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Noteworthy & Now

by Maria Mazzaro

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© Karen Almond, Dallas Opera (Villaume); © Stephen Coummiskey, WNO (Usher); © Werner Kmetitsch (Damrau/Testé); © Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Music (Kaufmann); © DECCA/Chris Dunlop (de Niese)

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Family-friendly operas are trending across the globe this holiday season. On Dec. 4, Dallas Opera joins in the merriment with the premiere performances of Becoming Santa Claus, Mark Adamo’s newest venture, about Prince Claus’s thirteenth birthday celebration. Emmanuel Villaume, shown here at the opera’s workshop in April, conducts.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic short story The Fall of the House of Usher comes to San Francisco Opera this month in a double bill of Gordon Getty’s Usher House and Debussy’s Chute de la Maison Usher. The production, directed by David Pountney and seen last year as part of a coproduction with Welsh National Opera, features elaborate video projections, designed by David Haneke, that illuminate the dark elements of Roderick Usher’s haunting home.

On New Year’s Eve, the Met unveils a new production of Les Pêcheurs de Perles starring Mariusz Kwiecien, Matthew Polenzani and Diana Damrau. Damrau—pictured here singing Leïla at the Theater an der Wien with her husband, Nicolas Testé, as Nourabad—also sings this month at Carnegie Hall, in a recital on Dec. 6.

Jonas Kaufmann’s Faust sells his soul to Bryn Terfel’s Méphistophélès to win Sophie Koch’s Marguerite from Dec. 5–20, in a new production of Berlioz’s Damnation de Faust at the Opéra National de Paris. Alvis Hermanis directs; Philippe Jordan conducts. The work continues until the end of the month, with Bryan Hymel taking over as Faust from Dec. 23–29.

Danielle de Niese is onstage at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Dec. 7 to sing Roxane Coss in the world-premiere performances of Bel Canto, based on Ann Patchett’s 2001 novel of a birthday-party-turned-hostage-crisis; the cast also features Jeongcheol Cha, J’nai Bridges, Andrew Stenson and Anthony Roth Costanzo.

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California


LA OPERA
www.laopera.com
Dec. 2 Norma (Bellini). Meade, J. Barton; R. Thomas, M. Robinson; Conlon, Bogart. Also 5, 10, 13m

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
www.sfopera.com
Dec. 1 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). D. Mack; Meachem, Barbera, Silvestrelli, Corbelli; Finzi, Sagi/Rallo. Also 5, 9
Dec. 2 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Willis-Sørensen, S. Cooke; Jovanovich, Grimsley, M. Gantner,
   A. Anger, A. Shrader; M. Elder, McVicar/M. Lambert/I. Rutherford. Also 6m
Dec. 8 Usher House (Getty)/La Chute de la Maison Usher (Debussy). Piccolino; B. Mulligan, J. Bridges; L. Foster,
   Pountney. Also 10, 11, 13m

District of Columbia

OPERA LAFAYETTE
On tour in New York, www.operalafayette.org
Dec. 1 Catone in Utica (Vivaldi). J. Dawson, Reinhold; T. M. Allen, J. Holiday, Jurenas; R. Brown, T. Thompson

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
www.kennedy-center.org/wno
Dec. 12m Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). Cast TBA; Rossi, S. Meyers. Also 12, 13m, 13, 18, 19m, 19, 20m
   (family opera)

Florida


FLORIDA GRAND OPERA
Fort Lauderdale, www.fgo.org
Dec. 3 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Ginther; B. J. Myer, A. Owens, Soare, K. Short/Glavin; Tebar, Garnhum.
   Also 5

Idaho

OPERA IDAHO
Boise, www.operaidaho.org
Dec. 27m Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti). Rushing-Raynes; TBA, Noland, Detwiler, D. Hill; Deanna, Junkert.
   Also 28m, 29m

