Steve BrosvikPresident & Ceo
Thomas LoveBoard of Trustees Chairman
Christopher McBethArtistic Director
On behalf of the board, staff, artists, and musicians of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre for this presentation of Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca.
Perhaps Tosca was one of the first operas you fell in love with—it is a favorite for many, with its perfect combination of drama, spectacle, and lush Romantic era music. Throughout the school year, we give students across Utah their first opportunities to fall in love with opera through a variety of virtual and in-school programs that comprise one of the most extensive arts education initiatives by a professional musical arts organization in the United States. March is an appropriate time to reflect on the importance of this work, as it has been celebrated around the nation for more than 30 years as Music in Our Schools month. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, the initiative focuses the nation’s attention on the powerful role that quality music programs play in the lives of young people. Bravo to the teachers, schools, and parents who make sure that music is part of the education of our youth! If you are in contact with your local and state elected officials, please advocate for continued and enhanced music and arts experiences in our schools. These programs are vital for creating well-rounded students, impart important lessons in learning and teamwork, and encourage higher graduation rates.
Looking ahead, our family-friendly May production of The Pirates of Penzance will provide a delightful means of escape from the demands and distractions of everyday life for the young and the young-at-heart. And there is so much more to fall in love with during our 2022/23 season—be sure to subscribe soon to reserve the dates in your calendar to return to the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and experience the rich, multi-sensory performances of Utah Opera!
President & Ceo
Thomas M. Love
Board of Trustees Chairman
P.S. Between now and May 1, 2022, you have an opportunity to double the impact of your contribution to USUO thanks to a generous $500,000 matching challenge grant from our Season Sponsor, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. Learn more at www.usuo.org/donate.