• New Seasons

    by Published on January 19th, 2015 04:01 PM
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    It's been announced that George Benjamin's spectacular contemporary opera Written on Skin will have its American fully staged premiere in New York City on August 11, 13, and 15 at the Koch Theater (one of the Lincoln Center venues) as part of the Mostly Mozart festival. The production is a revival imported from the Aix-en-Provence original (2012) directed by Katie Mitchell and features most of the original cast including Opera Lively interviewees Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves, with the contralto role of The Boy being taken by another one of our interviewees, Tim Mead. ...
    by Published on August 23rd, 2012 01:05 AM

    Here are the operas scheduled for the 2012-13 season in the United States by our main 103 opera companies (not counting in many cases, other smaller companies and opera-producing academic departments). Let's list them by number of productions, so that we can try to understand some trends.

    I've included musicals and operettas when they're being given by opera companies, since we are trying to look at the patterns of behavior of the opera companies during these times of economic crisis.

    The name of the opera is followed by a number - not of how many runs, but of how many companies are staging the opera this season (how many different productions) - so, an opera may be given by a company just twice on a Friday evening and Sunday matinée in some cases, or 10-12 times in other cases by a different, larger company, and each of these situations will count as *one* production in my numbers. So this is not a list of performances, but rather a list of productions.

    This list is more complete than the one recently published by Opera News Magazine, since I've included seasons of some companies that had not announced theirs yet, at the Opera News Magazine press time.

    La Bohème 14
    Don Giovanni 14
    Tosca 11
    Die Zauberflöte 11
    Madama Butterfly 11
    La Traviata 10
    Il Barbiere di Siviglia 10
    Le Nozze di Figaro 9
    Pagliacci 8
    La Cenerentola 7
    Rigoletto 7
    Il Trovatore 7
    Aïda 7
    Der Fliegende Holländer 6
    Don Pasquale 5
    Così fan Tutte 5
    Die Fledermaus 5
    Turandot 5
    Falstaff 4
    La Fille du Régiment 4
    Les Pêcheurs de Perles 4
    Lucia di ...
    by Published on May 17th, 2012 01:27 AM

    This article contains the 2012-2013 opera season announcements for Los Angeles Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Zürich Opera, and Opéra National de Paris (Bastille, Garnier), in this order, compiled by MAuer
    by Published on May 16th, 2012 04:32 PM

    Baden Baden Festspielhaus

    2012-13 Performances

    Summer Festival, 2012

    - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (concert performance)
    11, 14 July
    Miah Persson, Angela Brower, Rolando Villazon, Adam Platchetka, Mojca Erdmann, Matthias Goerne
    Yannick Nézet-Seguin (conductor) ...
    Published on May 12th, 2012 03:26 PM

    Sächsische Staatsoper, Dresden (Semper Opera)

    2012-2013 Season

    New Productions

    - Henze: Wir erreichen den Fluss
    13-29 September 2012
    Gorshunova, Vermillion, Brohm, Vondung, Petrick, Liebold, S. Neal
    Erik Nielsen (conductor); Elisabeth Stöppler (director)
    Published on May 5th, 2012 02:54 PM

    Opera National du Rhin

    Verdi: Requiem
    20 September 2012
    Conductor: Marko Letonja
    Soloists: Tamar Iveri, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Giuseppe Filianoti, Orlin Anastassov
    Published on May 5th, 2012 02:52 PM

    Theater an der Wien

    Monteverdi – Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
    Premiere: 7 September 2012
    Conductor: Christophe Rousset
    Director: Claus Guth
    Les Talens Lyriques
    Cast: Gary Magee, Delphine Galou, Pavel Kolgatin, Katija Dragojevic
    by Published on May 4th, 2012 09:36 PM

    This is the Metropolitan Opera House 2012-2013 Season ...

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