14 June 2010

Met Futures: Summer updates

Time again to update Brad Wilber's indispensable Met Futures Page.

For Season 2011-2012: Maestro Marco Armiliato is slated to conduct Anna Bolena on opening night; Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill debuts as Waltraute in the new Götterdämmerung, while Stephen Gould is taken out of the roster out as Siegfried; the new production of Manon (co-produced with Covent Garden) is by Laurent Pelly; the new production of Faust (co-produced with English National Opera) is by Des McAnuff, with designer Ian MacNeil; Maestro Edward Gardner will conduct some performances of the new Don Giovanni alongside Maestro James Levine; Maestro Fabio Luisi will lead performances of Aida, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Lado Ataneli joining the cast; For Ernani, Maestro Armiliato is added, while Anja Harteros is taken out of the roster; Colin Lee returns as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia; Zeljko Lucic has been added to the roster of Nabucco to sing the title role; Satyagraha has been added to the repertory; Nino Maichadze will sing Marie in Fille du Regiment; and finally, Stefan Margita returns as Loge in the full Ring Cycles.

For Season 2012-2013: Falstaff is removed from the repertory; Marco Berti is scheduled to sing Calaf in Turandot and Radames in Aida; Karen Cargill returns as Anna in Les Troyens; Le Nozze di Figaro has been added to the repertory, with Mojca Erdmann as Susanna and John Graham-Hall as Basilio, in his Met debut.

For Season 2013-2014: Bartered Bride and Roberto Devereux has been removed from the repertory, while Falstaff has been added; Nico Muhly's commission is no longer called "Two Boys"; Die Fledermaus has been added to the repertory, and will see a new production, with new dialogue by playwright David Hirson.