Noteworthy & Now

By Eloise Giegerich

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© Julien Benhamou (Arquez); © Joan Tomas (Frizza); © Dario Acosta (Cavalletti); © Dominic Büttner (Zurich); © Monika Rittershaus (Persson)

French mezzo Gaëlle Arquez sings Adalgisa to Elza van den Heever’s Norma in a new production by Christof Loy at Oper Frankfurt (Jun. 10–27). In July, Arquez travels to Lake Constance, singing Carmen in the Bregenz Festival’s Kasper Holten revival, before taking the role to Munich later in the 2018–19 season, for a revival of director Lina Wertmüller’s 2014 production.

Italian conductor Riccardo Frizza leads Emilio Sagi’s new production of Il Pirata at La Scala (Jun. 29–Jul. 19); Sonya Yoncheva headlines as Imogene. In September, Frizza journeys stateside, pacing Sondra Radvanovsky, Russell Thomas and Jamie Barton in San Francisco Opera’s Roberto Devereux before returning to his native country for Semiramide at La Fenice.

Massimo Cavalletti sings Marcello in Àlex Ollé’s new Bohème staging at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, in a coproduction with Teatro Regio di Torino (Jun. 13–24); Anita Hartig sings Mimì and Giorgio Berrugi Rodolfo. After Rome, the Italian baritone heads to Florence, taking on Count di Luna in Francesco Micheli’s new production of Il Trovatore.

Opernhaus Zürich stages a new production of La Forza del Destino by German director Andreas Homoki (May 27–Jun. 28). Hibla Gerzmava (Leonora), George Petean (Carlo) and Yonghoon Lee (Alvaro) star, paced by Fabio Luisi. Later in the month, the house gives the premiere of Ottavio Dantone’s new staging of L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Jun. 24–Jul. 12), with Julie Fuchs (Poppea), Deanna Breiwick (Drusilla) and Stéphanie D’Oustrac (Ottavia). 

Swedish soprano Miah Persson, who earlier this year sang Donna Elvira in Barcelona and headlined two Van der Aa operas (Blank Out, at the Lucerne Festival and Park Avenue Armory, and Sunken Garden, at Dallas Opera), closes her season at Garsington Opera, where she makes her role debut as the Countess in Capriccio (Jun. 1–28). Tim Albery directs the production, which is coproduced by Santa Fe Opera. spacer

Dateline.

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Canterville Ghost in L.A.
© Steven Pisano/Center for Contemporary Opera

California  

LA OPERA 
laopera.org
Jun. 22 Usher House/The Canterville Ghost (Getty). Hassan, Best; Armstrong, Phares, Burns, Kravitz; Jobin, Staufenbiel. Also 24m

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA 
sfopera.com
Jun. 12 Das Rheingold (Wagner). Barton, Miller, Adams; Grimsley, Margita, Struckmann; Runnicles, Zambello. Also 19, 26
Jun. 13 Die Walküre (Wagner). Theorin, Mattila, Barton; Jovanovich, Grimsley, Aceto; Runnicles, Zambello. Also 20, 27
Jun. 15 Siegfried (Wagner). Theorin, Miller; Brenna, Cangelosi, Struckmann, Grimsley; Runnicles, Zambello. Also 22, 29
Jun. 17 Götterdämmerung (Wagner). Theorin, Citro, Barton; Brenna, Mulligan, Silvestrelli; Runnicles, Zambello. Also 24, Jul. 1

Georgia

ATLANTA OPERA 
atlantaopera.org
Jun. 9 Sweeney Todd (Sondheim). Zifchak, Becerra; Hensley/Mayes, Lattanzi, Fox; Myers, Zvulun. Also 12, 15, 16, 17m

Iowa

DES MOINES METRO OPERA 
dmmo.org
Jun. 22 Rusalka (Dvořák). Gartland, Wilde, Grove; Johnson, James; Neely, Rader-Shieber. Also Jul. 1m, 3, 6, 14
Jun. 23 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Biller, Christy, Larsen; Pershall, Stayton, Cook; Moody, Gately. Also 24m, 29, Jul. 7, 12, 15m
Jun. 30 Flight (Dove). Luna, Hernandez, Selowsky; Holiday, Bidlack, Hoffman; Neely, McIntyre. Also Jul. 8m, 10, 13

Louisiana


NEW ORLEANS OPERA 
neworleansopera.orgJun. 1 The Medium (Menotti). Livengood, McMahon. Also 2m. 

