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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Season Announcement Season: LAO Rumor & Gossip

Hoisted from the comments:
The LAO information I've heard so far is that the Britten opera will be Gloriana. D'Arcangelo has already confirmed in the press that he'll sing Don Giovanni here next season. They will likely present a Wagner opera and I've heard that it will be Parsifal. And one last tidbit, Angela Meade's press folks have confirmed she will be making a starring appearance in LA next year. Assuming it is not in one of the aforementioned operas, that could lead to a number of possibilities given what she sings

3 comments:

Henry Holland said...

The LAO information I've heard so far is that the Britten opera will be Gloriana

[falls off chair in astonishment] Wow. Just....wow. It's the only Britten I've never seen a production of, that would be awesome if it were true. Hmmmm....what aging diva can play Elizabeth?

There's still hope for Death in Venice here! :-)

They will likely present a Wagner opera and I've heard that it will be Parsifal

Oh please dear FSM, not the ghastly Robert Wilson production again.

So, Britten > Wagner > Mozart > probably a 19th century Italian piece for Angela Meade, that leaves 2? 3? more slots.

Brian, any word on the promised Die Tote Stadt? I just want to see a production of it that's not the much-traveled Willy Decker one.

Robert Gordon said...

> what aging diva can play Elizabeth?

Well, Christine Brewer did it in St. Louis, and she's doing a few of the Albert Herring performances this spring. One can always hope.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Yeah. And that also sounds like the kind of weirdass role that Patricia Racette likes to sing.