Monday, February 2, 2009

Tis the season!

Thats right, time to announce AOT's 2009-2010 season! Next year we will present a core subscription season of three Baltimore shows. Outside of that we will have several projects in Baltimore, Washington, and New York. It is a busy season in this tough time, and I look forward to writing more about that thought soon.

AOT 2009-2010

November 2009
Kurt Weill's
AMERICAN REQUIEM
(Mahagonny Songspiel, Happy End Songspiel, The Seven Deadly Sins, The Berlin Requiem)

Featuring two time Grammy Award winning soprano SYLVIA MCNAIR!

January 2010
Georges Bizet's
LE CABARET DE CARMEN

A revival of AOT's intoxicating version of the classic opera - called "smashing...fresh, inventive, invigorating" by the Baltimore Sun.

April 2010
G.F. Handel's
JEPHTHA

Handels last and finest dramatic work brought to life in a rare and powerful staging.


Subscriptions will become available in April 2009, so be on the look out. And I will write a lot more on each of these productions in the coming months.

Other projects AOT has in the works include:

ANNUNCIATION/VISITATION
This is a staging of George Crumb songcycles combined with the Lecons de Tenebres of Francois Couperin that AOT will premier at Indiana University. We hope to bring this production to Baltimore audiences next season as well.

THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER
AOT recently received a large grant from the NEA to present John Adam's controversial and epic opera at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. There are a lot of details to work out still, but I am hoping to make the project a reality.

I'm currently in Bloomington, IN working on a production of Handel's most famous opera Giulio Cesare. And, because I just can't contain my excitement about these things, I will also announce now that we plan to open our 2010-2011 Baltimore subscription series with...GIULIO CESARE. A great work, with tremendous music (the greatest Handel hits), and a compelling story to tell.



2 comments:

John Bowen said...

Looks like a great season, Tim. And it looks like 2010-2011 will be a great season for Handel lovers in Baltimore, because Opera Vivente will be presenting Rinaldo in the 1731 version as our middle show that season.

Timothy Nelson said...

That great! Can never be too much Handel, and Rinaldo is such a great piece. I can't wait to see what you do with it!