Wagner in the US & Canada (2015-2016)

Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen

National Philharmonic (Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD): 10/3/2015

Piotr Gajewski (c): Jennifer Wilson, Mary Ann Stewart; Issachah Savage, Robert Baker, Jason Stearns, Stephen Bryant, Kevin Thompson

(Concert Performance)

Der fliegende Holländer

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Ravinia Festival: 8/15/2015

James Conlon (c): Amber Wagner, Ronnita Miller; Simon O’Neill, Matthew Plenk, Greer Grimsley, Kristinn Sigmundsson

(Concert Performance)

Virginia Opera: 4/8, 10, 13/2016 (Norfolk); 4/15, 17/2016 (Richmond); 4/23, 24/2016 (Fairfax) Adam Turner (c):

Francesca Zambello (p)

Seattle Opera: 5/7, 8 (m), 11, 14, 18, 20, 21/2016

Sebastian Lang-Lessing (c): Alwyn Mellor/Wendy Bryn Harmer, Luretta Bybee; Colin Ainsworth, Nikolai

Schukoff/David Danholt, Greer Grimsley/Alfred Walker, Daniel Sumegi Christopher Alden (p); Allen Moyer (d and cost.), Anne Militello (l)

Tannhäuser

Apotheosis Opera (NYC): 7/31, 8/2 (m)/2015

Matthew Jaroszewicz (c): Amber Smoke, Jodi Karem; Nicholas Simpson, Jacob Lasseter, Joseph Beckwith, Hans Tashjian, Ethan Fran, John Dominick

Sam Bartlett and Zach Blumenstein (p)

Metropolitan Opera: 10/8, 12, 15, 19, 24, 27, 31 (m)/2015

James Levine (c): Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung; Johan Botha, Peter Mattei, Günther Groissböck Otto Schenk (p); Günther Schneider-Siemssen (d); Patricia Zipprodt (cost.); Gil Wechsler (l); Norbert Vesak (choreography)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

San Francisco Opera: 11/18, 21, 24, 27, 12/2, 6 (m)/2015

Mark Elder (c): Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Sasha Cooke; Brandon Jovanovich, Alek Shrader, Greer Grimsley,

Martin Gantner, Ain Anger, Philip Horst, Joel Sorensen, Andrea Silvestrelli

David McVicar/Marie Lambert (p), Vicki Mortimer (d), Paule Constable (l), Ian Robertson (chorus.); Andrew George (choreography)

Siegfried

Canadian Opera Company: 1/23, 27, 30; 2/2, 5, 11, 14 (m)/2016

Johannes Debus (c): Christine Goerke; Stefan Vinke, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Alan Held, Christopher

Purves, Phillip Ens

François Girard (p); Michael Levine (d); David Finn (l); Donna Feore (choreography)

Houston Grand Opera: 4/16, 20, 23, 28, 5/1 (m)/2016

Patrick Summers (c): Christine Goerke, Meredith Arwady; Jay Hunter Morris, Rodell Rosel, Iain Paterson,

Christopher Purves, Andrea Silvestrelli

La Fura Dels Baus/ Carlus Padrissa (p); Roland Olbeter (d); Chu Uroz (cost.); Peter van Praet (l); Franc Aleu (projections)

Götterdämmerung

Union Avenue Opera Theatre (St. Louis): 8/21, 22, 28, 29/2015

Scott Schoonover (c): Alexandra LoBianco, Rebecca Wilson, Melissa Kornacki, Lindsey Anderson, Johanna Nordhorn, Lauren Wright; Clay Hilley, David Dillard, Timothy Lafontaine, Patrick Blackwell Karen Coe Miller (p) (Reduced and Adapted by Graham Vick and Jonathan Dove)

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Washington National Opera: 4/30, 5/2, 4, 6; 5/10, 11, 13, 15; 5/17, 18, 20, 22/2016

Philippe Auguin (c): Catherine Foster/Nina Stemme, Megan Miller, Melody Moore, Melissa Citro, Jacqueline

Echols, Catherine Martin, Renée Tatum, Jamie Barton, Elizabeth Bishop, Lindsay Ammann, Marcy Stonikas,

Lori Phillips, Eve Gigliotti, Daryl Freedman; Daniel Brenna, Christopher Ventris, William Burden, David

Cangelosi, Richard Cox, Alan Held, Gordon Hawkins, Richard Cox, Julian Close, Solomon Howard, Raymond

Aceto, Eric Halfvarson

Francesca Zambello (p); Michael Yeargan (d); Catherine Zuber (cost.); Mark McCullough (l), Denni Sayers (choreo.); S. Katy Tucker, Jan Hartley (projections)

Coming Events, Spring 2015

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2 p.m.

Heath LeesWagner’s Ring: A Tale Told in Music
With new and interesting information

Presentation by Heath Lees
University professor, broadcaster, writer, and musicologist
Founder of the Wagner Society of New Zealand

The College Club
44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Reception to follow
$20; members $15; students $10
For tickets, click here.