Now that the New York City Opera season has bogged down, and while we’re waiting for reports of the Met’s 2012-13 programming (old news!), La Cieca thinks it would be fun for the cher public to play George Steel (or, given the difficulty of the task, Superman) and devise an upcoming season for NYCO. Details after the jump.

Here’s your task, parterrians: come up with a season of four operas, with casting and production details, for NYCO’s 2012-13 season (when, as and if, of course). Insert your plan along with whatever corroborating prose you choose below, in the comments section.

Following the close of the competition on Saturday February 25 at midnight, La Cieca’s crack team of judges will sift the answers for the winners in two categories:

Most Plausible (a season that actually has a chance of playing and succeeding), and

Most Visionary (a season that would require a combination of superhuman effort and the generosity of a billionaire to accomplish, but would then be talked about for decades to come).

The best in each category received a coveted Amazon gift card worth $50.00.

Start your engines, and may the best impresario win!