A dream? Or a dud?
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the New York City Opera is now offering subscriptions to its [2012-]2013 season. I think you’ll be intrigued, if not downright mystified, by the promised talent on display.
The program begins at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House with Thomas Adès‘ Powder Her Face February 15-23. Featured are TBA, TBA and TBA under the baton of TBA. Jay Scheib directs. Next up is Britten’s chilling Turn of the Screw on February 24-March 2, with Sam Buntrock staging a cast headed by TBA. Also appearing are TBA, TBA, TBA and TBA. Debuting with the company is TBA, joined by company veteran TBA as Mrs. Grose. Jayce Ogren conducts.
The company shifts its activities to City Center for Rossini’s Moses in Egypt (April 14-20). Michael Counts will put TBA, TBA, TBA TBA and many others through their paces, with Ogren once more in the pit. Winding up the season April 21-17 will be Offenbach’s delicious La Périchole. Christopher Alden directs, with a cast and conductor to be named at a later date, when, as and if.
Subscriptions for this star-studded series are currently on sale for as little as $100, though La Cieca suggests you get into the spirit of the thing by writing NYCO a blank check and letting them fill in the amount later.