Monday, January 03, 2011

Season Announcement Season

I have the first of what will be about two thousand season announcements in hand:

  • Spoleto Festival USA, May 27-June 12, Charleston, SC. Operas: Kaija Saariaho's Emilie, with Elizabeth Futral (Karita Mattila sang the premier; sigh); The Medium, in celebration of Gian Carlo Menotti's centenary; The Magic Flute. The St. Lawrence String Quartet, pianist Inon Barnaton, and other musicians will be in residence playing chamber music; also conductor James Gaffigan. There are tons of chamber music concerts scheduled, not much, yet, about repertory.
  • Seattle Opera's 2011-12 season features Porgy and Bess, Madama Butterfly (with Patricia Racette, yay, and Stefano Secco, sigh), Carmen (zzzz), Attila (with John Relyea), and Orpheus and Eurydice.

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