You know how opera houses try to be suavely intriguing and cutting edge and also effortlessly sexy with their season programming? – Lo Monnaie isn’t trying that for 19/20, La Monnaie does that. Even the things I wouldn’t instinctively go for are intriguing and the entire program – including a choir concert, family shows and partner projects – has so many intersections and connections that I am interested in just about everything. Good job, Monnaie.
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[Oh no! it’s beasty cishet patriarchy attacking the unsuspecting trouser mezzo! – Lena Belkina (Teseo) and a pack of wolves in Handel’s “Teseo”, Vienna/TADW 2018. – Photo Credit: Herwig Prammer/TADW]
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Staatsoper Stuttgart just dropped a sneak preview on Twitter (full announcement to follow May 23rd) and AAAAAAAAHHHHHH.
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The good news is (but is it good news?) that none of our special darlings will end up killed because they are not featured, at least not in the premieres. But there are some interesting and commendable things to happen.
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[Eva Zaïcik, singing French Baroque cantatas by Clérambault, Montéclair, Courbois, Lefebvre et. al., with Justin Taylor and Le Consort, Paris 2018 – Clip with thanks to Culturebox]
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