Illinois

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
www.lyricopera.org
Dec. 3m The Merry Widow (Lehár). Fleming/Cabell, H. Stober; M. Spyres, T. Hampson; A. Davis, S. Stroman. Also
   9m, 11m, 13m
Dec. 7 Bel Canto (López). World premiere. De Niese, J. Bridges; J. Cha, A. Stenson; A. Davis, Newbury. Also 10, 12,
   Jan. 5, 8m, 13, 17m

New York

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPERA THEATER
www.msmnyc.edu
Dec. 9 The Dangerous Liaisons (Susa). Also 11, 13

METROPOLITAN OPERA
www.metopera.org
Dec. 1 Tosca (Puccini). Monastyrska; Aronica, Vratogna; Colaneri, Bondy/P. Williams
Dec. 2 Rigoletto (Verdi). Sierra, Herrera; Lučić, Beczala/Borras, Ivashchenko; R. Abbado, M. Mayer. Also 5, 8, 12m, 17
Dec. 3 Lulu (Berg). M. Petersen, S. Graham; P. Groves, Brenna, Reuter; TBA, Kentridge/De Wit
Dec. 4 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). S. Phillips, Asselin/L. Crowe, S. Graham/Nemzer; T. Spence, Pittas, Szot;
   Levine, Sams. Also 7, 10, 14, 18, 23, 28, 30, Jan. 2m, 7
Dec. 5m La Bohème (Puccini). Frittoli, A. M. Martínez; Vargas, Molnar, Van Horn; Carignani, Zeffirelli/Knighten
   Smit. Also 9, 12, Jan. 6, 9, 13, 16, 19, 23m; returns in Apr.
Dec. 11 La Donna del Lago (Rossini). DiDonato, Barcellona; Brownlee, J. Osborn, Gradus; Mariotti, Curran/Keller.
   Also 15, 19m, 22, 26
Dec. 16 The Barber of Seville (Rossini). I. Leonard/G. Costa-Jackson; Madore/Pershall, Portillo/T. Stayton, Pomakov,
   Lanchas; A. Walker, Sher/Smith Belcher. Also 19, 21, 24, 26m, 29, 30m, Jan. 1, 2
Dec. 31 Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bizet). Damrau; Polenzani, Kwiecien, Testé; Noseda, Woolcock

NEW YORK LYRIC OPERA THEATRE
www.newyorklyricopera.org
Dec. 12 Tosca (Puccini)

Oregon

EUGENE OPERA
www.eugeneopera.com
Dec. 31 Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Also Jan. 3

Texas

AMARILLO OPERA
www.amarilloopera.org
Dec. 3 Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti). Also 4, 5

DALLAS OPERA
www.dallasopera.org
Dec. 4 Becoming Santa Claus (Adamo). World premiere. Rivera; de León; Villaume, Curran. Also 6m, 9, 12

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA
www.houstongrandopera.org
Dec. 4 The Little Prince (Portman). P. Jo; A. Jones/C. Smith, J. Hopkins/B. Edquist; B. Moore/Senturia, Zambello/
   Douglas Schlaefer. Also 6m, 9, 11, 13m, 16, 18, 19, 20

Canada

VANCOUVER OPERA
www.vancouveropera.ca
Dec. 3 Dark Sisters (Muhly). Krueger, Latham, Ydenberg, Corrado, de la Haye, Tremayne; Goerz; Tyrrell, Gladstone.
   Also 4, 5, 6m, 10, 11, 12
 
Argentina


TEATRO COLÓN
Buenos Aires, www.teatrocolon.org.ar
Dec. 4 Parsifal (Wagner). Also 6, 9, 11

Australia

OPERA AUSTRALIA
Sydney, www.opera-australia.org.au
Dec. 30 The Magic Flute (Mozart). Also Jan. 2m, 7m, 7, 9m, 9, 12, 14, 16m
Dec. 31 La Bohème (Puccini). Also Jan. 2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 22, 25, 30m

