Noteworthy & Now

By Eloise Giegerich

Noteworthy hdl 717
© Sim Canetty-Clarke (Bostridge); © Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera (Domingo); © AKG-Images/
Ullstein Bild (Woolf); © Jan Wlodarczyk/Agefotostock (Verona); © Beth Bergman (Netrebko)

⓵ Tenor Ian Bostridge brings some Schubert to this year’s Mostly Mozart festival, revisiting the composer’s Winterreise for two performances, on August 12 and 13. With orchestrations from Hans Zender and direction by Netia Jones, the production also sees the Mostly Mozart debut of conductor Baldur Brönnimann, who leads the International Contemporary Ensemble through the song cycle. A post-performance discussion with Jones will be held at the Rose Theater on the night of the 12th.

⓶ Fresh off his 2017 Operalia competition, hosted this year in Astana, Kazakhstan (July 19–24), Plácido Domingo headlines as Germont in a special two-night run of Traviata (August 1 and 3). The production by Astana Opera acts as a conclusion to the competition’s twenty-fifth edition, which this year welcomed forty up-and-coming singers from around the world.

 Virginia Woolf resurfaces in Bregenz this August, in the world premiere of Greek composer Zesses Seglias’s new chamber opera, To the Lighthouse. Based on the writer’s 1927 novel of the same name, the opera is presented at the Bregenzer Festspiele (Aug. 16 and 18) in English with German subtitles. Librettist Ernst Marianne Binder directs, with set design by Danish artist Jakob Kolding.

⓸ Arena di Verona takes audiences on a journey to Rome in its August production of Tosca. Soprano Ainhoa Arteta sings the title role to tenor Marcelo Álvarez’s Cavaradossi in Hugo de Ana’s 2006 staging; Antonino Fogliani conducts the Arena di Verona Orchestra.

⓹ Met favorites return to the screen this August at the Met Summer HD Festival (Aug. 25–Sept. 4), which features projections of its Eugene Onegin, with Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei, and Traviata, with Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano, from the 2016–17 season. Also lighting up Lincoln Center Plaza are Nabucco and Tristan und Isolde, as well as a 2006–07 Barber of Sevillespacer 

Dateline.


California


AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS FESTIVAL & ACADEMY
San Francisco; sfbachfestival.org
Aug. 11 King Arthur (Purcell). J. Thomas.

MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM
San Francisco; merola.org
Aug. 3 La Cenerentola (Rossini). Also 5


Colorado

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL
aspenmusicfestival.com
Aug. 5 Seven Angels (Bedford). Aspen Opera Center Singers; Y. Abel. (in concert)

CENTRAL CITY OPERA
centralcityopera.org
Aug. 1 Carmen (Bizet). E. Pulley, Mortellaro; Graziani, Mayes; A. Turner, Condemi. Also 3m, 6m
Aug. 2m Così Fan Tutte (Mozart). H. Clark, Gura, Marino; Plenk, D. Moore, Carfizzi; Baril, Barlow. Also 4m
Aug. 2m The Burning Fiery Furnace (Britten). Bruley, Hong, Murray, Borboa, Clark; Zemliauskas, Cazan.
Aug. 3m Gallantry (Moore). Fogler, Riess; Z. Hill, E. Taylor; Zemliauskas, Moritz. Also 4m


Georgia

SAVANNAH VOICE FESTIVAL
savannahvoicefestival.org
Aug. 4 Anna Hunter: The Ghost Who Saved Savannah (Ching) (preview)
Aug. 18 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Wright, Cooper, Jefferies; J.C. Rodriguez, J. Green.
Aug. 19 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also 22


Idaho

OPERA IDAHO
Boise; operaidaho.org
Aug. 18 Oklahoma! (Rodgers). Also 20, 21 (in concert)


Massachusetts

COLLEGE LIGHT OPERA COMPANY
Falmouth; collegelightoperacompany.com
Aug. 8 The Desert Song (Romberg). Also 9, 10m, 11, 12

TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL
bso.org/brands/tanglewood
Aug. 9 The Fairy Queen (Purcell). R. Blaze, M. Brook; Christophers.


