Thursday, February 03, 2011

Fantasy Opera, Season 2

Why not?
  • Nielsen, Maskerade
  • Verdi, Il Corsaro
  • Carter, What's Next?
  • Bellini, La Sonnambula
  • Sessions, Montezuma
  • Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin (I cannot believe I left this out of season 1!)
  • Floyd, Susannah
  • Janaceck, The Excursions of Mr. Broucek
  • Meyerbeer, Robert le Diable
  • Double bill: Busoni, Turandot (I am not making this up); Bartok, A kékszakállú herceg vára
  • Leoncavallo, La Boheme
  • Handel, Tamerlano
  • Faure, Penelope
  • Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust
  • Boito, Mefistofele


John Marcher said...

Since I've only seen three of those scheduled for seasons 1 and 2, I do hope you are buying a lottery ticket.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I've seen Corsaro, Frau, Bluebeard, Falstaff, Gezeichneten, and Penelope, though two of those were concert performances.

Lottery ticket: it would have to be a BIG lottery prize. A 15-opera season would be extremely costly. I'm assuming I can do it for less per opera than SFO's $65-70 million for nine operas, but it's still going to be, well, expensive.

pjwv said...

You tease! Sadly, you couldn't even do a DVD recreation of your seasons 1 and 2, though I guess you could do a DVD/CD combo.

Joe Barron said...

Thanks for mentioning Montezuma. (I will not make joke about a sequel, Montezuma II, with it's obvious subtitle.) Anyway, the Carter is short and should be on a double bill with another one-act. I recommend Schoenberg's Von Heute Auf Morgen.