When planning a new season of opera, many influences characterise the decisions that are made. Naturally the artistic rationale or philosophy is the fundamental driver, but there are a number of other imperatives which determine the programming choices that one makes...and consultation and discussion with ones colleagues is a major part of this process.
|Così fan tutte to be featured |
in English as part of our
2012 Summer festival of Mozart
We then commence our Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (HOSH) production of La Traviata. This is another festival within our annual structure which is designed to play to as many people as possible and to utilise one of the most spectacular theatres in the world...Sydney Harbour. HOSH reflects in so many ways the culture of Sydney and this spectacular production of La Traviata is a festival event which identifies one of the many ways in which the operatic art form can be presented for twenty-first century audiences. It's big and bold and has an Australian aesthetic which I believe is important to celebrate.
|The Magic Flute: A Metropolitan |
Opera production photo.
© Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera 2009