Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hungarian State Opera House Announces 2011-12 Season

Highlights of the season include the opening performance of Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, 93 years after its premiere at the Hungarian State Opera, with a 3D production by Renzo Cerbo; Costume designer Ivan Stefanutti brings to life a production of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, an opera not seen at the house since 1991; conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson leads Mozart's Don Giovanni; beginning in January 2012, Achim Freyer (director, costumes and stage designer) will begin four-
Peter Gelb's wife will conduct
year cycle of Wagner's Ring; not seen since 1934, Strauss's Arabella will return to the opera house; a presentation of the 1757 version of Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie in June 2012. The company will feature repertory pieces of Verdi, Puccini and Rossini. Big names featured next season include Leo Nucci and Charles Castronova in Rigoletto and Johan Botha in performances of Tannhäuser. [Source]

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