Tuesday, August 21, 2007

MET Opera And English National Opera To Collaborate On John Adams's And Osvaldo Golijov Opera Productions

Met and English National Opera to Co-Produce New Doctor Atomic Staging, Golijov Commission
August 15, 2007

"The Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera announced plans today to collaborate on two new productions — one, a world-premiere — as part of their plans for future seasons. Included under the arrangement is a new co-production of John Adams' Doctor Atomic, which is to be directed by Penny Woolcock, as well as a co-production of the new opera by Osvaldo Golijov and Anthony Minghella, which was originally commissioned by the Met.

As reported by both companies today, the new production of Doctor Atomic will premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on October 13, 2008, and will go on to play at English National Opera in February of the following year. The Osvaldo Golijov-Anthony Minghella commission is to be workshopped at English National Opera before tentatively playing on the British company's stage during 2010; it will arrive at the Met during the 2011-12 season.

"Our collaboration with ENO increases the potential for artistic success. The combined resources of our companies and schedules allow for greater artistic preparation and development that these new works demand," said Met general manager Peter Gelb in a statement issued by the companies today. "In the case of Doctor Atomic, I believe that this monumental work by John Adams is of such merit that it deserves a production created uniquely for our two stages." ...

OperaNewsOnline [Metropolitan Opera]

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