Tuesday, January 5, 2010
2010/11 Season Announced
We’ve announced the operas in our 2010/11 season: next year at McCaw Hall you’ll see a Wagnerian masterpiece, a dark tragedy, a hilarious romp, a poignant retelling, and a magical fantasy. The season kicks off in July with Wagner’s intense tale of longing, Tristan und Isolde. In October, we present Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, featuring the Seattle Opera debut of Aleksandra Kurzak. Next comes Rossini’s rollicking comedy, The Barber of Seville—a production directed by Peter Kazaras and featuring Lawrence Brownlee. February marks the company premiere of Massenet’s Don Quixote, starring John Relyea and Malgorzata Walewska. The season closes with Mozart’s beloved fairy tale The Magic Flute, directed by two-time Artist-of-the-Year recipient Chris Alexander.
Check the website for photos, synopses, artist bios, and more. We’re looking forward to the 2010/11 line-up, how about you? What (or who!) are you most intrigued by or excited to see next season?
Photo credit: Christine Brandes and Anna Burford in Giulio Cesare. © Bill Mohn photo