There’s only one full-season opera company in Upstate New York, the Syracuse Opera. Their latest season, which they call the “Doomed Divas” season, is set to kick off in October, bringing top quality opera to CNY once again with Carmen, La Traviata, and Madama Butterfly, all true classics.
The season takes its name from the spectacular leading ladies and tragic fates in each opera. Of course, it’s not all doom and gloom – opera is known for encompassing the full spectrum of emotion, with laughter, tears, and everything in between. These particular selections are sure to be familiar favorites for opera veterans, but also make for great first steps in for those looking to explore opera with no prior experience. This season’s offerings are in French and Italian, but running translation over the stage keeps the shows accessible, just like at the Met or any other state-of-the-art theater.
This season goes beyond just opera, with plenty of community outreach and engagement, including a new student ambassador program that gives talented high school students exclusive close access to the opera. Interim Artistic Director Garrett Heater discusses the various events in store for the Syracuse Opera that will give access like never before to students.
For tickets and more information, you can go to syracuseopera.org/ or call the box office at 315-476-7372.