Mystery score

Mystery score

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.

2015-16, SFO
  • Sweeney Todd with Stephanie Blythe, Gerald Finley; Patrick Summers (September).  
  • 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
  • Die Zauberfloete (Jun Kuneko production)
2016-17
  • Andrea Chenier, opening night; Roberto Alagna
  • Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, libretto by David Henry Hwang
  • Rigoletto, June 2017; Quinn Kelsey, Michael Fabiano, Olga Peretyatko
  • Don Pasquale, October, 2016; Laurent Pelly, dir.; Lawrence Brownlee
  • Aida, October 2016, with Leah Crocetto
2018
  • 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: a new Jake Heggie commission, subject not announced. Removed, on very good authority: Florencia with Racette in 2016 is not happening.

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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.