Operatic Future Seasons

Found on the web or wherever, tidings of San Francisco Opera:
  • Adriana Lecouvreur (presumably with Gheorghiu, but that is my guess)
  • Gordon Getty's Usher House?!?!?! How much money would he have to donate to get this produced in SF? $10 million? $25 million? (Now rumored for 2015-16)
  • More Janacek, now know to be Jenufa
  • Be sure to read my blog posting about a letter David Gockley sent to subscribers.
2014-15, SFO

Updated, now that we know.
  • Patricia Racette and Stuart Skelton Brandon Jovanovich in Susannah, conducted by Karen Kamensek
  • Norma, with S. Rad
  • Covent Garden's Les Troyens is a co-production with San Francisco Opera. Anna Caterina Antonacci's biography indicates that she will be in our production. Susan Graham told John Marcher she would be in it - there you have your Cassandre and Didon, I believe in that order. June, 2013: We know this will be in 2015, and by the way, the current rumor is Brian Hymel for Enee. Update, August 2013: Donald Runnicles to conduct. Welcome back, Donald!
  • Un ballo in maschera,  Stoyanova
  • Florencia en el Amazonas (Catan)
  • La Ciociara - Two Women (Marco Tutino); c. Luisotti (June, 2015), with Anna Caterina Antonacci (this is evidently running at the same time as Troyens. Really??)
Full season is here: 

2015-16, SFO
  • Sweeney Todd with Stephanie Blythe, Gerald Finley; Patrick Summers (September).  
  • Manon 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
  • Don Carlo, June 2016; Michael Fabiano, Vitalj Kowaljow / Luisotti
  • Jenufa, with Malin Bystrom (Jenufa) and Karita Matilla (Kostelnicka!); Zambello directs (June)
2016-17
  • Andrea Chenier, opening night; Roberto Alagna
And 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:
  • 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 Met sometime in the next five or six years, among other reasons to showcase Christine Goerke following her tremendous performance in Die Frau ohne Schatten
  • Nixon in China: performances at Dallas in 2014 and San Diego in 2015, from RPF's web site.
  • Houston, Fura dels Baus Ring: Jay Hunter Morris will be there in April & May of 2016. Sounds like Siegfried to me.

10 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....