We announced our long-awaited 2012–13 season yesterday and even though we are still over 7 months away from our next opening night, we are all getting quite excited about what is in store. You can read complete repertory and casting information here, but for a bit of insight into the highlights of the season, read on to hear what General Director David Gockely is looking forward to the most!
As we announce the 90th season of San Francisco Opera, I wanted to share what really turns me on about what’s ahead in the next year and a half.
The first is the return of mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Romeo in Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece The Capulets and the Montagues. Joyce has reached the top of her profession and I’m sure her Romeo will be a sensation.
[Right: The Capulets and the Montagues. Photo by Wilfried Hosl]
Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick
will be another major event. The composer of Dead Man Walking
has become one of the most beloved and successful opera composers of the last half-century, and Moby-Dick
proves that point. [Left: Moby-Dick
. Photo by Karen Almond]
I am impatient to see and hear Brandon (“The Hunk”) Jovanovich’s first Lohengrin
opposite debuting Swedish soprano Camilla Nylund, and the dueling divas Angela Gheorghiu and Patricia Racette alternating as Tosca. [Right: Brandon Jovanovich. Photo by Cory Weaver]
Spring brings us the delectable Natalie Dessay in all the heroine roles in The Tales of Hoffmann
, and composer Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
featuring Nathan Gunn in the Jesus role will receive its premiere. [Left: Patricia Racette as Tosca. Photo by Scott Suchman]
I'll see ya there!