Paris Opera Opens with Lucia di Lammermoor Sept 7-Oct 9

Patrizia Ciofi

Fabiano

Check out Patrizia Ciofi and Michael Fabiano in the starring roles

Video Presentation

Inspired by Sir Walter Scott’s novel, madness is the dominant theme in this opera, set in a ruined castle on the misty moors. With sublime mastery, Donizetti combines drama with consummate vocal writing, giving the role of Lucia a heartbreakingly delicate quality.

Maurizio Benini Conductor
Andrei Serban Stage director
William Dudley Sets and costumes
Guido Levi Lighting
Alessandro Di Stefano Chorus master

Ludovic Tézier (7, 13, 20, 26 sept., 1er oct.) / George Petean (10, 17, 23, 29 sept., 4, 6, 9 oct.) Enrico Ashton
Patrizia Ciofi (7, 13, 20, 26 sept., 1er, 6 oct.) / Sonya Yoncheva (10, 17, 23, 29 sept., 4, 9 oct.) Lucia
Vittorio Grigolo (7, 13, 20, 26 sept., 1er, 6 oct.) / Michael Fabiano (10, 17, 23, 29 sept., 4, 9 oct.) Edgardo di Ravenswood
Alfredo Nigro Arturo Bucklaw
Orlin Anastassov Raimondo Bidebent
Cornelia Oncioiu Alisa
Eric Huchet Normanno

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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Canadian Opera Company 2011-2012 Season

Iphigenia in Tauris

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Thurs. Sept. 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Sun. Sept. 25, 2011 at 2 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Starring:

Susan Graham

Russell Braun

Joseph Kaiser

Mark S. Doss

Lauren Segal

Robert Pomakov

Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

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The Metropolitan Opera 2011-2012 Season

New Productions!

Anna Bolena

Gaetano Donizetti

September 26, 30

October 3, 6, 10, 15th (mat), 18, 21, 24, 28,

February 1, 4 (mat), 2012

Starring:

Anna Netrebko

Ekaterina Gubanova

Ildar Abdrazakov

Production by David McVicar

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

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What’s Coming in the 2011-2012 Season.

The 2011-2012 season promises to be filled with new productions, good singing…probably bad singing, and hopefully the arrival of new operatic hopefuls who can fill seats and excite non-operagoers to come to the opera house.  I’ve decided to list the seasons according to house and repertoire, as an easy reference tool for those of you wanting to attend.  I’m also going to give each opera a rating and, later, links to reviews.  Later in the season, I may also list upcoming concerts that are worthwhile and any new releases that are worth purchasing.  For those of you who love opera but would rather listen in the comfort of your own home (as much as I think the true spectacle must be witnessed in the theatre), Sirius/XM Radio is a must have. The Met Opera Radio station plays full operas, recent and great performances ALL DAY LONG!   Also, Met Opera Player isn’t so shabby at $15 per month.  Chalk full of videos and recordings of live performances of the greats and recent productions, it’s nice to sit and watch on your own computer.  If you can pull together the funds to get yourself to NYC or to Europe, the best experience is always in the house.  The true prowess of the human voice can only truly be assessed as it is enmeshed with the orchestra in a live setting.