2012-2013 Season Previews

SF Opera's 2012-2013 Season

September 7-30 2012: Rigoletto
September 29- October 19 2012 I Capuleti e i Montecchi
October 10- November 2 2012: Moby-Dick
October 20- November 9 2012: Lohengrin
November 15- December 2 2012: Tosca
March 1-10 2013: The Secret Garden
June 5- July 6 2013: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
June 9- July 1 2013: Così fan tutte
June 19- July 7 2013: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

San Francisco Opera's 2012-2013 season includes three contemporary American operas in English. Former Adler Fellow David Lomelí sings the Duke in Rigoletto, Albina Shagimuratova sings Gilda. Joyce DiDonato sings Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Nicole Cabell as Giulietta. Ben Heppner and Jay Hunter Morris share the role of Ahab in Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick. Brandon Jovanovich is Lohengrin. Angela Gheorghiu and Patricia Racette share the title role in Tosca. Natalie Dessay stars in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Nathan Gunn, William Burden, and Sasha Cooke create roles in Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.

2012-2013 Season Official Site | Press Release

Washington National Opera's New Wave of Artistic Initiatives

Kennedy-centerToday Washington National Opera announced a plethora of new initiatives, including the presentation of WNO Artistic Advisor Francesca Zambello's "American Ring" in 2016, a New American Works Project to promote young American composers and librettists, a holiday opera each season, performances at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, a new production each season, and one production per season directed by Zambello.

Press Release | Official Site

Seattle Opera's 2012-2013 Season

August 4-18 2012: Turandot
October 13-27 2012: Fidelio
January 12-26 2013: La Cenerentola
February 23- March 9 2013: La Bohème

May 4-18 2013: La Voix Humaine and Suor Angelica

Seattle Opera announced the 2012-2013 season today. Noticed that one of the Bohème casts has Nadine Sierra and Michael Fabiano as Mimì and Rodolfo.

Official 2012-2013 Site