Mountain Express Magazine – Utah Symphony and Utah Opera Connects People

From jingling bells to  fire  breathing  dragons,  an opera  set in a war  zone, Utah’s natural landscape in musical form and Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera connects people through the excitement of live music. With tickets starting at just $24, as well as affordable family and student passes, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera illustrates the accessible nature of symphonic and operatic experiences.

Five orchestra holiday programs in December brings seasonal magic to kids of all ages. The new year brings Utah Opera’s premiere of Silent Night; the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera based on a WWI wartime ceasefire between international troops to Capitol Theatre. March heralds the return of classic operatic favorite, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, featuring Shoko Kambara’s colorful set designs. The Utah Opera season concludes with Jules Massenet’s Thais; set in ancient Egypt and known for its beautiful music and virtuosity required of its title role.