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Opera, Spring 2007

This list is not systematic and certainly not complete. It contains productions that interest me, especially premieres and recent operas, in the next several months. I will try to provide review round-ups for as many as possible. Please use the comments section to make suggestions.

Tan Dun, The First Emperor [WORLD PREMIERE]
December 21 to January 25
Simulcast in movie theaters on January 13
Metropolitan Opera

Prokofiev, The Fiery Angel
January 2 to 28
Théâtre de la Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels)

Janáček, The Diary of One Who Disappeared / Bartók, Duke Bluebeard's Castle
January 28 to February 16
Opéra national de Paris

Wolfgang Rihm, Das Gehege [WORLD PREMIERE]
Premiere on January 30
Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich)

Handel, Agrippina
February 5 to March 3
Directed by David McVicar
English National Opera

Luc Brewaeys, L'uomo dal fiore in bocca
Adaptation of play by Luigi Pirandello
February 9 to 14
Théâtre de la Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels)

Kurt Weill, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
February 10 to March 4
Los Angeles Opera

Arthur Honegger, La Mort de Sainte Alméenne
February 17
Théâtre de la Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels)

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina
Opens on February 17
Directed by David Pountney
Welsh National Opera

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
February 25 to March 31
With Anne Sofie von Otter
Royal Danish Opera

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Benoît Mernier, L’Éveil du printemps (first opera)
March 9 to 24
Théâtre de la Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels)

Scarlatti, La Vergine dei dolori
Conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini
Directed by Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski
March 3 to 31
Théâtre de la Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels)

Strauss, Die Ägyptische Helena
March 15 to April 7
Radio Broadcast on March 31
Metropolitan Opera

Ravel, L'heure espagnole
March 30 to April 21
With Bryn Terfel
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress
April 2 to 28
Théâtre de la Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels)

Handel, Flavio
April 4 to 21
New York City Opera

Glass, Satyagraha
April 5 to May 1
For the composer's 70th birthday
English National Opera

Britten, Owen Wingrave
April 23 to May 5
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Janáček, The Makropoulos Affair
April 27 to May 18
Opéra national de Paris

Philip Glass, Sound of a Voice (2003)
Mathew Rosenblum, RedDust

April 26 to 29
Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Fusion Festival

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
Conducted by Simon Rattle, with Angelika Kirchschlager
May 11 to 19
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Monteverdi, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse
Abridged version with Handspring Puppet Company
May 12 to 15
Théâtre de la Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels)

Salvatore Sciarrino, Da gelo a gelo [WORLD PREMIERE]
May 23 to June 10
Opéra national de Paris

Britten, Death in Venice
May 24 to June 13
With Ian Bostridge, directed by Deborah Warner
English National Opera

David Carlson, Anna Karenina [WORLD PREMIERE]
June 3 to 21
Opera Theater of St. Louis

Massenet, Thaïs (concert performance)
June 27 and 29
Renée Fleming, conducted by Andrew Davis
Royal Opera at Covent Garden

Unsuk Chin/David Henry Whang, Alice in Wonderland [WORLD PREMIERE]
Premiere on June 30
Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich Summer Opera Festival)

Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld
July 7 to August 26
Glimmerglass Opera

Guo Wenjing, Poet Li Bai [WORLD PREMIERE]
July 7 to 28
Central City Opera

Gluck/Berlioz, Orphée et Eurydice
July 8 to August 28
Glimmerglass Opera

Strauss, Daphne
July 14 to August 17
Santa Fe Opera

Massenet, Cendrillon
July 14 to August 19
Central City Opera

Tan Dun, Tea: A Mirror of Soul (2002)
July 21 to August 23
Santa Fe Opera

Menotti, The Saint of Bleecker Street
July 21 to August 18
Central City Opera

Olli Kortekangas, Daddy's Girl [WORLD PREMIERE]
July 7 to 17
Savonlinna Opera Festival

Philip Glass, Orphée
July 21 to August 27
Glimmerglass Opera

Leonid Desyatnikov, The Children of Rosenthal (2005)
July 25 and 27
Savonlinna Opera Festival

Monteverdi, Orfeo
July 28 to August 25
Glimmerglass Opera

Rameau, Platée
July 28 to August 22
Santa Fe Opera

Jan Fabre, Requiem for a Metamorphosis
August 26 to 29
Salzburg Festival

1 comment:

Gert said...

Just to clarify, Bryn is in Gianni Schicchi which is twinned with L'heure espagnol