LUCREZIABORGIA BYGAETANODONIZETTI SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 | 2 PM ZINGG RECITAL HALL “Fine singing, towering sets, outlandishly appealing costumes, and a dazzling spot-on performance...” —San Jose Mercury News In this melodically rich bel canto masterpiece, a femme fatale renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son. Starring soprano Renée Fleming alongside tenor Michael Fabiano, this production has been praised as “sumptuous and long-lined, airy, and ravishingly rich” (San Jose Mercury News). Recorded in HD, in 2011, and sung in Italian with English subtitles. AIDA BYGIUSEPPEVERDI SUNDAY, APRIL 22 | 2 PM ZINGG RECITAL HALL “A powerhouse performance...” —San Francisco Chronicle The grandest of grand operas, and a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy. A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion. As Aida, soprano Micaela Carosi’s “voice wasn’t only luminous; she was alive in the role... every fear, frustration, and outburst of love registered in her voice, face, and body” (San Jose Mercury News). Recorded in HD, in 2010, and sung in Italian with English subtitles. BORISGODUNOV BYMODESTMUSSORGSKY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 2 PM ZINGG RECITAL HALL “Characters at once charismatic and fatally flawed...” —San Francisco Chronicle In this Mussorgsky masterpiece, a Russian czar is haunted by a horrible act he committed years earlier. This version of the opera, focuses on the emotional disintegration of the title character and creates a theatrical experience of searing intensity. Legendary bass Samuel Ramey wowed audiences in the title role, “singing with unflagging stamina, resonance, and an air of tragic death, he created a character at once charismatic and fatally flawed” (San Francisco Chronicle). Recorded in HD, in 2008, and sung in Russian with English subtitles. 21 TICKETS: 530.898.6333 • ChicoStateTickets.com • SchoolOfTheArts-CSUChico.com • ChicoPerformances.com PACKAGES: 1 TICKET TO EACH OPERA $68 ADULT | $60 SENIOR $40 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $18 ADULT | $16 SENIOR $10 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT GRAND OPERA CINEMA SERIES