Mystery score

Mystery score

Friday, February 04, 2011

Fantasy Opera, Season 3

Assuming I'm a billionaire, of course.

  • Chin, Alice in Wonderland
  • Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina
  • Wagner, Rienzi
  • Rossini, Guillaume Tell
  • RVW, Sir John in Love
  • Nicolai, The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Verdi, Aroldo
  • Auber, Manon Lescaut
  • Maw, Sophie's Choice
  • Marschner, Der Varmpyr
  • Blomdahl, Aniara (you can all look it up - I have the recording!)
  • Rimsky, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia
  • Smyth, The Wreckers
  • Handel, Orlando
  • Pfitzner, Palestrina

Yeah, maybe all three Falstaff treatments belong in the same season. And maybe I should schedule a Shakespeare season or the Trojan Wars season.

8 comments:

Kevin said...

I know the Mussorgsky half as well as I should and like it half as well as I want.

Henry Holland said...

Lisa, I don't know if you follow Brad Wilber's Met Futures page, but he has this listed for 2011-12 (I think they announce the season on 2/16):

Khovanshchina with Olga Borodina as Marfa, Vladimir Galouzine as Andrey, George Gagnidze as Shaklovity, Ildar Abdrazakov as Ivan, John Easterlin as Scrivener

He also lists hahahaha Billy Budd [/laughing] and The Makropolous Case, it'd be almost too good to be true if all three were done in close proximity = road trip!

Kitezh is being done in Amsterdam in February 2012.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I do follow Brad, so I sort of knew all of that. :)

I don't need to see Makropoulos so soon after the SFO production. There's other stuff at the Met that might interest me.

Mark Berry said...

A wonderful selection. You inspired me to draw up my own! http://boulezian.blogspot.com/2011/02/fantasy-opera-first-two-seasons.html

Lisa Hirsch said...

oooo! Thank you!

Bruce Hodges said...

And a quite good third season, too. I hope your choices are being viewed by those in charge of programming.

Just seeing your choices, and those of Mark Berry and others, makes me realize how many, many operas there are that never get produced. (Or rarely.)

Joe Barron said...

William Schuman: The Mighty Casey.

Lisa Hirsch said...

There's plenty more coming. Need to get Bantock's Omar Khayyam in there, even if it is an oratorio.