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Hey, look, everybody! The garbage production of Aida that stunk up San Francisco Opera’s most recent season is now on its way to DC! Isn’t it inspiring how deeply Francesca Zambello has sunk her tentacles into the heart of American opera?

  • Sanford Schimel

    Don’t hold back; tell us how you really feel.

  • Satisfied

    Link to full season.

    Not horrible Aida casting, but the rest is rather blah…seeing no reason to attend next season.

    • grimoaldo2

      There is quite a lot there, for me, to look forward to.
      It is hard to imagine that the production of Aida could be any more unpleasant than the one I saw at the Bastille in June but I enjoyed it tremendously anyway because of Radvan and Anita Rachvelishvili, my guess is that Tamara Wilson and Ekaterina Semenchuk will also rock.
      Alcina!!! yippee! willbe very interesting to see and hear how Angela Meade sings Handel.
      Russell Thomas as Don Carlo, should be great, with Quinn Kelsey and Eric Owens, not really keen on the idea of Crocetto as Elisabetta but Latonia Moore doing one performance.
      And Candide, another favourite of mine.

  • chicagoing

    I hope that it follows from this announcement that Chicago is NOT one of the two houses which will program Candide in the upcoming season then. A recent announcement indicates that we will be seeing Written on Skin composer George Benjamin’s new opera Lessons in Love and Violence, but not until the 2020/21 season.

    • fletcher

      Not to worry, the other one is Los Angeles.

    • Pirelli

      I would assume that Chicago’s musical next season is South Pacific -- the fifth of the 5 R&H shows they had announced they would be doing. (Somehow My Fair Lady got stuck in there this year, even though it’s not an R&H show.)