Missouri

UNION AVENUE OPERA
St. Louis; unionavenueopera.org
Aug. 18 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Sorenson, Tabash Kelsheimer, Bonetti, Kasanders; Lassetter; Protopapas,
   K. Miller. Also 19, 25, 26


New Hampshire

OPERA NORTH
Lebanon, operanorth.org
Aug. 1 La Belle Hélène (Offenbach). Caso; Lakes, Lindsey; Burkot, Hager. Also 3, 5, 9
Aug. 4 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). J. Park, Caso; Brandenburg; Ciabatti, Treyz. Also 6, 11, 13


New Mexico

SANTA FE OPERA
santafeopera.org
Aug. 1 Die Fledermaus (Strauss). Guthrie, Archibald, Graham/Murrihy; Streit, Pittas, J. Hopkins; R. MacDonald,
   Canty. Also 7, 14, 19, 26
Aug. 2 Alcina (Handel). Den Heever, A. Christy, Stucker, Murrihy, D. Mack; Shrader, Van Horn; Bicket, Alden. Also 
   11, 17, 23
Aug. 3 The Golden Cockerel (Rimsky-Korsakov). Gimadieva; B. Banks, T. Mix, Villaume, Curran. Also 9, 18
Aug. 4 The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Bates). World premiere S. Cooke; E. Parks, Wu, Sorenson;
   M. Christie/Tweten, K. Newbury. Also 10, 15, 25
Aug. 5 Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Rae; M. Chang, Z. Nelson, C. Horn; Rovaris, R. Daniels. Also 8, 12, 16, 24


New York
 

Noteworthy Bard Fisher center hdl 717 
Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College
© Noah Scheldon
 


BARD SUMMERSCAPE
Annandale-on-Hudson; fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape
Aug. 2m Dimitrij (Dvořák). Tolkmit, Citro, Sourouzian; Hilley, Hernandez; Botstein, Bogart. Also 4, 6m

CLASSICAL TAHOE

classicaltahoe.org
Aug. 5 Le Nozze di Figaro/Così Fan Tutte/Don Giovanni (Mozart). Palmertree, Edris; Pati, B. Walker. (semi-staged
   opera scenes)

FINGER LAKES OPERA
Geneseo; fingerlakesopera.com
Aug. 11 Tosca (Puccini). Rowley; Manucharyan, Crider; Floriano. Also 13m

GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL

Cooperstown; glimmerglass.org
Aug. 1 Serse (Handel). J. Holiday, Pogorelc, A. Dock; De Vita; Paiement, T. Thompson. Also 6m, 12, 18
Aug. 4m Scalia/Ginsburg (Wang). M.B. Nelson; Burden, B. Smith; Leong, Corner. Also 13
Aug. 4 L'Assedio di Calais (Donizetti). Crocetto, Romano, H. Brown; Timpau, Greenleaf,García; Ciampa, Giacchieri.
   Also 10, 12m, 15m, 19m
Aug. 5 Porgy and Bess (Gershwin). Trevigne; Ngqungwana, Ballentine, N. Garrett; DeMain, Zambello. Also 7m, 13m,
   17, 19, 21m

MOSTLY MOZART

mostlymozart.org
Aug. 12 The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise (Schubert). Also 13
Aug. 17 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Aikin, Crowe, S. Schwartz; Maltman, Megyesi, Fardilha, Peirone, Sigmundsson;
   Fischer. Also 19, 20

PEGASUS EARLY MUSIC
Rochester, pegasusearlymusic.org
Aug. 10 Dido & Aeneas (Purcell). Also 12, 13

PHOENICIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE
phoeniciavoicefest.org
Aug. 4 La Bohème (Puccini). Tapia, Asselin; Osborn, Meachem, R. Bernstein. Also 5, 6

SEAGLE MUSIC COLONY
Schroon Lake; seaglecolony.org
Aug. 2 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Folta/A. Russell, Goode; Wof/R. Martin, S. Clark/K. White, Bode; R.J. Smith, Lang.
   Also 3, 4m, 5


Ohio

OHIO LIGHT OPERA
Wooster; www.wooster.edu/ohiolightopera
Aug. 1m Countess Maritza (Kálmán). Also 3, 10m 
Aug. 2 H.M.S. Pinafore (Sullivan). Also 12


Oregon

PORTLAND OPERA
portlandopera.org
Aug. 3 The Little Match Girl Passion/The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (Lang). Penn, L. Williamson/Carrico Penn;
   Bakari, Zaremba/Streeter, Zaremba, Nause, Bakari; H. France, Mouawad. Also 5


