Deseret News: ‘Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!’ Utah Opera announces its 2019-20 season (and yes, the ‘Barber’ is coming)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Opera knows how to keep things interesting. Announcing its 2019-20 season on Thursday, the opera company proved, thanks to the successes of 2018’s “Moby Dick” and this season’s “The Little Prince,” that they are still dedicated to presenting contemporary operas as well as delivering opera all-stars.

Sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the opera company will stage four operas between the fall of 2019 to the spring of 2020, kicking things off in October in the newly restored Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre with Verdi’s “La traviata,” which contains one of opera’s most famous songs, “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici,” also known as “The Drinking Song.”

Photo: Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia