The Dude does Carmen
Gustavo Dudamel conducts his first opera in the U.S. and already there are predictions of his going to La Scala: the L.A. Times on "Carmen" at the Hollywood Bowl.
Meanwhile, in Salzburg, Wolfgang Rihm's "Dionysos" had its world premiere and a writeup in the New York Times. Rihm has been saying publicly since the 1990s that narrative librettos are passé; American opera it's not.
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