Friday, November 24, 2017

Summer Festivals 2018

Salzburg Whitsun 18 May – 21 May 2018
  • Gioachino Rossini L'italiana in Algeri (and main festival, Cecilia Bartoli)
  • Jacques Offenbach La Périchole

Salzburg Festival 20 July – 30 August 2018
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte
  • Richard Strauss Salome
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades
  • Claudio Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea with Sonya Yoncheva
  • Hans Werner Henze The Bassarids 
  • Gottfried von Einem Der Prozess 
  • Georges Bizet Les Pêcheurs de perles 
  • Gioachino Rossini L'italiana in Algeri

Santa Fe Opera  29 June – 25 August 2018
  • Leonard Bernstein Candide 
  • Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos  with Erin Morley's Zerbinetta
  • Gioachino Rossini L'italiana in Algeri with Daniela Mack
  • Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly 
  • John Adams Doctor Atomic in New Mexico where it all happened.

Aix-en-Provence Festival  4 – 24 July 2018
  • Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos 
  • Sergei Prokofiev The Fiery Angel 
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte 
  • Ondřej Adámek Seven Stones from the Tower of Babel 
  • Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas 

Glyndebourne Festival  19 May – 26 August 2018
  • Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly
  • Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
  • George Frideric Handel Giulio Cesare
  • Claude Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande 
  • George Frideric Handel Saul 
  • Samuel Barber Vanessa 

Munich Opera Festival  24 June – 31 July 2018
  • Richard Wagner Parsifal
  • Richard Wagner Der fliegende Holländer
  • Richard Strauss Arabella
  • Giacomo Puccini Tosca
  • Giacomo Puccini Il trittico
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Le nozze di Figaro
  • Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen
  • Joseph Haydn Orlando Paladino
  • etc.
Opera Theater of Saint Louis  19 May -- 24 June 2018
  • Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata
  • Marc Blitzstein Regina
  • Huang Ruo An American Soldier
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice
West Edge Opera has announced three operas for next summer:
  • Debussey's Pelléas and Mélisande (1902).   This is to be directed by Keturah Stickan and is a change from the original announcement.  The cast sounds excellent.
  • Matt Marks' Mata Hari (2017) which premiered at Prototype Festival this year.  Tina Mitchell will play the title role.  This is to be directed by Paul Peers.
  • Luca Francesconi's "sexual psycho-drama" Quartet (2011)  This will be directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer.  "Brutal fury."

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