Thursday, April 28, 2016

Santa Fe Opera 2017 Season

Santa Fe Opera has announced its summer, 2017 season, and it looks very good indeed. I'm cutting everything except operas, cast/crew, and dates:

Die Fledermaus: Johann Strauss Jr.
June 30, July 5, 8, 14, August 1, 7, 14, 19, 26
Sung in English with English dialogue, and Opera Titles in English and Spanish.
A new Santa Fe Opera production. Last performed in 1992.
First performed at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien on April 5, 1874.
Production underwritten by a generous gift from Bob and Ellen Vladem.

Conductor Rory Macdonald
Director Ned Canty
Scenic Designer Allen Moyer
Costume Designer Zack Brown
Lighting Designer Duane Schuler
Chorus Master Susanne Sheston
Gabriel von Eisenstein Kurt Streit+, tenor
Rosalinde, Eisenstein’s wife Devon Guthrie+, soprano
Adele, Rosalinde’s maid Jane Archibald*, soprano
Alfred, a music teacher Dimitri Pittas+, tenor
Dr. Falke, a notary Joshua Hopkins, baritone
Prince Orlofsky Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
 Paula Murrihy*+, mezzo-soprano
Frosch, a jailer Kevin Burdette, bass
*debut, +former Santa Fe Opera Apprentice

Lucia di Lammermoor: Gaetano Donizetti
July 1, 7, 12, 21, 31, August 5, 8, 12, 16, 24
Sung in Italian with Opera Titles in English and Spanish.
A new Santa Fe Opera production. Last performed in 2001.

Conductor Corrado Rovaris
Director Ron Daniels
Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Designer Emily Rebholz
Lighting Designer Christopher Akerlind
Video Designer Peter Nigrini
Chorus Master Susanne Sheston
Lucia Brenda Rae, soprano
Lord Enrico Ashton, Zachary Nelson+, baritone
 Lucia’s brother
Raimondo Bidebent, Christian Van Horn, bass-baritone
 a Calvinist chaplain
+former Santa Fe Opera Apprentice

The Golden Cockerel: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
July 15, 19, 28, August 3, 9, 18
Sung in Russian with Opera Titles in English and Spanish.
A co-production with The Dallas Opera. A company premiere.
First performed at Moscow’s Solodovnikove Theatre on October 7, 1909.

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume
Director Paul Curran
Scenic & Costume Designer Gary McCann*
Lighting Desiger Paul Hackenmueller*
Chorus Master Susanne Sheston
Tsar Dodon Eric Owens, bass-baritone
General Polkan Kevin Burdette, bass
Amelfa, a housekeeper Meredith Arwady, contralto
Astrologer Barry Banks, tenor
Tsaritsa Shemakha Venera Gimadieva*, soprano

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: Music by Mason Bates
 Libretto by Mark Campbell
July 22, 26, August 4, 10, 15, 25
Sung in English with Opera Titles in English and Spanish.
A Santa Fe Opera World Premiere production.

Conductor Michael Christie* (July 22, 26, August 4, 10, 15)
 Robert Tweten (August 25)
Director Kevin Newbury
Scenic Designer Victoria “Vita” Tzykun*
Costume Designer Paul Carey*
Lighting Designer Japhy Weideman
Projection Design 59 Productions
Choreographer Sam Pinkleton*
Chorus Master Susanne Sheston
Steve Jobs Edward Parks*, baritone
Laurene Powell Jobs, his wife Sasha Cooke*, mezzo-soprano
K├┤bun Chino Otogawa, Wei Wu*, bass
 his spiritual advisor
Woz, his friend Garrett Sorenson+, tenor
 and business partner

Alcina: George Frideric Handel
July 29, August 2, 11, 17, 23
Sung in Italian with Opera Titles in English and Spanish.
A new Santa Fe Opera production adapted from the 2012 Opera Bordeaux staging. A company premiere.
First performed at London’s Theatre Royal, Covent Garden on April 16,1735.

Conductor Harry Bicket
Director David Alden
Scenic & Costume Designer Gideon Davey
Alcina, a sorceress Elza van den Heever, soprano
Morgana, her sister Anna Christy, soprano
Ruggiero, a knight Paula Murrihy+, mezzo-soprano
Bradamante, Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano
 Ruggiero’s bethrothed
Oronte, lover of Morgana Alek Shrader, tenor
Melisso, former tutor of Christian Van Horn, bass-baritone
+former Santa Fe Opera Apprentice
•further casting and creative team details to be announced

Must find a week when all of these are being done!

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