Clearly, today is a Foo Fighters day. \m/
Highlights of the forthcoming 12/13 season include: UK premiere of Philip Glass’s The Perfect American, an opera about Walt Disney World premiere of Michel van der Aa and Cloud Atlas writer David Mitchell’s Sunken Garden, an ‘occult-mystery film opera’ Verdi bicentenary begins in the UK with Peter Konwitschny’s new production of La traviata The first full professional staging of Vaughan Williams’ The Pilgrim’s Progress since the Festival of Britain in 1951 Britten centenary celebrated with Deborah Warner and Edward Gardner teaming up for Death in Venice British composer Ryan Wigglesworth joins ENO as Composer in Residence.
While watching this video, I made a mental list of productions I’d really love to see. Carmen staged by Calixto Bieto? Traviata staged by Konwitschny? A fine selection of contemporary pieces? Martinů, Berg, Britten? Yes, please! Who’s coming along?