Utah Arts Review – Anchors aweigh! “Dutchman,” “Pirates,” maiden “Flight” to pace Utah Opera season
by Edward Reichel
Utah Opera’s 2020-2021 season will feature three perennial audience favorites by Wagner, Puccini, and Gilbert and Sullivan, and the company premiere of a contemporary opera based on the true story of a refugee stranded in an airport for 18 years.
Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman returns to Salt Lake City October 10-18 to open the 2020-2021 season. The German conductor Jun Märkl, who has appeared often with the Utah Symphony, makes his Utah Opera debut with this production, directed by Conor Hanratty, in his Utah Opera debut, and with wardrobe by longtime Utah Opera costume designer Susan Memmott Allred.