Friday, March 06, 2009

Again Leading Nation, San Francisco Opera’s Animating American Opera Initiative Commissions New Opera From Jennifer Higdon For Fall 2013

While I have no idea as to the topic of Ms. Higdon's new opera, here is an engraving of Abolitionist and Suffragist Lucretia Mott as a placeholder.

I will assume that everybody has noticed by now that at times of economic recession in the U.S., American opera companies toss productions of American operas overboard first.

Image credit: Wikipedia.


San Francisco Opera's 2009-10 Season:

Il Trovatore
Il Trittico
The Abduction from the Seraglio
The Daughter of the Regiment
The Girl of the Golden West
Die Walküre

Photo credit: (c) AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais.


"My job is to serve the composer [and the librettist] — and the community.
Life is short, and we have to use music to improve the lives of the people around us. That is my mission."

-– Nicola Luisotti, Music Director Designate, San Francisco Opera


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