Utah

UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA
Logan; ufoc.org
Aug. 4 The Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan). Also 9m
Aug. 5m Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Also 8m


Washington

SEATTLE OPERA
seattleopera.org
Aug. 5 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Haroutounian/Voulgaridou, Rapier; Dolgov/Chenes, W. Hurt; Montanaro,
   Cherry. Also 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19
 

Austria

BREGENZ FESTIVAL
bregenzerfestspiele.com
Aug. 1 Carmen (Bizet). Arquez/Belkina/Stroppa, Pasaroiu/Petit/Tsallagova; Johansson/Muehle/Rawls, Foster-
   Williams/Hendricks/Smoriginas; Carignani, De Souza, Holten. Also 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
   20
Aug. 14 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Edri, Bitenc, Skyrcka; Kutny, Neri; Keil, Lichtenstein. Also 15, 17, 19
Aug. 16 To the Lighthouse (Seglias). World premiere Finn, Burgos; Richardson, Salzmann. Also 18

INNSBRUCK FESTIVAL OF EARLY MUSIC
www.altemusik.at
Aug. 10 Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Monteverdi). Rice; K. Spicer, Hansen, Moen, A. Harris, Unsgård; De Marchi,
   Tandberg. Also 12, 14
Aug. 18 San Giovanni Battista (Stradella). Vendittelli; Zazzo, De Donato, Guimarães, Renard; De Marchi.
Aug. 20m Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Monteverdi). (in German; abridged for children)
Aug. 22 Die Römische Unruhe, oder Die Edelmütige Octavia (Keiser). Jerosme, Di Trapani; Pearse, Jurenas;
    Halubek, De Carpentries. Also 25, 26
Aug. 24 Arianna a Naxos (Haydn). Solvang/Kammer, Coen; H. Arnold.

LEHÁR FESTIVAL
Bad Ischl; leharfestival.at
Aug. 2m Die Lustige Witwe (Lehár). Riel, Barth-Jurca; Kerschbaumer, Alessandri, Scheschareg; Gyükér, Prinsloo.
   Also 4, 5m, 11, 15m, 17, 18, 20m, 25, 26, 31m, Sept. 1, 3m
Aug. 3 Saison in Salzburg (Raymond). Burkert, Kranner. Also 5, 9m, 10m, 16m, 19, 24, 27m, Sept. 2
Aug. 12 Kaiserin Josephine (Kálmán). Also 13m

 

Noteworthy Stemme hdl 2 717 
Nina Stemme, Katerina in Salzburg’s Lady Macbeth © Neda Navaee 


SALZBURG FESTIVAL
salzburgfestival.at
Aug. 2 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich). Jansons, Kriegenburg. Also 5, 10, 15, 21
Aug. 4 La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart). Schultz, Gansch, Crebassa, De Bique; R. Thomas, W. White; Currentzis, Sellars.
    Also 13, 17m, 19m, 21
Aug. 6 Aida (Verdi). Netrebko, Semenchuk; Meli, Salsi, Belosselskiy, Tagliavini; Muti, Neshat. Also 8, 12m, 16, 19, 22,
   25
Aug. 8m Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart). Yshmina, Tzavara. Also 11m, 12m, 15m, 22m, 27m (abridged for children)
Aug. 8 Wozzeck (Berg). Grigorian; Goerne, Daszak, Siegel, Larsen; Jurowski, Kentridge. Also 14, 17, 24, 27
Aug. 11 I Due Foscari (Verdi). Also 14m (in concert)
Aug. 16 Ariodante (Handel). C. Bartoli, Lewek, Dumaux, Piau; Berg, Reinhardt; Capuano, Loy. Also 18, 22, 25m, 28
Aug. 20 Lear (Reimann). Prohaska, Maertens; Finley, Wessel, Workman, Klink, Vasar; Welser-Möst, S. Stone. Also
   23, 26, 29
Aug. 27m Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti). Stoyanova, Lervolino; Flórez, Abdrazakov; Armiliato. Also 30 (in concert)

Denmark

OPERA HEDELAND
Vedbaek; operahedeland.dk
Aug. 11 La Bohème (Puccini). Schaefer. Also 18, 19


Finland


SAVONLINNA OPERA FESTIVAL
operafestival.fi
Aug. 1 I Puritani (Bellini). Pidò, Sagi. Also 3, 4