PINCHGUT OPERA
Sydney, www.pinchgutopera.com.au
Dec. 3 L’Amant Jaloux (Gretry). Also 5, 6, 8

Austria

LANDESTHEATER LINZ
www.landestheater-linz.at
Dec. 2 Die Lustige Witwe (Lehár). Also 11, 13, 17, 31, Jan. 2, 17, 27, 29, Feb. 2, 12, 23; returns in Mar. 5
Dec. 5 Singin' in the Rain (Brown). Also 15, 20, 28, Jan. 8, 21, Feb. 1, 4, 13, 14; returns in Mar. (dialogue in German)
Dec. 8 La Traviata (Verdi). Also 27, 30, Jan. 10, 15, 22, 31, Feb. 10
Dec. 19 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 21, 25, Jan. 6, 9, Feb. 5, 11, 19, 25; returns in Mar.

THEATER AN DER WIEN
Vienna, www.theater-wien.at
Dec. 12 Peter Grimes (Britten). Also 14, 16, 20, 22
Dec. 18 Armide (Lully). In concert

VOLKSOPER WIEN
Vienna, www.volksoper.at
Dec. 1 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also 3, 9, 12, 15
Dec. 2 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 31m, 31, Jan. 1, Feb. 12; returns in Mar.
Dec. 4 Im Weißen Rössl (Benatzky). Also 7, 14
Dec. 5 The Wizard of Oz (Arlen). Also 6m, 11, 17, 27, 29, Jan. 2, 9; returns in June
Dec. 6 Man of La Mancha (Leigh). Returns in Mar.
Dec. 16 Die Csárdásfürstin (Kálmán). Also 21, 30, Jan. 5, 11
Dec. 19 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 26, Jan. 8, 12, 15, 18, 22
Dec. 23 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 25, 28, Jan. 6

WIENER STAATSOPER
Vienna, www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Dec. 1 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 4
Dec. 2 Tosca (Puccini). Also 5, 8, Feb. 7, 10; returns in Apr.
Dec. 3 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Returns in June
Dec. 6 Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss). Also 11, 16, 19; returns in June
Dec. 7 Salome (R. Strauss). Also 10, Jan. 16, 19, 21
Dec. 13 The Makropulos Case (Janáček). Also 15, 18, 20, 23
Dec. 22 La Cenerentola (Rossini). Also 26, 29
Dec. 23m Fatima (Doderer). Also 27m, Jan. 2m, 3m, 6m (children's opera)
Dec. 31 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also Jan. 1, 3

Belgium

FLANDERS OPERA
www.vlaamseopera.be
Dec. 1 Armida (Rossini). Also 4 (Ghent)
Dec. 13 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 15, 17, 19, 20m, 22, 26, 27m, 30, 31 (Antwerp); Jan. 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17m, 19,
   20 (Ghent)

OPÉRA ROYAL DE WALLONIE
Liège, www.operaliege.be
Dec. 1 Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Dec. 16 Cinderella (Viardot). Also 19 (children's opera)
Dec. 18 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 20, 22, 27, 29, 31, Jan. 2, 5

THÉÂTRE ROYAL DE LA MONNAIE
Brussels, www.demunt.be
Dec. 15 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 18, 20m, 22

China

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Beijing, www.chncpa.org
Dec. 22 Fan Zhi Min (Weidong/Baiming). World premiere. Also 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Czech Republic

