26 March 2009

Met Futures: March Madness edition

Sieglinde, in the midst of work-related turmoil, brings you the latest juicy updates to Brad's Met Futures page:

For the 2010-11 season: Sondra Radvanovsky has been added to the cast of Tosca; Simon O'Neill will join the cast of Die Walküre as a second Siegmund; for Don Carlo, Simon Keenlyside has been tapped to sing Posa, and Maestro Lorin Maazel has been removed as conductor; In Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Cristina Gallardo-Domas will be Antonia; and in Nixon in China, Janis Kelly will debut as Pat Nixon.

For the 2011-12 season: Aida has been added to the roster, with a cast that includes Violeta Urmana, Stephanie Blythe, and Stefan Kocan as Ramfis; Maria Guleghina returns as Abigaille in Nabucco; and the Rodelinda cast will feature the return of celebrated portrayals by Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, and Kobie van Rensburg, alongside Iestyn Davies, who will debut as Unulfo.

For the 2012-13 season: Parsifal will be a new production, co-produced with Opera de Lyon and directed by Francois Girard, which will star Jonas Kaufmann; Simon Keenlyside will be Prospero in The Tempest; and Mariusz Kwiecien will be Onegin.

[Sieglinde at the moment is too busy to blog, but she's been to a bunch of things since she last wrote. Who knows if she'll get around to sharing her thoughts, trashing a few conductors, and not trashing Natalie Dessay for a change.]