September 13, 2021
Tulsa Opera 2021-22 Season Opens With “Puccini and Verdi Play Ball at ONEOK Field” Friday, October 15
Tulsa Opera’s baseball-themed production of Rigoletto performed at ONEOK Field in October 2020. The company returns to the baseball field for its 2021-22 season opening night October 15.
Tulsa Opera’s baseball-themed production of Rigoletto performed at ONEOK Field in October 2020. The company returns to the baseball field for its 2021-22 season opening night October 15.
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Opening night celebration features a new production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and a selection of Puccini and Verdi’s best-loved arias

Tulsa Opera will come out swinging on Friday, October 15 with a celebratory 74th season opening night event titled “Puccini and Verdi Play Ball at ONEOK Field.” The evening—held at the home of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team—includes a new production of Puccini’s one-act comic opera, Gianni Schicchi directed by James Blaszko. Oriol Sans will conduct a cast that features baritone Levi Hernandez in the title role, sopranos Rachel Blaustein, Danielle Pastin, and Emily Pulley, tenors Julius Ahn and Jonathan Johnson, and bass Andrew Potter. Mr. Blaszko, Mr. Sans, and all of the singers with the exception of Mr. Ahn and Mr. Potter will be making their company debut. The evening’s program will also feature a selection of Puccini and Verdi arias performed by the cast, and will conclude with a fireworks display. The opening night celebration will have a capacity of 7,833 people with tickets priced from $15.

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