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NEWSLETTER September 2017
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EDITOR'S NOTES

September heralds the beginning of the 2017/18 season for many opera companies, with much to look forward to over the coming months. Sadly for one company, Houston Grand Opera, the season begins with the need to relocate all of their performances to a new theatre after the Wortham Theater Center was damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

During September Dame Kiri Te Kanawa announced that she would no longer give any public performances after a career that has spanned five decades.

Both of the above stories are covered in our Recent News section.

Michael Sinclair
Editor

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

RECENT NEWS

> The chief executive of English National Opera, Cressida Pollock, is to leave her job three years after she was appointed to rescue the company from financial disaster.
(Telegraph)

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> Houston Grand Opera will be forced to relocate its entire mainstage season following the effects of Hurricane Harvey on its home, the Wortham Theater Center.
(Opera News)

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> World renowned soprano, Kiri Te Kanawa, 73, quits public performance after five-decade career.
(The Guardian)

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
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FEATURED PRODUCTIONS
Photo: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera Photo: ROH / Catherine Ashmore Photo: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera
NORMA
Metropolitan Opera

Radvanovsky, DiDonato, Calleja, Rose, Bradley, Diegel
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LA BOHÈME
The Royal Opera

Fabiano, Car, Kwiecien, Sempey, Tittoto, Mihai
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HIGHLIGHTS DURING OCTOBER 2017
4 Oct Karoline Gruber directs a new production of Prokofiev's The Gambler for the Vienna State Opera. Simone Young conducts. 15 Oct Barrie Kosky directs a new production of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper Berlin.
6 Oct English Touring Opera present the first UK preformance of the 1744 version of Rameau's Dardanus, directed by Douglas Rintoul. 19 Oct The 2017 Wexford Festival gets underway with Cherubini's Medea, conducted by Stephen Barlow and directed by Fiona Shaw.
10 Oct Milan's Teatro alla Scala mounts a new production of Weber's Der Freischütz to be conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. 26 Oct The Bavarian State Opera premieres a new production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro directed by Christof Loy.
Tamerlano at Teatro alla Scala
REVIEWS BY OUR CRITICS
> La fanciulla del West
New York City Opera
by Arlene Judith Klotzko
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> Tamerlano
Teatro alla Scala
by Silvia Luraghi
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> Die Zauberflöte
Theater an der Wien
by Moore Parker
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FEATURED ARTICLE
The Guardian
'Tell me what traditional means'
Richard Jones put Rhinemaidens in fat suits, breathed life into Turnage’s Anna Nicole – now he is directing Covent Garden’s first new production of La bohème for four decades.
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