Armide Gluck De Nederlandse Opera
C: Bolton; Gauvin, An-toun, Strobos, Guintans, Foster-Williams, Montague, Droy, Neven Jul.
SAN FRANCISCO A San Francisco Opera production in association with Lyric Opera of Chicago and De Nederlandse Opera
of an opera in two acts, with music by John Adams, libretto by Peter Sellars adapted from original sources.
Built on a spectacular site, the hall that houses Amsterdam's De Nederlandse Opera
is both an eyesore and an acoustical nightmare.
Soprano Joyce El-Khoury took over a whole run of Traviata Violettas at the De Nederlandse Opera
last spring when Marina Poplavskaya cancelled after opening night.
production in association with NPS-Television, De Nederlandse Opera
, NVC Arts.
Last spring at De Nederlandse Opera
, she was scheduled to sing just two performances of Violetta, but was awarded nine after Russian soprano Marina Poplavskaya withdrew from Willy Decker's production of La traviata.
This set brings the two operas together from a 2011 revival of the production at De Nederlandse Opera
, with Marc Minkowski and Les Musicians du Louvre Grenoble and two different French sopranos in the title roles: Mireille Delunsch in Iphigenie en Tauride and Veronique Gens in Iphigenie an Aulide.
and reprising Violetta for Opera Theatre de Saint-Etienne and De Nederlandse Opera
Meanwhile, what turned out to be the sensation of the festival, direct from the Canadian Opera Company, was being set up around the corner in the Grand Theatre de Provence: Director Robert Lepage's production of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, a co-production of the COC, Aix, De Nederlandse Opera
and Opera national de Lyon.
German conductor Ingo Metzmacher, in his last season as Chief Conductor of De Nederlandse Opera
, leads with drill-sergeant precision and unfailing visionary zeal.
In April, she appeared in John Beckwith's The Shivaree with Toronto's Opera in Concert, and in July, she made her New York debut in another all-girl show, the multimedia opera Writing to Vermeer, which De Nederlandse Opera
brought to the New York State Theater for the work's U.