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Posted at 6:59 AM ET, 02/ 1/2011

WNO announces 2011-12

By Anne Midgette

In Tuesday's Washington Post: The Washington National Opera's next season, created well before the affiliation with the Kennedy Center (which takes effect in July) is announced.

Here's a brief summary: Patricia Racette sings Tosca; WNO gets its first-ever "Nabucco," with a soprano you've not yet heard of (Csilla Boros); Jonathan Miller has not retired yet because we'll see his "Cosí fan tutte" (with Futral and Rhodes); David Alden's "Lucia di Lammermoor" arrives with Sarah Coburn and Lyubov Popova Petrova; and nobody knows who's directing "Werther," but Emmanuel Villaume is conducting. Philippe Auguin conducts everything else but "Tosca": that's Plácido Domingo.

And Plácido Domingo is very busy this week, because with the kind of symbiosis that seems to grow up between two companies with the same general director, over on the West Coast the Los Angeles Opera announced its 2011-12 season today, as well. And they, too, have cut back from their former heights; they're announcing six productions, though evidently LA audiences should also expect a seventh: the 19th-century Hungarian opera "Bank ban" will be added to the roster.

By Anne Midgette  | February 1, 2011; 6:59 AM ET
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Should that be "Lyubov Petrova"?

Posted by: burns2 | February 1, 2011 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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