NATIONAL THEATRE, PRAGUE
www.narodni-divadlo.cz
National Theatre
Dec. 9 Carmen (Bizet). Also Jan. 4, Feb. 23; returns in Mar.
Dec. 17 Rusalka (Dvořák). Also Jan. 9, Feb. 10; returns in Mar.
Dec. 27m The Devil and Kate (Dvořák). Also Feb. 28m; returns in Apr.
Dec. 30 The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček). Also Jan. 16m, 16, Feb. 21m, 21; returns in Mar.
State Opera
Dec. 2m Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 2, 5m, 5, Jan. 31m, 31, Feb. 14m, 14; returns in Apr.
Dec. 3 Rusalka (Dvořák). Also 25, Jan. 21, 24m; returns in Mar. Dec. 4 Carmen (Bizet). Also Jan. 30, Feb. 18; returns
   in Mar. 23
Dec. 6 Norma (Bellini). Also Jan. 7; returns in June
Dec. 8 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 18, Jan. 19, Feb. 13; returns in Mar.
Dec. 9 Mefistofele (Boito). Also Jan. 10m, 27, Feb. 28m; returns in Mar.
Dec. 11 Salome (R. Strauss). Also 13
Dec. 12 Il Trovatore (Verdi). Also Jan. 13, Feb. 25; returns in Mar.
Dec. 17 Macbeth (Verdi). Also Jan. 14, Feb. 21m; returns in Apr.
Dec. 19 Aida (Verdi). Also Jan. 15, Feb. 27; returns in Mar.
Dec. 20 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 31, Jan. 20
Dec. 26 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also Jan. 17m, Feb. 10; returns in Mar.
Estates Theatre
Dec. 1 Così fan Tutte (Mozart). Also 16, Feb. 26, Mar. 17
Dec. 11 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also Jan. 8, Feb. 4, 8m, 8; returns in Mar.
Dec. 15 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Also Jan. 11, 31m, 31, Feb. 17; returns in Mar.
New Stage
Dec. 2 Orango (Shostakovich)

Denmark

ROYAL DANISH OPERA
Copenhagen, www.kglteater.dk
Dec. 2 Der Freischütz (Weber). Also 8, 16
Dec. 3 Il Trittico (Puccini). Also Jan. 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 27, 30

Finland

FINNISH NATIONAL OPERA
Helsinki, www.opera.fi
Dec. 2 The Nose (Shostakovich). Also 4, 8, 10, 16
Dec. 18 Thaïs (Massenet). Also 22, 30, Jan. 7, 9

France

CHÂTELET: THÉÁTRE MUSICAL DE PARIS
www.chatelet-theatre.com
Dec. 1 Singin' in the Rain (Brown). Also 2, 3, 4, 5m, 6m, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12m, 13m, 16, 17, 18, 19m, 20m, 22, 23, 24, 25,
   26m, 27m, 29, 30, 31, Jan. 1, 2m, 3m, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10m, 12, 13, 15

OPÉRA DE LYON
www.opera-lyon.com
Dec. 11 Mesdames de la Halle (Offenbach). Also 13m, 15, 19, 21, 23, 26, 27m, 28
Dec. 12 Le Roi Carotte (Offenbach). Also 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 27m, 29, Jan. 1m

OPÉRA DE MARSEILLE
www.opera.marseille.fr
Dec. 11 La Digitale (Carreño). World premiere. Also 12, 13m
Dec. 29 La Vie Parisienne (Offenbach). Also 31, Jan. 3m, 5, 7

OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LORRAINE
www.opera-national-lorraine.fr
Dec. 29 Orphée aux Enfers (Offenbach). Also 30, Jan 1m, 2, 3m

OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS
www.operadeparis.fr
Opéra Bastille
Dec. 8 La Damnation de Faust (Berlioz). Also 11, 13m, 15, 17, 20m, 23, 27m, 29
Palais Garnier
Dec. 2 Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók)/La Voix Humaine (Poulenc). Also 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Amphithéâtre
Dec. 4 The Way Back Home (Lee). Also 5, 9m,9, 11, 12m, 12, 18, 19 (children’s opera; in French)

THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS ELYSÉES
Paris, www.theatrechampselysees.fr
Dec. 8 Norma (Bellini). Also 11, 14, 17, 20

