Austin Opera’s 2016-2017 season includes Wagner, “Madame Butterfly” & Kevin Puts’ “The Manchurian Candidate”

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"The Daughter of the Regiment." Photo by Ellen Appel.

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.

"The Daughter of the Regiment." Photo by Ellen Appel.

“The Daughter of the Regiment.” Photo by Ellen Appel.





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