- 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.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Season Announcement Season
I have the first of what will be about two thousand season announcements in hand: