Renée Fleming, Poul Ruders World Premiere, More Set for Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 Season

Classic Arts News   Renée Fleming, Poul Ruders World Premiere, More Set for Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 Season
Next year’s season will kick off June 28 with La Bohème.
Renée Fleming Marc J. Franklin

Santa Fe Opera has announced five mainstage productions—including one world premiere—as part of its upcoming 2019 season. Also among the lineup is Carousel Tony nominee Renée Fleming, who will make her Santa Fe Opera debut with a one-night-only presentation of Letters From Georgia.

Darko Tresnjak will direct the world premiere of The Thirteenth Child, composed by Poul Ruders and featuring a libretto by David and Becky Starobin. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, the opera tells the story of a princess in search of her long-lost brothers. Performances, conducted byPaul Daniel, will begin July 27, 2019.

Fleming will headline the August 10 presentation of Kevin Puts’ Letter From Georgia and Richard Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder under the baton of Music Director Harry Bicket.

The season also includes director Mary Birnbaum’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème (beginning June 28), soprano Lisette Oropesa in a revival presentation of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (beginning June 29), a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte from R.B. Schlather (beginning July 13), and Janáček’s Jenůfa, directed by David Alden and featuring Laura Wilde and Patricia Racette (beginning July 20).

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