Oct 19, 2006

Janacek overdose

Two years ago, we got flooded here in Lyon with a Janacek festival (Jenufa, The Makropoulos Case and Katia Kabanova all directed by Lothar Koenigs*, all in May 2005). Paris followed in that same May with From the House of the Dead at Bastille (making it possible, for real Janacek fans, to watch 4 different operas in 4 days, talk about luck). Enough Janacek is enough, one would hope. Not quite so. This season, let’s see who plays Janacek…

Jenufa Glimmerglass Festival: July/August 2006 Opera Australia: September/October 2006 English National Opera: October 2006 Hamburg Oper: December 2006/January 2007 Metropolitan Opera: January/May 2007 Angers Nantes Opéra: March 2007 Oper der Stadt Köln: April/May 2007 Scala, Milano: April/May 2007 (conducted by Lothar Koenigs*) Frankfurt Oper: April/May 2007 Washington Opera: May 2007 Osud (Fate) Staatstheater Darmstadt: September 2006 The Excursions of Mr Brouček BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican (London): February 2007 Geneva Opera: 2007/08 season (tbc) The Diary of One Who Disappeared Paris Opera: January/February 2007 Katia Kabanova Opera North: May/June 2007 Royal Opera House: June/July 2007 The Cunning Little Vixen Zurich Opera: October 2006 Deutsche Oper Berlin: November 2006/January 2007 Houston Grand Opera: May 2007 The Makropulos Case Opernhaus Zürich: June 2006 Royal Danish Opera: October/November 2006 Paris Opera: April/May 2007 From the House of the Dead Wiener Festwochen: March 2007 (conducted by Pierre Boulez) Holland Festival: June 2007 (conducted by Pierre Boulez) Aix-en-Provence: Summer 2007 (conducted by Pierre Boulez) Baden-Baden: July/August 2008 (conducted by Pierre Boulez) Oh come on, can anyone please choose to play other composers?

* yes, the one I just saw conducting Lohengrin.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oui, pourquoi ne pas aller fouiller plus profond chez Dvorak, ou jouer Smetana en dehors de Tchéquie.

Le probleme c'est qu'il faut qu'il y en ait un seul qui prenne le risque, aprés c'est tout bon.

Il suffit de voir ce qui s'est passé avec Rusalka, avec la Ville Morte...