07 December 2008

Met Futures: major changes to the 2009-10 season

We have been reliably clued in as to which four operas are being cut from the 2009-10 season schedule. In addition to eliminating The Ghosts of Versailles and Die Frau ohne Schatten, which we announced a few days ago, the Met appears very likely to scrap plans for the revivals of Benvenuto Cellini and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

Currently, plans remain intact for the house premieres of From the House of the Dead and The Nose, as well as for the revival of Lulu.

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk will be replaced by Ariadne auf Naxos.

(The latest update of the Met Futures Page also includes a number of cast changes. I'll point them out at an appropriate time.)

03 December 2008

Met Futures: Holiday edition

Sieglinde's still alive. Relax. She's even seen a few things since we last chatted. Perhaps she'll even drop a word or two about them here shortly, work permitting of course. (Long story-short: Dalayman was fabulous!)

In the meantime, here's a little update from Brad Wilber. The Met Futures page has been updated again to reflect the following:

For Season 2009-10: The Ghosts of Versailles has been replaced on the roster by La Traviata, retaining only Angela Gheorghiu and Thomas Hampson from the former cast; and plans for Die Frau ohne Schatten have been scrapped (*sob*), its slot being replaced by Elektra.

For Season 2010-11: Joyce DiDonato is confirmed to sing the role of Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, replacing Elina Garanca on the list; and Edward Gardner is also confirmed to debut as the conductor for Carmen.