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Operatic Future Seasons

Found on the web or wherever, tidings of San Francisco Opera:
  • Adriana Lecouvreur (presumably with Gheorghiu, but that is my guess)
  • Be sure to read my blog posting about a letter David Gockley sent to subscribers.
2016-17
  • Andrea Chenier, opening night; Roberto Alagna. Co-production with NCPA (China), Royal Opera House and San Francisco Opera. Photos here.
  • Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, libretto by David Henry Hwang. (This is not a rumor.)
  • Rigoletto, June 2017; Quinn Kelsey, Michael Fabiano, Olga Peretyatko. Presumably a new production, as the Yeargan is on the auction block.
  • Don Pasquale, October, 2016; Laurent Pelly, dir.; Lawrence Brownlee. Co-production with Santa Fe Opera.
  • Aida, October 2016, with Leah Crocetto and Brian Jagde
  • Madama Butterfly (again!)
  • I am going to guess that the announced new production of Elektra is in this season, but I know nothing. Maybe it's in 2017-18.
2017-18
  • Summer, presumably: A revival of the Zambello Ring. Casting details so far are Greer Grimsley (Wotan) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Brunnhilde, but really, can't we just hire Christine Goerke???). No idea of the conductor. I hope it's Runnicles, or if not, perhaps Thielemann, if he's willing to travel this far.
Out there someplace: 
  • Turandot, with Brian Jagde. I'm guessing 2017-18.
  • A new Jake Heggie commission, subject not announced. Oh, wait: an article by (the late) David Littlejohn in the WSJ says that Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life will be coming to San Francisco, so maybe that is what was referred to in an SFO press release or two. Or maybe there is another commission. 
  • New production of Guillaume Tell, with Bryan Hymel as Arnold.
Be sure to keep an eye on Opera Tattler's SFO Future Seasons page. She mentions Orfeo ed Euridice and other works.

Found on the web or wherever, tidings of other opera companies:
  • Future Met Wiki, full of rumor and gossip about you-know-where.
  • Because I would really like to see him in San Francisco again, I check tenor Stefan Margita's web site occasionally. At the moment, it includes Prince Shuisky at the Met in the 2015-16 season, so we know they're doing Boris; Loge in Chicago in the fall of 2016, so we know they're doing the Ring; Loge at the Met in the Spring of 2017, over a period of months, so we know....If, in fact, SFO has some Janacek scheduled in future seasons, he'd be a prime candidate to be singing in Jenufa or From the House of the Dead. Update: Rumor is that the Met may not be doing the Ring in 2017 after all. Updated update: Met will revive the Ring sometime in the next five or six years, among other reasons to showcase Christine Goerke following her tremendous performance in Die Frau ohne Schatten
  • Houston, Fura dels Baus Ring: Jay Hunter Morris will be there in April & May of 2016. Sounds like Siegfried to me.
  • Christine Goerke mentioned on Facebook in mid-2014 that she would be "out there [on the west coast] in the not too distant future." YAY.
  • Les Toyens at LOC, Fall, 2016. Brandon Jovanovich as Enee. (Now there is a dream match of voice and role.) Now confirmed by Opera Magazine. Well, perhaps a trip to the Met (Tristan) can be combined with a trip to Chicago. 
Berlioz, Here and There

Because we can't get enough of Hector. Rob Gordon reports the following in a comment to one of my Troyens postings:
The Liceu in Barcelona is doing [Benvenuto Cellini] in November (John Osborn again, with one performance by someone named Enea Scala -- how's that for a Berliozian name). The Rome opera is doing it in March of 2016 (Osborn again), and the Bastille opera has it planned for the 2017-18 season, part of a Berlioz cycle that has in consecutive seasons Damnation of Faust, Béatrice et Bénédict, Cellini, and Troyens. 

2015-16, SFO

The season has been announced; let's take stock of what follows. It's mostly correct. What I got wrong: not Zambello, but Tambosi, for Jenufa. Not Vitalj Kowaljow in Don Carlo, but Rene Pape and Andrea Silvestrelli (can't complain!). The additional operas are Bieito's Carmen and Barber of Seville
  • Sweeney Todd with Stephanie Blythe, Gerald Finley; Patrick Summers (September or October).  Co-Production with HGO.
  • Manon Lucia di Lammermoor with Damrau, Beczala (Oct.)
  • Double bill:  Robert Orledge's completion of Debussy's Fall of the House of Usher, and Gordon Getty's Usher House.
  • Die Meistersinger; co-production with Glyndbourne and LOC. Sir Mark Elder conducts. Greer Grimsley as Hans Sachs.
  • Don Carlo, June 2016; Michael Fabiano, Vitalj Kowaljow / Luisotti
  • Jenufa, with Malin Bystrom (Jenufa) and Karita Matilla (Kostelnicka!); Zambello directs, so presumably the production seen more than a decade ago with Patricia Racette (June).
  • Luisa Miller (Leah Crocetto? She will be singing in SF next fall. She is not singing Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlo(s).)
  • Die Zauberfloete (Jun Kuneko production)

12 comments:

Henry Holland said...

I don't think I want to contemplate what horrors await us at LA Opera.

Per the Classical Iconoclast blog, the Getty piece is being pair with a new orchestration of Debussy's unfinished Fall of the House of Usher in 2015. Hmmmm.....

Lisa Hirsch said...

Sigh, and sorry. Season announcement season starts in January!

CruzSF said...

I'm glad you've started this page, IronTongue. Where can I send you info that I've learned re: future SFO seasons?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Lhirsch at g mail! And thank you!

Steve Hicken said...

Saariaho at the Met in 16-17.

CruzSF said...

Surprised that we haven't seen an R Strauss work since 2010. I predicted one for 2014-15, but after re-reading this page, I'm not so sure now.

Lisa Hirsch said...

There's an Elektra planned, but I have heard nothing about it. This was in the subscriber letter Gockley sent out last year some time.

CruzSF said...

Thanks. I hope they've lured Goerke out to do the Elektra.

CruzSF said...

Thanks. I hope they've lured Goerke out to do the Elektra.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I hope so too, but I am not holding my breath....

Darrick Chen said...

I would love for SFO to do a Frosh but that would be asking for too much I guess. How about Salome with Lise Lindstrom?? I'm sure she'd be fab.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I think it's only 3 or 4 years since the last Salome, with the paint-peeling Nadja Michael, so, alas, it may be a wait.

I'm with you on FROSCH.