“The Met also said a new production of Bellini’s Norma with Anna Netrebko and Joyce DiDonato will open the 2017-18 season.” [AP]
The Met’s 2016-2017 season opens on September 26 with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, directed by Mariusz Trelinski, and starring Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton. The season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera L’Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Dvorak’s Rusalka, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. Read more »
The celebration of 50 years of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center features staged concerts of Così fan tutte and Idomeneo. Tickets and more information are at MostlyMozart.org. Read more »
La Cieca can’t be more specific about the Met’s 2016-2017 season announcement (coming soon!), but look for a last-minute change of repertoire: Nico Muhly‘s Valley of the Dolls will receive its world premiere with an all-star cast! Read more »
La Cieca hears that soprano Pretty Yende, a standout Met debutante last season in Le Comte Ory, has signed with the company for for four roles over the next three years: Pamina and Lucia in 2014-2015, Adina in 2015-2016 and Rosina in 2016-2017.
Peter Gelb says the Ring will definitely not return, as originally planned, in 2017, and where has La Cieca heard that before?
The next scheduled appearance of the Met’s Ring production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be.
It’s not a sure thing, only a “maybe,” but it’s the most exciting Regie news La Cieca has heard all season.
La Cieca (not pictured) was just leaked the information that the next planned revival of the Met’s Ring production (after next season) will be in the spring of 2017, i.e., about five years from now. That’s handy, because five years is the approximate lead time of casting big projects like these; the current crop of Wagnerians treading the Machine were selected circa 2007. A challenge for you, after the jump.