Opera Cleveland Announces Inaugural Season

Classic Arts News   Opera Cleveland Announces Inaugural Season
The newly-formed company Opera Cleveland has announced its 2007 inaugural season — which features Salome, La traviata. A Little Night Music, The Turn of the Screw and Tosca.

The spring-to-fall season opens on April 20 with Salome, with soprano Lise Lindstrom in the title role, baritone Stephen Powell as John the Baptist and Paul Nadler conducting.

La traviata opens on June 13, followed by The Turn of the Screw in July and A Little Night Music in August. Performers will be announced at a later date.

Tosca will close out the season in October, conducted by Richard Buckley with soprano Brenda Harris in the title role, Gordon Hawkins as Scarpia and Alfredo Portilla as Cavaradossi. Garnett Bruce, who directed last season's Turandot, returns for Tosca.

Opera Cleveland was formed in April 2006 by the merger of Cleveland Opera and Lyric Opera Cleveland. Cleveland Opera, the larger of the two companies, produced fall, spring and winter seasons at the State Theater in Playhouse Square, while Lyric Opera Cleveland staged a summer season at the Cleveland Playhouse.

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