Vienna State Opera Announces 2005-06 Season

Classic Arts News   Vienna State Opera Announces 2005-06 Season
The Vienna State Opera's 2005-06 season will include a gala concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of its reopening after World War II, the Associated Press reports.

The concert on November 5, which will be broadcast around the world, will feature performances by Plšcido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, and Angelika Kirchschlager, among other opera stars. Conductors will include music director Seiji Ozawa, Chistian Thielemann, and Zubin Mehta.

The program will include excerpts from operas that were performed during the first week of the 1955 season, including Fidelio, Don Giovanni, Der Rosenkavalier, Aida, Die Meistersinger von N‹rnberg, and Die Frau ohne Schatten.

The season will also include new productions of Wagner's Lohengrin, Schoenberg's Moses und Aron, and a double bill of Janšcek's Osud and Puccini's Le Villi. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, the company will present new productions of his Idomeneo and The Abduction From the Seraglio.

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