There will also be several shows from past seasons, including a 2018 production of “La Traviata” starring Amanda Woodbury.



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