Minnesota

MINNESOTA OPERA
St. Paul; mnopera.org
Jun. 16 Fellow Travelers (Spears). Zabala, Lee; Adams, Acosta; Candillari, Rothstein. Also 17m, 19, 21, 23

Missouri


OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS 
opera-stl.org 
Jun. 3 An American Soldier (Ruo). Shigematsu, Kim; Stenson, Tigges; Christie, Ozawa. Also 6, 9m, 14, 16, 22 (world premiere)
Jun. 9 Orfeo and Euridice (Gluck). Cano, Chuchman, Valdes; Vallet, Daniels. Also 13, 15, 17, 21, 23m

New Mexico

SANTA FE OPERA 
santafeopera.org
Jun. 29 Candide (Bernstein). Rae, Schneiderman; Shrader, Burdette, Ott, Troxell; Bicket, Pelly. Also Jul. 4, 7, 13, 31
Jun. 30 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Kaduce/Martínez, Marino; Glueckert, Guerrero, Pallesen; Fiore, Ozawa. Also Jul. 6, 11, 20, 30

Ohio

CINCINNATI OPERA 
cincinnatiopera.org
Jun. 14 La Traviata (Verdi). Amsellam; Park, An; Balsadonna, Klein. Also 16, 20, 22
Jun. 21 L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). Shafer, Harvey, Mesko; Costanzo, Cohen, Rosen; Wedow, Winokur. Also 23, 26, 28, Jul. 1m

Oregon


PORTLAND OPERA
portlandopera.org
Jun. 8 Faust (Gounod). Blue, Farrar; Boyd, Walker, Parks; Manahan, Newbury. Also 10m, 14, 16

Austria

LANDESTHEATER LINZ
landestheater-linz.at
Jun. 10 Così Fan Tutte (Mozart). Also 13, 15, 20, 23, 26, 28, 30, Jul. 3, 6

VOLKSOPER WIEN 
volksoper.at
Jun. 2 Gasparone (Millöcker). Also 4, 6, 10, 13, 15, 23, 26, 30

WIENER STAATSOPER 
wiener-staatsoper.at
Jun. 11 Der Freischütz (Weber). Also 14, 17, 20, 25, 28
Jun. 15 Lohengrin (Wagner). Also 18, 22, 26
Jun. 24 Falstaff (Verdi). Also 27, 30

Belgium

FLANDERS OPERA 
Various locations; vlaamseopera.be
Jun. 13 The Gambler (Prokofiev). Also 15, 17m, 19 (Ghent); 28, Jul. 1, 3, 5, 7 (Antwerp)

OPÉRA ROYAL DE WALLONIE 
Liège; operaliege.be
Jun. 12 Macbeth (Verdi). Also 14, 17m, 20, 23, 26

THÉÂTRE ROYAL DE LA MONNAIE 
Brussels; demunt.be
Jun. 8 The Miraculous Mandarin/Bluebeard's Castle (Bartók). Also 10m, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24m

Czech Republic

NATIONAL THEATRE; PRAGUE
narodni-divadlo.cz
Jun. 7 Werther (Massenet). Also 9, 15, 21 (National Theatre)
Jun. 28 Nabucco (Verdi). Also 29, Jul. 1, 3 (Karlín Music Theatre)

France

OPÉRA DE LYON 
opera-lyon.com
Jun. 25 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also 27, 29, Jul. 1m, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

OPÉRA DE MARSEILLE 
opera.marseille.fr
Jun. 6 Ernani (Verdi). Also 10m, 13, 16

OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LORRAINE 
opera-national-lorraine.fr
Jun. 22 L'Italiana in Algeri (Rossini). Also 24m, 26, 29, Jul. 1m

OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS 
operadeparis.fr
Jun. 7 Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky). Also 10m, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, 29, Jul. 2, 6, 9, 12
Jun. 9 Don Pasquale (Donizetti). Also 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, 29, Jul. 2, 6, 9, 12
Jun. 20 Il Trovatore (Verdi). Also 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, Jul. 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14

THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES 
theatrechampselysees.fr
Jun. 5 Rinaldo (Handel). (in concert)
Jun. 12 Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns). Also 15 (in concert)
Jun. 14 Faust (Gounod). (in concert)
Jun. 16 La Cenerentola (Rossini). (in concert)
Jun. 22 L'Italiana in Algeri (Rossini). (in concert)

THÉÂTRE DU CAPITOLE 
Toulouse; theatre-du-capitole.org
Jun. 22 La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart). Also 24m, 26, 29, Jul. 1m

Germany

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER 
Munich; staatsoper.de
Jun. 2 Semiramide (Rossini). Also 6, 10
Jun. 16 Arabella (R. Strauss). Also 19, 22, Jul. 4, 7
Jun. 17 Rigoletto (Verdi). Also 20, 24
Jun. 28m Parsifal (Wagner). Also Jul. 1m, 5m, 8m, 31m
Jun. 29 Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner). Also Jul. 2

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DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN 
deutscheoperberlin.de
Jun. 15 Il Viaggio a Reims (Rossini). Also 22, 24, 30, Jul. 5
Jun. 23 Faust (Gounod). Also 26, 29, Jul. 3, 6
Jun. 28 La Gioconda (Ponchielli). Also Jul. 1, 4, 7