Germany

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER
Munich, www.staatsoper.de
Dec. 2 Die Walküre (Wagner). Also 5
Dec. 3 The Fiery Angel (Prokofiev). Also 6, 9, 12; returns in July
Dec. 13m Götterdämmerung (Wagner). Also 16m, 19m
Dec. 14 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 15, 18, 21, 22
Dec. 23 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 25, 27, 29, Jan. 2
Dec. 30 La Bohème (Puccini). Also Jan. 3, 5; returns in July
Dec. 31 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also Jan. 1, 4, 6, 8

DEUTSCHE OPER AM RHEIN
Düsseldorf, www.deutsche-oper-am-rhein.de
Dec. 4 Die Zirkusprinzessin (Kálmán). Also 13, 31, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, 23; returns in Mar.
Dec. 5 Turandot (Puccini). Also 9, 12, 17, 20, 26

DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
www.deutscheoperberlin.de
Dec. 3 Aida (Verdi). Also 6, 10
Dec. 4 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 9, 11, 13m, 13, 28, 31m, 31
Dec. 12 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 29, Jan. 2, Feb. 12; returns in Apr.
Dec. 17 The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček). Also 19, 23, 27m, 27
Dec. 18 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also 22; returns in Mar.
Dec. 20 Tosca (Puccini). Also Jan. 6, 10; returns in Mar.
Dec. 26 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also Jan. 3, Feb. 5, 13

HAMBURGISCHE STAATSOPER
www.hamburgische-staatsoper.de
Dec. 1 Carmen (Bizet). Also 8
Dec. 2 Die Tote Stadt (Korngold). Also 10
Dec. 3 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Returns in Apr.
Dec. 5 The Little Sweep (Britten). Also 6m, 6, 9m, 11, 12, 13m, 13, 15m, 18, 19m, 19, 20m, 26m, 26, 27m
Dec. 13m Manon Lescaut (Puccini). Also 16, 18, 22
Dec. 20 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 23, 25m, 25, 29, Jan. 1, Feb. 26; returns in Mar.
Dec. 27 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 31, Jan. 2, 5

KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN
www.komische-oper-berlin.de
Dec. 1 Schneewittchen und die 77 Zwerge (Kats-Chernin). World premiere. Also 8, 9, 12, 22, 30, Dec. 1, 11, 21,
   26 (children's opera)
Dec. 5 My Fair Lady (Loewe). Also 9, 15, 27, 31m, 31, Jan. 15, Feb. 8, 20, Mar. 19
Dec. 6 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 17, 23, 28
Dec. 11 West Side Story (Bernstein). Also 14, 18, 21, 26, 29 (in German and English)
Dec. 10 The Fiery Angel (Prokofiev). Also 16, 22, Jan. 2, 10
Dec. 12 La Belle Hélène (Offenbach). Also Feb. 11, 15
Dec. 20 Die Zirkusprinzessin (Kálmán). In concert
Dec. 25 Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach). Also Jan. 8, 24

OPER FRANKFURT
www.oper-frankfurt.de
Dec. 4 Don Carlo (Verdi). Also 12, Jan. 10, 16, 23
Dec. 6 Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner). Also 10, 13, 16, 19; returns in Apr.
Dec. 5 Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Also 14, 18, 27, Jan. 17, 22, 29, Feb. 6
Dec. 11 La Gazza Ladra (Rossini). Also 17, 23, 25, Jan. 2, 8
Dec. 20m Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 20, 26m, 26, 30
Dec. 31 Der Graf von Luxembourg (Lehár). Also Jan. 3 (in concert)

OPER LEIPZIG
www.oper-leipzig.de
Dec. 5 La Traviata (Verdi). Also Jan. 10; returns in Apr.
Dec. 6m Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 16m, 29
Dec. 10m Dornröschen (Humperdinck). Also 10, 17m, 23m
Dec. 11 Faust (Gounod). Also 20, Jan. 29; returns in Mar.
Dec. 12 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Also Jan. 17; returns in Mar.
Dec. 17 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 22
Dec. 18 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also Feb. 25; returns in Mar.