France


CHORÉGIES D’ORANGE
choregies.asso.fr
Aug. 2 Aida (Verdi). Radvanovsky, Rachvelishvili; M. Alvarez, Kelsey, Courjal, Garcia; Arrivabeni, Fourny. Also 5


Germany


BAYREUTH–RICHARD WAGNER FESTIVAL
bayreuther-festspiele.de
Aug. 1 Siegfried (Wagner). C. Foster, N. Weissman; Vinke, Dohmen, A. Conrad, T. Mayer; Janowski, Castorf. Also 11,
   26
Aug. 2 Tristan und Isolde (Wagner). Lang, Mayer; Gould, Paterson, Pape; Thielemann, K. Wagner. Also 6, 12, 16, 20
Aug. 3 Götterdämmerung (Wagner). C. Foster, Oakes, Prudenskaya; Vinke, Eiche, Milling; Janowski, Castorf. Also 13,
   28
Aug. 5 Parsifal (Wagner). Pankratova; Schager, Zeppenfeld, McKinny; Haenchen, Laufenberg. Also 14, 21, 25
Aug. 7 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Schwanewilms, Lehmkuhl; Vogt, Volle, Kränzle, Groissböck,
   Behle; Jordan, Kosky. Also 15, 19, 27
Aug. 8 Das Rheingold (Wagner). Baumgartner, N. Weissman, Wenborne; I. Paterson, Saccà, Dohmen; Janowski,
   Castorf. Also 23
Aug. 9 Die Walküre (Wagner). C. Foster, Nylund, Baumgartner; Ventris, Lundgren, Zeppenfeld; Janowski, Castorf.
   Also 18

DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
deutscheoperberlin.de
Aug. 30 La Traviata (Verdi). Also Sept. 2, 6, 9, May 16, 19

GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA
glyndebourne.com
Aug. 1 La Traviata (Verdi). El-Khoury; Ayan, Platanias; Orozco-Estrada, Caims. Also 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25, 27
Aug. 2 Don Pasquale (Donizetti). Oropsea; Girolami, Stenson, Zhilikhovsky; Sagripanti, Clément . Also 5, 9, 14, 17,
   20m, 23
Aug. 3 La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart). Coote, Harvey, Stéphany, Losier/R. Kelly; Davislim, Bayley; Ticciati, Guth. Also
   6m, 8, 11, 13m, 16, 19, 21, 24, 26

RUHRTRIENNALE
ruhrtriennale.de
Aug. 18 Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy). Hannigan, Mingardo; Addis, Melrose, Selig; Cambreling, Warlikowski. Also
   24, 26, 27, 31, Sept. 1, 3

SEMPEROPER DRESDEN
semperoper.de
Aug. 28 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Kajtazi/Ullrich/Thorn, Durlovski/Kontora/Takala/Poulitsi;
   Davislim/Mitterutzner/Mu ek, Fingerglass/Hansky/Pohl/Wartig, Rönnebeck/Zeppenfeld/Eder;
   Gnann/Darlington/Klingele/Gedschold, Freyer. Also Sept. 7, 10m, 10, 17, Nov. 20, 23, Dec. 2


Israel


ISRAELI OPERA FESTIVAL
israel-opera.co.il
Aug. 3 Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Handel). Meghnagi, Alon; D'Or, Czarny, Harari; Schmeisser, Zvulun. Also 5


Italy


ARENA DI VERONA
arena.it
Aug. 3 Nabucco (Verdi). Melnychenko/Lokar/Pirozzi/Branchini, Topciu/Malavasi/Surguladze; Gagnidze/Lòpez
   Linares/Statsenko/Catana, Trofimov/Siwek/Sim, Fraccaro/Sheshaberidze/Pelizzari; Oren/Bernàcer, A. Bernard.
   Also 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27
Aug. 5 Tosca (Puccini). Branchini/Arteta; Karahan/Álvarez, Maestri/Statsenko; Fogliani, De Ana. Also 10, 17, 22, 25
Aug. 11 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Dyka/Rim/Hem, Beltrami/Malavasi; Giordani/Terranova,
   Corbelli/Antonucci/Gazale; Bignamini, Zeffirelli. Also 19

