18. January 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Opera

The new season has been announced.

FALL SEASON

Turandot: Sep 9 – Nov 25, 2011
Turandot: Iréne Theorin/Susan Foster; Calaf: Marco Berti/Walter Fraccaro; Liù: Leah Crocetto; Timur: Raymond Aceto/Christian Van Horn; Pin Hyung Yun; Pang: Greg Fedderly; Pong: Daniel Montenegro

Heart of a Soldier: (World Premier) Sep 10 – Sep 30, 2011
Rick Rescorla: Thomas Hampson; Daniel J. Hill: William Burden; Susan Rescorla: Melody Moore

Lucrezia Borgia: Sep 23 – Oct 11, 2011
Lucrezia Borgia: Renée Fleming; Gennaro: Francesco Meli; Alfonso d’Este: Vitalij Kowaljow; Maffio Orsini: Elizabeth DeShong

Don Giovanni: Oct 15 – Nov 10, 2011
Don Giovanni: Lucas Meachem; Donna Anna: Ellie Dehn; Donna Elvira: Serena Farnocchia; Leporello: Marco Vinco; Don Ottavio: Topi Lehtipuu; Zerlina: Kate Lindsey; Masetto: Ryan Kuster; The Commendatore: Morris Robinson

Xerxes: Oct 30 – Nov 19, 2011
Xerxes: Susan Graham; Romilda: Lisette Oropesa; Arsamenes: David Daniels; Amastris: Sonia Prina; Atalanta: Heidi Stober

Carmen: Nov 6 – Dec 4, 2011
Carmen: Kate Aldrich; Don José: Thiago Arancam; Micaëla: Sara Gartland; Escamillo: Paulo Szot

(plus Carmen For Families Nov 27 – Dec 4, 2011)

SUMMER SEASON

Nixon in China: Jun 8 – Jul 3, 2012
Richard Nixon: Brian Mulligan; Pat Nixon: Maria Kanyova; Mao Tse-tung: Simon O’Neill; Chiang Ch’ing (Madame Mao Tse-tung): Hye Jung Lee; Chou En-Lai: Chen-Ye Yuan; Henry Kissinger: Patrick Carfizzi

Attila: Jun 12 – Jul 1, 2012
Attila: Ferruccio Furlanetto; Odabella: Oksana Dyka; Foresto: Ramón Vargas/Diego Torre; Ezio: Quinn Kelsey; Pope Leo I: Samuel Ramey

The Magic Flute: Jun 13 – Jul 8, 2012
Pamina: Heidi Stober; Tamino: Alek Shrader/Nathaniel Peake; Papageno: Nathan Gunn; Sarastro: Kristinn Sigmundsson; The Queen of the Night: Albina Shagimuratova; Monostatos: Greg Fedderly; The Speaker: David Pittsinger

Thoughts: I’m not thrilled with Carmen, but I’ll deal. It’s just an opera I’m not all that excited about. I’m trying to figure out what they’ll do with “Carmen for families” … make her behave? Not kill her? Have a puppet bull? I’m guessing none of the above, and it’s just shorter. But kids DO love themselves some “jealousy, betrayal and death” so it should be a blast! ;-) I’m looking forward to a number of these operas and artists and only somewhat dismayed by one that I thought might not be singing at this point. I’ve performed four of these operas: Don Giovanni, Xerxes, Carmen and The Magic Flute. I’ve never heard the others in live performance.

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