Thursday, January 01, 2015

First Out of the Gate: It's Seattle Opera!

Season announcement season for summer 2015 and 2015-16 started today with Seattle Opera's announcement of their 2015-16 season. This is being billed as the first with Aidan Lang's imprint, but this is the moment when I have to mention that David Gockley, who retires as SF Opera's general direction at the end of the 2015-16 season, is planning all or most of the two seasons past his retirement. This was also the case when Pamela Rosenberg left SFO. Considering that there is a commission, which must have been arranged at least two years ago, you should probably not base your opinion of Aidan Lang's programming on the upcoming season.

Except for the commission, which is from Jack Perla, it's a middle-of-the-road season:

  • Verdi, Nabucco
  • Wagner, The Flying Dutchman
  • Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro
  • Donizetti, Maria Stuarda
  • Bizet, The Pearl Fishers
  • Perla, An American Dream
Full casting is here; press release is here

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