FESTIVAL DELLA VALLE D’ITRIA
Maritna Franca; festivaldellavalleditria.it
Aug. 2 Margherita d'Anjou (Meyerbeer). De Blasis, Petrone; Rositskiy, Meikle, Romano, Kohl, Izzo; Luisi, Talevi. Also
   4

FESTIVAL PUCCINI

Torre del Lago; puccinifestival.it
Aug. 4 Turandot (Puccini). Casolla/Wei, Berti/Boi/Y. Hong; R. Park/Pelizzari/Shuang, Roni/T. Hao; Nicoli, Bertini.
   Also 12
Aug. 5 La Rondine (Puccini). D'Annuzio Lombardi, Zizzo; Caimi, Petricca; Venezi, Alfieri.
Aug. 10 Tosca (Puccini). Dessì/Rinaldi; Machado/Armiliato/R. Park, Mastromarino/Guinis; Galli, Ferrara. Also 19
Aug. 11 La Bohème (Puccini). Babajanyan/Froli, Zizzo/Mella; Beczala/Abete, Raffio, Guerzoni/Palmieri;
   Meena/Ozoli, Scaparro.
Aug. 18 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). D'Annuzio Lombardi/Froli/Pansini, Brioli/Guarnera; Secco/Caimi/Matarazzo,
   Mastromarino, Raffio.

ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL
Pesaro; rossinioperafestival.it
Aug. 10 Le Siège de Corinthe (Rossini). Abbado. Also 12, 16, 19
Aug. 11 La Pietra del Paragone (Rossini). Also 14, 17, 20
Aug. 12 Torvaldo e Dorliska (Rossini). Also 15, 21
Aug. 14 Il Viaggo a Reims (Rossini). Also 16

TEATRO LA FENICE DI VENEZIA
teatrolafenice.it
Aug. 22 La Traviata (Verdi). Marcu/Bakanova/Pavone; Magrì/Di Luzio, Altomare; Calesso, Carsen. Also 27, 29, Sept.
   1, 6, 10, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22
Aug. 25 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Yeo, Custer; V. Coztanzo, Grassi; Bignamini, Rigola. Also 27, 29, Sept. 5, 13, 17,
   19, 23
Aug. 26 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Zanettin, Custer; V. Coztanzo, Grassi; Bignamini, Rigola. Also Sept. 3, 5, 13, 17,
   19, 24m

TERME DI CARACALLA
Roma; operaroma.it
Aug. 1 Carmen (Bizet). Simeoni/Kemoklidze, Feola/Mantegna; Aronica/Gorrotxategui, Vinogradov/Beggi; López-
   Copos, Bernàcer, Carrasco. Also 4
Aug. 2 Nabucco (Verdi). Boross/Angeletti, Kolosova; Salsi/Cantana, Kowaljow, Corianò; Fiore, Donadio, Grazzini. 
   Also 5, 9
Aug. 3 Tosca (Puccini). Serjan/Tola; Berrugi/Cavazzin, Frontali; Renzetti, Donadio, Pizzi. Also 6, 8


Norway


DEN NORSKE OPERA
Oslo; operaen.no
Aug. 19 Tosca (Puccini). Steffens, Bietio. Also 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, Sept. 11


Sweden


DROTTNINGHOLM COURT THEATER FESTIVAL
Stockholm; dtm.se
Aug. 5 Così Fan Tutte (Mozart). Labin, Malfi, Semenzato; Giustiniani, Gleadow, Bou; Minkowski, Alexandre. Also 7, 9,
   11, 13, 15, 17, 19

ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA
Stockholm; operan.se
Aug. 26m Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). ; ; Tandberg. Also 29, 31, Sept. 2m, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16m


Switzerland


LUCERNE FESTIVAL
lucernefestival.ch
Aug. 22 L’Orfeo (Monteverdi). Bla iková, Richardot; Adam, Buratto; Gardiner, Rooke.
Aug. 25 Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (Monteverdi). Richardot, Adam, Dennis; Zanasi, Fernández-Ruedo, Biliotti;
   Gardiner, Rooke.
Aug. 26 L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). Blažiková, Dennis; K.J. Kim, Vistoli, Buratto; Gardiner, Rooke.


United Kingdom


IFORD ARTS FESTIVAL

Wiltshire; ifordarts.co.uk
Aug. 1 Jephtha (Handel). Bucknall, T. Nelson. Also 2 (in English) spacer 

 




Follow OPERA NEWS on FacebookTwitter Button