The Europe-wide Opera Platform has just announced its programme for the first half of 2016. A varied selection of traditional favourites, new and obscure, this does a pretty good job of satisfying people with varying interests.Videos remain online for several months to catch up. First on the 17th of January there is La Clemenza di Tito, but I am most interested there in what Kosky does with Onegin. It can't be worse than the disappointing effort from Kaspar Holten last week, and it might be inspired.
31/1 Eugene Onegin (Komische Oper Berlin, directed by Barrie Kosky)
12/2 Carmen (Opéra de Lyon, directed by Olivier Py)
4/3 Die Walküre, (Dutch National Opera, Pierre Audi)
18/3 Peter Eötvös’ Tri Sestri (Wiener Staatsoper, Yuval Sharon)
15/3 Manon Lescaut (Latvian National Opera,Ināra Slucka)
6/5 Philippe BoesmansReige (Oper Stuttgart, Nicola Hümpel)
11/6 Macbeth (Latvian National Opera. Viesturs Meikšāns)
2/7 Iain Bell, In Parenthesis (WNO)
All of these will be free to watch. Isn't that splendid? Go here for details.