Mystery score

Mystery score

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Early SF Opera Announcement

The season announcement for 2013-14 is scheduled for Monday, December 3. The last few years, it's always been in mid/late January. No idea why it's been pushed up. Also, there's a press conference. The last two or three years, we've gotten a press release, and that's it.

Here's what we know already, based on singer and conductor bios, blabbing, overheard in the house, etc:
  • Flying Dutchman; Patrick Summers conducts, Greer Grimsley in the title role.
  • Falstaff, Bryn Terfel in the title role. Assume Luisotti is conducting.
  • Dolores Claibourne by Tobias Picker; announced by the company for the fall.
  • Show Boat
If it's an eight or nine opera season, I wonder what else is on the schedule. They've cycled through most of the major Mozart operas in the last few years and just about all of the Puccini. Something unusual in the way of Verdi? What about Corsaro?

4 comments:

John Marcher said...

Don't forget Showboat- or are you mentioning operas?

Lisa Hirsch said...

I haven't heard anything about a date for Showboat - is it supposed to be in 2013-14?

John Marcher said...

During an intermission at Lohengrin I overheard a super say it would be in the coming season- and since it's only the schedule to bring in some money, I would think Gockley would want to get it onstage asap.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks! Will update.