Thursday, September 07, 2006

OPERA America Announces Data Base For Season Schedules Of North American Opera Company 2006-07 Performances

September 7, 2006

"Although summertime weather is still in full force in much of United States, signs of the changing season are everywhere. For most opera companies, fall marks the beginning of a new season—an opportunity to welcome new artists, new productions, and even new operas to their stages.

Check out OPERA America’s Season Schedule of Performances for what’s playing at an opera company near you. You might also be interested in some of the season highlights described below.

September will see the American premiere of [British composer] Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice at Washington National Opera (WNO). Based on the William Styron novel that inspired the 1982 film, the opera had its world premiere at Covent Garden [Royal Opera House, London] in 2002. The WNO production features the original London cast, including Angelika Kirchschlager and Rod Gilfry.

North of the border, Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company (COC) will present Canada’s first complete Ring Cycle in the new Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. While the design team remains consistent across the cycle, each of the four operas will have a different director: Michael Levine for Das Rheingold, Atom Egoyan for Die Walküre, François Girard for Siegfried, and Tim Albery for Götterdämmerung. COC will present three complete cycles, the first beginning on September 12.

Other September highlights include the Chicago premiere of Iphigénie en Tauride at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and two rarely-produced works by Rossini: The Siege of Corinth (L'Assedio di Corinto) at Baltimore Opera and La donna del lago at The Minnesota Opera."

Source: OPERA America: The National Service Organization for Opera


Operabase [600 Company Schedules worldwide]. "We believe that culture concerns everybody, and that information about opera performance should be available to all."

Operabase Professional. "Over the past ten years, Operabase has collected an extensive archive of 165,000 opera performances (over 20,000 artists), created powerful and flexible search and listing tools for accessing that data, and developed multilingual software for doing this in 27 languages. Operabase Professional is a subscription-based service which builds on and extends the archives, toolsets and software of Operabase, for the benefit of those working in opera."

Cyndia Sieden in The Santa Fe Opera's 2006 production of British composer Thomas Adès' The Tempest.

Photo credit: Ken Howard via OPERA America. With thanks.


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