SEMPEROPER DRESDEN
www.semperoper.de
Dec. 4 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 7, Jan. 4, 7, 18, Jan. 24, 31; returns in June
Dec. 6 The Great Gatsby (Harbison). Also 9, 11, 15, 18, 21
Dec. 12m Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 12, 14, 16, 26m, 26
Dec. 17 Macbeth (Verdi). Also 22, Jan. 2
Dec. 23 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also Jan. 1, 3, 8, 10

STAATSOPER IM SCHILLER THEATER
Berlin, www.staatsoper-berlin.de
Dec. 5m El Gato con Botas (Montsalvatge). Also 5, 6m, 6, 9m, 9, 10m, 10, 11m, 11, 12m, 12, 13m, 13, 15m, 15, 16m,
   16, 19m, 19, 20m, 20m, 22m, 22, 26, 27m, 27
Dec. 5 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 6m, 6, 30, Jan. 1, 3m, 3, 6, 15; returns in Mar.
Dec. 10 Faust (Gounod). Also 12, 17, 20, 23
Dec. 13 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also 18, 26, 29
Dec. 19 La Traviata (Verdi). Also 22, 25, 27, 31

STAATSTHEATER AM GÄRTNERPLATZ
Munich, www.gaertnerplatztheater.de
Dec. 17 Candide (Bernstein). Also 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, Jan. 2, 3

STAATSTHEATER STUTTGART
www.staatstheater-stuttgart.de
Dec. 1 Salome (R. Strauss). Also 4, 8, 15, Jan. 13, 17, 21, 30
Dec. 11 Der Freischütz (Weber). Also 30
Dec. 12 Peter Pan (Ayres). Also 3m, 13, 16, 18m, 18, 27m, 27 (family opera)
Dec. 17 La Cenerentola (Rossini). Also 25, 31, Jan. 23, Feb. 6, 12, 16
Dec. 23 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 26m, 26, 29, Jan. 24, Feb. 1

Hungary

HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA HOUSE
Budapest, www.opera.hu
Dec. 4 Farnace (Vivaldi). Also 6, 11, 13
Dec. 5m Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Dec. 5 Don Carlo (Verdi)
Dec. 6m John the Valiant (Kacsóh). Also 13m, 26m
Dec. 12 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 30, Jan. 3, 7, 10m
Dec. 16 Il Tabarro (Puccini)/Gianni Schicchi (Puccini). Also 20, 29
Dec. 19m Suor Angelica (Puccini)/Gianni Schicchi (Puccini). Also 26, 30
Dec. 23m The Magic Flute (Mozart). Also 23, 24m, 25m, 29m, Jan. 2m, 2, 3m, 9m, 10m (in Hungarian;
   children's opera)
Dec. 31m Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 31, Jan. 2, 3m, 8, 9, 10, 13, 17m

Israel

ISRAELI OPERA
www.israel-opera.co.il
Dec. 31 Il Trovatore (Verdi). Also Jan. 1m, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8m, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15m, 16

Italy

OPERA DI FIRENZE
Florence, www.operadifirenze.it
Dec. 4 Rigoletto (Verdi). Also 6m, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20m

TEATRO ALLA SCALA
Milan, www.teatroallascala.org
Dec. 7 Giovanna d'Arco (Verdi). Also 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, Jan. 2
Dec. 14m Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 20m, Feb. 14m; returns in Mar. (children's opera)

TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA
Bologna, www.tcbo.it
Dec. 13 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20m, 22, 23

TEATRO DELL'OPERA
Rome, www.operaroma.it
Dec. 1 The Bassarids (Henze). Also 3, 5, 10
Dec. 4 Tosca (Puccini). Also 6m, 9, 11, 13m

