Monday 7 February 2011

Fantasy Opera: fifth season

Since the Ring is now ready to be performed as a whole, I thought I should limit the rest of the season to twelve productions. With that signal exception - who said there was no room for pragmatism in performance here? - nothing has yet been repeated; nor, given the large quantity of interesting works as yet unperformed, does there seem the slightest need to repeat anything.
Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen (complete cycles)
Lully, Cadmus et Hermione
Handel, Acis and Galatea, and Birtwistle, Punch and Judy
Britten, Death in Venice
Dessau, Die Verurteilung des Lukullus
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Haydn, Il mondo della luna
Mantovani, L’Autre côté
Janáček, Katya Kabanova
Strauss, Capriccio
Caldara, Le cinesi, Luis Misón, La festa chinese, and Gluck, Le cinesi
Tippett, King Priam
Schreker, Die Gezeichneten