DÜSSELDORF OPERA 
operamrhein.de
Jun. 14 Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner). Also 20, 28, Jul. 4 (Dusseldorf)

HAMBURGISCHE STAATSOPER 
hamburgische-staatsoper.de
Jun. 3 Benjamin (Haus). Also 6, 10, 13, 16
Jun. 29 Miriways (Telemann). Also 30, Jul. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN 
komische-oper-berlin.de
Jun. 2 My Fair Lady (Loewe). Also 9, 17, 22, 26, Jul. 3, 7 (in German)
Jun. 16 The Nose (Shostakovich). Also 24, 28, 30, Jul. 6, 14 (in German)
Jun. 23 Carmen (Bizet). Also 27, Jul. 2, 5, 8 (in German)

OPER FRANKFURT 
oper-frankfurt.de
Jun. 10 Norma (Bellini). Also 14, 17, 20, 23, 27

OPER LEIPZIG 
oper-leipzig.deJun. 20 Cinq-Mars (Gounod)
Jun. 16 Lulu (Berg). Also 26, Jul. 1

SEMPEROPER DRESDEN 
semperoper.de
Jun. 17 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also 20, 23
Jun. 30 Oedipus Rex/Il Prigioniero (Stravinky/Dallapiccola). Also Jul. 3, 6, 8, 11

STAATSTHEATER AM GÄRTNERPLATZ 
Munich; gaertnerplatztheater.de
Jun. 14 Der Tapfere Soldat (Straus). Also 16, 17, 23, 29, Jul. 4, 7, 8
Jun. 24 Semele (Handel). Also 26, Jul. 1, 6

STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN
staatsoper-berlin.de
Jun. 2 Tosca (Puccini). Also 7, 9, 13, 16
Jun. 17 Macbeth (Verdi). Also 21, 24, 29, Jul. 2
Jun. 22 Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck). Also 30, Jul. 1, 3, 6
Jun. 28 Ein Porträt des Künstlers als Toter (Bridarolli). Also 30, Jul. 1, 4, 6, 8

Hungary

HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA
Budapest; opera.hu
Jun. 7 Götterdämmerung (Wagner). Also 10, 11 (in concert), 13, 17, 20
Jun. 16 Kádár's Last Speech (Novák)
Jun. 19m Billy Elliot (John). Also 19, 20m, 20, 21m, 21, 22m, 22, 23m, 23, 24m, 24, 26m, 26, 27m, 27
Jun. 22 Salome (R. Strauss). Also 24

Holland

DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA 
operaballet.nl
Jun. 3m Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach). Also 6, 11, 15, 21, 24m, 28, Jul. 2
Jun. 25 Lessons in Love and Violence (Benjamin). Also 27, 29, Jul. 1m, 3, 5

Israel

ISRAELI  OPERA
Tel Aviv; israel-opera.co.il
Jun. 1m Dido and Aeneas (Purcell). Also 2, 3

Italy

TEATRO ALLA SCALA
Milan; teatroallascala.org
Jun. 5 Fierrabras (Schubert). Also 9, 12, 15, 19, 27, 30
Jun. 18 Fidelio (Beethoven). Also 21, 25, 28, Jul. 2, 5, 7
Jun. 29 Il Pirata (Bellini). Also Jul. 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 19

TEATRO DI SAN CARLO 
Naples; teatrosancarlo.it
Jun. 19 Nabucco (Verdi). Also 20, 21, 24, 26, 27

TEATRO LA FENICE DI VENEZIA 
teatrolafenice.it
Jun. 29 Richard III (Battistelli). Also Jul. 1m, 3, 5, 7m

Luxembourg


THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG 
theatres.lu
Jun. 14 Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy). Also 16

Spain

GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU 
Barcelona; liceubarcelona.cat
Jun. 7 Manon Lescaut (Puccini). Also 8, 10m, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22

TEATRO REAL 
Madrid; teatro-real.com
Jun. 22 Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Also 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, Jul. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13

Switzerland

GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE 
Geneva; geneveopera.ch
Jun. 1 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also 3m, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17

OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH 
opernhaus.ch
Jun. 10m Das Land des Lächelns (Lehár). Also 16, 19, 22, 26, 29
Jun. 24 L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). Also 27, 30, Jul. 3, 5, 8m, 12

United Kingdom

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA 
eno.org
Jun. 22 The Turn of the Screw (Britten). Also 23, 25, 26, 27m, 27, 29, 30m, 30

ROYAL OPERA, U.K. 
London; roh.org.uk
Jun. 14 Mamzer Bastard (Zisser). Also 15, 17 (world premiere)
Jun. 7 Lohengrin (Wagner). Also 10m, 13, 17m, 23, 28, Jul. 1m
Jun. 29 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also Jul. 3, 6, 9, 12, 17 spacer 




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