TEATRO DONIZETTI
Bergamo, www.gaetano-donizetti.com
Dec. 4 La Scala di Seta (Rossini). Also 6m

TEATRO REGIO DI TORINO
Turin, www.teatroregio.torino.it
Dec. 17 Carmina Burana (Orff). Also 18, 19m, 20m, 22 (fully staged)

Japan

NEW NATIONAL THEATRE, TOKYO
www.nntt.jac.go.jp
Dec. 3 Falstaff (Verdi). Also 6, 9, 12

Netherlands

DE NEDERLANDSE OPERA
Amsterdam, www.dno.nl
Dec. 3 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 6, 9, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29

Norway

DEN NORSKE OPERA
Oslo, www.operaen.no
Dec. 6 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 10, 14, 17, 28, 30, 31, Jan. 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 23

Spain

GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU
Barcelona, www.liceubarcelona.com
Dec. 4 Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Also 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 27, 29

TEATRO REAL
Madrid, www.teatro-real.com
Dec. 2 Rigoletto (Verdi). Also 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29
Dec. 11m Dido and Aeneas (after Purcell). Also 16m, 19m, 20m (abridged for families)

Sweden

GOTHENBURG OPERA
www.opera.se
Dec. 4 Crazy for You (Gershwin). Also 5m, 5, 27m, 29, 30, 31, Jan. 9m, 9, 20, 23, 28, 30, Feb. 5, 6m, 6, 12, 20m,
   20, 24, 25, 28; returns in Mar.
Dec. 3 The Makropulos Case (Janáček). Also 25, 29, Dec. 3, 6, 9, 12m, Jan. 16, 24m, Feb. 5

MALMÖ OPERA
www.malmoopera.se
Dec. 4 Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky). Also 9, 27m, Jan. 2, 7, 10m, 16, 20

ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA
Stockholm, www.operan.se
Dec. 3 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 6m, 26m, 28, 30, Jan. 8, 11, 14, 16m, 18, 20, 27, 30m, Feb. 4, 6m, 11, 22, 28m;
   returns in June
Dec. 9 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Also 11, 17, 29, Jan. 7, 10m, 13, 15, 19, 25, 31m; returns in Apr.

Switzerland

GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE
Geneva, www.geneveopera.ch
Dec. 23 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 26, 27m, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan. 3m, 5, 6, 7, 8

OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH
www.opernhaus.ch
Dec. 1 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 4, 8
Dec. 5m The Enchanted Pig (Dove). Also 16m, 26m, 29, Jan. 2m, 8m, 10m, 17m; returns in Mar. (children's opera)
Dec. 6 Il Viaggio a Reims (Rossini). Also 11, 13m, 16, 18, 23, 27, Jan. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Dec. 12 Turandot (Puccini). Also 15, 19, 22, 26, 30
Dec. 19 Die Gänsemagd (Schiphorst). Also 19m, 19, 20m, 20, 23m, 23, 26m, 26, Jan. 30m, 30, 31m, 31, Feb. 3m, 3,
   6m, 6, 7m, 7 (children's opera)

United Kingdom

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
London, www.eno.org
Dec. 2 The Force of Destiny (Verdi). Also 4
Dec. 3 The Mikado (Sullivan). Also 5m, 5, 6, Jan. 30m, 30, Feb. 3, 6m, 6

ROYAL OPERA, U.K.
London, www.roh.org.uk
Dec. 3 Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)/Pagliacci (Leoncavallo). Also 7, 10, 13m, 15, 18m, 21, 29, Jan. 1m
Dec. 10 The Firework-Maker's Daughter (Bruce). Also 11, 12m, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19m, 19, 21m, 21, 22m, 22, 23m,
   23, 30m, 30, Jan. 1m, 2m, 2
Dec. 19 Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky). Also 22, 30, Jan. 2, 4, 7

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA
www.wno.org.uk
Dec. 18 A Christmas Carol (Bell). Also 20m (Cardiff)


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