I heard about our season over a month ago, but I didn’t want to jump the gun and put anything up until the powerful people had announced it. So now they have … and I suppose it’s safe to put it all up here!

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti, September 8-23, 2007
Werther by Jules Massenet, November 17-December 2, 2007
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, February 9-24, 2008
The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart, April 19-May 4, 2008

I’ve played three of the four. Werther will be new to both me and the opera company. I always love doing something new! We’ve done the Donizetti twice, but it’s been quite some time since both of those runs—or so it seems—so I don’t remember much aside from the huge flute solo (how Isabelle will do that with barely being able to hear, and not being able to see the soprano at all, I haven’t a clue!). Verdi is always fun, and this time I won’t be playing a combined book which should be nice. And “Flute”? Well, it’s not my favorite Mozart, which I realize is nearly sacrilegious to say. But it’s still Mozart and I love playing him—I’m just not all that jazzed about that particular opera is all.

The next question is about conductors; we have our main conductor (David Rohrbaugh) who will conduct two of the four operas, but we bring in two others as well. I haven’t a clue which operas David will conduct (okay, I can guess … but you won’t find me doing that publicly) and which and, more importantly, who will be taking the helm for the other two. Guess I’ll have ot wait on this. Unless MikeR knows? (Mike, I’d link to you here, but I need your permission first. If you don’t want the link, I’ll certainly understand. … update … I have Mike’s permission, thus the link!)


  1. Link away!  I doubt your readers will be all that interested in any of my posts, but go ahead.

    I haven’t heard any other details about next season other than what you’ve already posted.  I’ve heard rumors about stage directors (but only a couple of names), but nothing confirmed, and nothing at all about conductors.

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    Thanks … I linked you.

    I’ve heard a little rumor about a conductor, but rumors are worth nothing as far as I’m concerned so I’m waiting on it.