Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wishes for 2018-2019

Futures missed that La Boheme will appear as usual.  This is changed to reflect the actual choices which I am pretty happy with.

Changes appeared in the Futures post so I changed mine.

In a couple of weeks the Met will announce the coming season.  While there is still time I would like to take the guesses on Future Met Wiki and express which ones I would like to see in HD. DEFINITE YES!! means I would definitely like to see this in HD.

New Productions


Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila (Opening Night)   GOT THIS!!
Production: Darko Tresniak
Samson: Roberto Alagna/Kristian Benedikt* [1]
Dalila: Elīna Garanča
(The coproduction by Michieletto with the Opéra National de Paris has been cancelled [1])

Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur      GOT THIS!!
Production: David McVicar
Adriana: Anna Netrebko
Maurizio: Piotr Beczala
Princess de Bouillon: Anita Rachvelishvili
Michonnet: Ambrogio Maestri

Nico Muhly's Marnie   GOT THIS!!
Production: Michael Mayer
Margaret "Marnie" Edgar: Isabel Leonard
Co-production with the English National Opera [2]

Verdi's La Traviata   GOT THIS!!
Production: Michael Mayer
Date: November and December
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Violetta: Diana Damrau
Alfredo: Juan Diego Florez
Germont:Quinn Kelsey




Repertory


Verdi's Aida      GOT THIS!!
Aida: Anna Netrebko
Amneris: Dolora Zajick/Olesya Petrova
Ramfis: Vitalij Kowaljow

Bizet's Carmen    GOT THIS!!
Don Jose: Roberto Alagna
Micaela: Aleksandra Kurzak
Conductor: Omar Meir Wellber*/Lorenzo Viotti*

Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito

Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites      GOT THIS!!
Madame de Croissy: Karita Mattila

Mozart's Don Giovanni   I WANT TO SEE AIDA GARIFULLINA.  DIDN'T GET THIS.
Donna Elvira: Marina Rebeka
Zerlina: Aida Garifullina*

Puccini's La Fanciulla del West (Sept-Oct. 27)      GOT THIS!!
Dick Johnson: Jonas Kaufmann
Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Verdi's Falstaff
Quickly: Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Ford: Juan Jesus Rodriguez

Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment   GOT THIS!!
Tonio: Javier Camarena

Tchaikovsky's Iolanta / Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle  DIDN'T GET THIS.
Iolanta: Sonya Yoncheva
Robert: Alexey Markov
Ibn-Hakia: Elchin Azizov
King Rene: Vitalij Kowaljow
Bluebeard: Gerald Finley?

Mozart's The Magic Flute

Boito's Mefistofele   (This is a recent change and is supposed to be done in the SFO production.  Maybe it's a trade for something SFO is using.)
Margherita (and Elena?): Angela Meade
Faust: Michael Fabiano
Mefistofele: Christian Van Horn
(I Lombardi canceled or postponed)  I WAS MORE INTERESTED IN I LOMBARDI  WE DIDN'T GET EITHER ONE.

Verdi's Otello 
Iago: Željko Lučić

Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles 
Nadir: Javier Camarena
Leila: Pretty Yende

Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande
Genevieve: Marie-Nicole Lemieux*  DIDN'T GET THIS.

Verdi's Rigoletto: Zeljko Lucic
Gilda: Rosa Feola*
Maddalena: Ramona Zaharia*
Sparafucile: Dmitri Ivashchenko

Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen  GOT Die Walkure
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Brunnhilde: Christine Goerke
Gutrune: Edith Haller*
Wotan: Michael Volle
Siegmund: Stuart Skelton
Fricka: Jamie Barton
Fasolt/Hunding: Gunther Groissbock
Alberich: Tomasz Konieczny*
Gunther: Evgeny Nikitin
Siegfried: Andreas Schager* / Stefan Vinke*
Hagen: Eric Owens

Puccini's Tosca

Puccini's Il Trittico (November 2018)
Giorgetta / Suor Angelica / Lauretta: Kristine Opolais
Giorgetta only: Tatiana Melnychenko [4]
Luigi: Marcelo Alvarez
Michele: George Gagnidze
Gianni Schicchi: Plácido Domingo [5]

Sometimes the crucial roles are not filled in.  I'm not ready for another Ring so soon after our San Francisco Ring.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Speaking of new seasons, Paris Opera just posted their 2018-19 schedule. It includes a production of Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots" with Diana Damrau and Bryan Hymel and cites a "run time" of 4h50m (including two intermissions). With that length, they must be planning to perform every note Meyerbeer ever wrote for this opera.