The 2018/19 Season at Wiener Staatsoper

The busiest opera house on earth (a fact, not an opinion) just announced its 2018/19 season, the second-to-last under the successful intendanz of Dominique Meyer. Among the 50 operas that will light up the stage of the Ringoper, a new production of Richard Strauss’ masterpiece “Die Frau ohne Schatten” is perhaps the highlight. The performances…

Komische Oper’s 2018-19 Season: Metropolis as Metaphor

Weeks after the Lindenoper announced its most exciting season lineup in a long while, the Komische Oper Berlin revealed its ambitious plans for the 2018/19 season at Tuesday’s press conference. The operatic imaginary applied to Paris, Bruges, Lisbon, Berlin, Westphalia and Pakistan. “Metropolis as Metaphor” seems an appropriate slogan for the coming season, Barrie Kosky’s…