Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Opera North 2015/16 season announced tonight (news and rumours)
Opera North will announce its new season this evening at 6pm. Rumours already heard are a Cosi and a Barbiere. We already know about the new opera Pleasure. It might be too early to hear anything re. Hull/City of Culture 2017 - but the Rings were announced very far in advance too (my guess: one act chamber or children's opera about Wilberforce). Could the semi-staged Wagners continue (a Meistersinger could chime with the culture theme)? With enough money sloshing around there might Will there be word about Farnes' replacement? Not as high profile a job as Rattle's old one in Berlin, but ON are on top of their game at the moment - the right candidate and a smooth transition will be important.