MUSIC: OPERA: A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE AUTUMN SEASON
Sunday 19 September 1999
Public booking opens 27 Sept for everything up to and including Otello. All performances take place at the newly reopened Covent Garden, WC2 (0171 304 4000) unless otherwise stated.
FALSTAFF (VERDI) Directed by Graham Vick. Cast includes Bryn Terfel. New production. Opens 6 Dec.
LE GRAND MACABRE (LIGETI) Directed by Peter Sellars. First performances by RO. Opens 10 Dec.
GAWAIN (BIRTWISTLE) Revival. Opens 7 Jan.
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (MOZART) First performances by RO. Opens 22 Jan.
OTELLO (ROSSINI) First performances by RO. Opens 31 Jan.
ROMEO ET JULIETTE (GOUNOD) Cast includes Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna. Revival. Opens 18 Feb.
LA BOHEME (PUCCINI) Revival. Opens 24 Feb.
DER ROSENKAVALIER (STRAUSS) Conducted by Christian Thielmann. Revival. Opens 11 Mar.
WAR REQUIEM (BRITTEN) Concert performance, conducted by Bernard Haitink. Barbican Hall, EC2 (0171 638 8891) Opens 22 Oct.
ALAGNA & GHEORGHIU Concert. 27 Dec.
ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
All performances take place at London Coliseum, WC2 (0171 632 8300)
FIGARO'S WEDDING (MOZART) Revival. Opens 6 Oct.
THE DIARY OF ONE WHO VANISHED (JANACEK) New production. Deborah Warner directs. Opens 14 Oct.
KING PRIAM (TIPPETT) Revival. Cast includes Jean Rigby. Opens 20 Oct.
LA BOHEME (PUCCINI) Revival. Opens 30 Oct.
PETER GRIMES (BRITTEN) Revival. Opens 12 Nov.
GLYNDEBOURNE TOURING OPERA
All start at Glyndebourne and then go on tour to Milton Keynes, Oxford, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Plymouth and Norwich. Information: 01273 815000.
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (MOZART) Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Opens 11 Oct.
THE BARTERED BRIDE (SMETANA) Opens 16 Oct.
PELLEAS ET MELISANDE (DEBUSSY) Directed by Graham Vick. Opens 23 Oct.
All start at Leeds Grand Theatre and then go on tour to Sadler's Wells, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham and Hull. Information: 0113 244 5326.
LA TRAVIATA (VERDI) At Leeds now.
KATYA KABANOVA (JANACEK)
Opens 27 Sept.
DON GIOVANNI (MOZART) Opens 7 Oct.
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA
All start at Cardiff and then go on tour to Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Oxford and Southampton. Information: 01222 464666.
Conducted by Gareth Jones, produced by Phyllida Lloyd. New production. Opens 2 Oct.
DON GIOVANNI (MOZART) Revival. Opens 12 Oct.
RIGOLETTO (VERDI) Revival. Opens 21 Oct
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA
Both productions start at Richmond Theatre then go on tour to Buxton, Marlowe, Wycombe, Bath, Wolverhampton and Weston Super Mare. Information: 0171 820 1131
CARMEN (BIZET) Opens 13 Oct.
MACBETH (VERDI) Opens 14 Oct.
THE BEGGAR'S OPERA (GAY) Broomhill opera directed by Jonathan Miller. New production. Wilton's Music Hall, E1 (0870 906 3739). Opens 24 Nov.
LE GRAND MACABRE (LIGETI) BBC Symphony Orchestra. Royal Festival Hall, SE1 (0171 960 4242). 6 Oct.
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