[“After a season or more of absence, the following singers will appear again at Wiener Staatsoper for the 16/17 season.” – Oh, look! It’s screaming fangirl Bingo! (although for some of them, I’d wander across the square to TADW where I can keep my eyes open.]
While Theater an der Wien still has not revealed their 16/17 season line-up (I will likely be flailing for days on end in excitement when that finally happens), the Wiener Warhorse Opera has deigned itself to annouce the new productions for 2016/17.
And some returning all-stars. *bites fist*
So… Minkowski conducting “Armide”, YES PLEASE.
(Can we have Gaëlle Arquez in pants and sneakers again? Ah, I forgot. That only happens across the street.)
“Falstaff” for Gianattanasio and Lemieux, probably.
(stagings: oh look! It’s the Underwhelmed Fangirl Bingo!)
But back to Screaming Fangirl Bingo:
Also of interest: Westbroek in “Lady Macbeth of Mzensk” (April ’17) and possibly “Fanciulla del West” (November ’16) at which I would squint imagining a Wagner Western with a gunslinger Valkyrie.
Pieczonka in Jan/Feb ’17 for two Toscas (couldn’t it have been something like the Kaiserin?!). Around the same date: Iris Vermillion as Herodias (though whom am I kidding, I’d go to an evening called “Vermillion reads the Vienna phone book”) and Marlis Petersen in the Massenet “Manon” in November ’16 (why are the smart sopranos tempting me into “Manon” at the moment? Universe, what are you trying to tell me?!) and the Reimann “Medea” in April 17 (God YES please).
Also, why is this a soprano list? Do I need to admit myself to a certain hillside place?
(Kate Lindsey as Cherubino (spring ’17). kind-of-mezzo: Waltraud Meier als Klytämnestra in “Elektra” , June ’17, but why couldn’t it have been the Chéreau? OTHER Staatsopern manage that)