Operas

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Puccini – MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Cio-Cio-San becomes an old ghost, a storyteller who is fated to tell her tale over and over again, in La Monnaie’s new MADAMA BUTTERFLY. The Danish collective Hotel Pro Forma, known for their stunning theatrical productions, present their new take on the beloved Puccini classic.

Dutch National Opera: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Shostakovich – LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK

Shostakovich's subversive opera directed for stage by Martin Kušej in a landmark production from 2006 to celebrate the composer's 100th birthday. Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek leads the cast as the tragic heroine driven to crime by boredom and despair.

Poznan Opera: Space Opera

Nowak – SPACE OPERA

Is mankind ready for space exploration? Stanley Kubrick’s SPACE ODYSSEY meets soap opera in SPACE OPERA, a new piece by young Polish composer Aleksander Nowak – first staged in 2015 by Poznań Opera.

Komische Oper Berlin: Die Perlen der Cleopatra, Iko Freese (drama-berlin.de).

Oscar Straus – THE PEARLS OF CLEOPATRA

The Giza pyramids on the shores of the very German river Spree! At the Komische Oper, director Barrie Kosky and conductor Adam Benzwi breathe new life into a long-forgotten operetta classic: THE PEARLS OF CLEOPATRA.

Polish National Opera: Goplana

Żeleński - GOPLANA

After Stanisław Moniuszko, Żeleński was the most outstanding Polish opera composer of the late 19th century.  Discover this unfamiliar jewel live from Warsaw with a fairy tale plot; an opera run through with Polish motifs and touching lyricism....

La Monnaie: Le Coq d'or

Rimsky-Korsakov – THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL is a political satire in a setting in Russia. Rimsky-Korsakov’s music mixes elements of folklore and oriental influence. Laurent Pelly’s production at La Monnaie is sure to draw out the spectacular in this timeless story.

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Monteverdi - ORPHEUS

The song of Orpheus not only moves men and beasts but also nature as well. And it almost overcomes death. Monteverdi’s musical fable becomes, thanks to visionary director Barrie Kosky and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, an explosion of sensuality.

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Shostakovich - THE NOSE

One morning, Major Kovalov discovers his nose has gone missing. A desperate nose-hunt ensues. Barrie Kosky makes his Royal Opera debut with a new production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and translated by David Pountney....

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Puccini - LA BOHÈME

In the place of its first performance, LA BOHÈME returns to Teatro Regio Torino to open its 2016-2017 season. This 120th anniversary production is directed by Àlex Ollé, the celebrated director of La Fura dels Baus, and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, music director of the Regio.

Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

If you thought you knew the story of Cinderella, then you are in for a delightful surprise with this CENERENTOLA from the Opéra de Lille. Here, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy a philosopher and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet.

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