Utah Opera readies a grand welcome for “The Little Prince” – Jan 16, 2019

Jared Bybee and 11-year-old Nitai Fluchel star in Utah Opera’s production of “The Little Prince”

Utah Opera artistic director Christopher McBeth is continually on the lookout for new operas that local audiences will relate to — “and by relevance I mean operas that are family-friendly,” says McBeth.

That can be a challenge in a field teeming with adult subject matter and envelope-pushing new stagings, but when McBeth saw The Little Prince, he knew he had a winner: “It’s one of the best family operas I’ve seen.”

The Little Prince receives its Utah premiere … Read More

Pioneer Theatre to open season with “Oslo,” a timely plea for diplomacy – Sep 03, 2018

J.T. Rogers’ “Oslo” will open the Pioneer Theater Company’s season on September 14. Photo: Rebecca Ashley

The Oslo peace process culminated with an iconic photograph taken on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993. The picture captured the historic handshake between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as President Bill Clinton stood behind them, his arms outstretched in a wide embrace.

The banner headline that appeared above the photo on the front page of the … Read More