Santa Fe Opera Announces 2006 Season

Classic Arts News   Santa Fe Opera Announces 2006 Season
 
The Santa Fe Opera will present five new productions in summer 2006, including the American premiere of Thomas Ads' The Tempest, the company announced.

The season, the company's 50th, will also include a gala concert hosted by mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.

The Tempest, based loosely on Shakespeare's play, has a libretto by playwright Meredith Oakes. It debuted at Covent Garden in February 2004. The Santa Fe production, newly staged by Jonathan Kent, will include three members of the original cast; Alan Gilbert is the conductor.

The other new productions are Bizet's Carmen, starring mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in her Santa Fe debut; Mozart's The Magic Flute, featuring soprano Natalie Dessay in her first appearance as Pamina; Massenet's Cendrillon, with mezzo-sopranos Joyce DiDonato and Kristine Jepson; and Strauss's Salome, with soprano Janice Watson in the title role.

The program for the 50th-anniversary gala concert, scheduled for August 12, 2006, has not yet been announced.


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