UCI Opera: The Impresario, by Mozart

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UCI Opera and UCI Symphony present

The Impresario, by Mozart

Music by W. A. Mozart
Libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie

Darryl Taylor, artistic director
Emily Thebaut, director
Stephen Tucker, conductor


Feat. the UCI Symphony Orchestra, lead by Maestro Tucker


May 7 - 8, 2022

Irvine Barclay Theatre

UCI Opera is thrilled to return to the Irvine Barclay Theatre stage with a classic opera about dueling divas: Madame Goldentrill and Miss Silverpeel. The production will be sung in English, with supertitles (arias will be sung in original German). This telling will be set in a New York sound stage, reminiscent of the NBC studios of the late 1950s. This is an annual Mother's Day weekend treat the entire family will enjoy!

Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), K. 486, is regarded as “a parody on the vanity of singers” who argue over status and pay. Mozart described his singspiel as “comedy with music.” The work was written during a very creative period in Mozart’s life, at the same time as his Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), which premiered later the same year.

Sat., May 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Sun., May 8 at 2:00 p.m.

General admission: $21
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $18
Arts Packages: $16
UCI Students & Children under 17: $8

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* Ticket Sales for this event end on Fri., 5/6 @ 12pm. Past that time, tickets will be available directly via Irvine Barclay Theatre. Please note their service fees of $1-$3 per ticket.

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See the Performance Program

Saturday May 7, 2022, 8:00 pm
Sunday May 8, 2022, 2:00 pm