Theatre directors Harold Prince and Mark Lamos and director choreographer Susan Stroman will be featured in the 2000-2001 season of the New York City Opera. Lamos, the former artistic director of Hartford Stage, is most represented, his name attached to two new productions and two revivals.
The new productions include mountings of Handel's Acis and Galatea and Donizetti's Devereux. The latter, Donizetti's 1837 portrait of Queen Elizabeth and her lover Robert Devereux, begins performances Sept. 12. Acis and Galatea, drawn by Handel from Ovid's "Metamorphosis," commences on March 17, 2001. The Lamos revivals are Puccini's Tosca (beginning March 3, 2001) and Britten's Turn of the Screw (beginning Oct. 3).
Also being revived in 2000-2001 is the Harold Prince-Susan Stroman staging of Mozart's 1787 masterpiece, Giovanni, in which Prince directed and Stroman choreographed. Prince's most recent stage work was Parade, while Stroman is everywhere this season, directing and choreographing Contact and The Music Man (and winning Outer Critics Circle Awards for doing both for both).
Tickets range in price. New York City Opera is located at Lincoln Center, near Broadway and 65th Street. For information, call (212) 496-0600.
-- by Robert Simonson