By Gioachino Rossini
Count Almaviva visits the house of Doctor Bartolo and serenades Rosina, whom Bartolo keeps confined to the house. But Figaro the barber knows all the town's secrets and explains to Almaviva that Rosina isn’t Bartolo's daughter, and that the doctor intends to marry her. The Barber of Seville is comic opera at its best.
By Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron
Follow the journey of Englishman John Newton as he transforms from slave trader to abolitionist. Composer of the timeless hymn Amazing Grace, can Newton secure his own redemption? Michael Ballam stars as Captain Newton in this poignant 2015 Broadway musical masterpiece.
By Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon
Young Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle Archibald who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British moor. Inside that house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls and a neglected garden. Can hope bloom in such a place? Enter The Secret Garden and see.
By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Once Upon a Time...a baker and his wife ventured Into the Woods to find ingredients to lift a witch’s curse so they could have a child. Along the way they met Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and other colorful characters in this must-see magical musical quest.
By Clark Gesner
Charlie Brown is five years old and worries his place in the world is hopelessly hopeless. The gang is here too: bossy Lucy, her love interest Schroeder, the perfectionist Sally, and Snoopy – all in rare form. From Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, Charlie’s anxiety is on the rise until his friends finally concede, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” This is a crowd-pleasing classic, so load up the kids and come to the Utah Theatre for a family-friendly fun time!
Join our extraordinary pianists in an unpredictable concert of classic masterworks interspersed with comedy, and who knows what other mayhem will ensue. Bring the kids. They’ll love it!
Utah Festival hosts more than 20 extraordinarily talented artists in a world-class opera competition. YOU help select the winner, who then heads to Italy to compete for the ultimate operatic prize.
Celebrating Tony Award-winning composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, our tribute includes songs from Candide, On the Town, West Side Story, and more!
Mingle with Festival stars at an elegant dinner at the Riverwoods followed by the opening night of The Secret Garden at the historic Ellen Eccles Theatre.
Make plans to attend the Festival's complete lineup of spectacular events: