Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman,” Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” and Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” are on Austin’s Opera’s 2016-17 season.
Austin Opera announced its 30th season Saturday night at the Long Center before the opening performance of Floyd’s “Of Mice & Men.”
The new season opens on Sept. 17 with a special one night only performance of “The Manchurian Candidate” by Kevin Puts, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former UT faculty member.
“The Manchurian Candidate” is based on the 1959 political thriller by Richard Condon about a U.S. sergeant captured during the Korean War then brainwashed into being an assassin in service of a Communist conspiracy. Grammy Award-winning baritone David Adam Moore will
play Sergeant Raymond Shaw. He will be joined by soprano Brenda Harris.