Good news, bad news

kmanonWell, after a fashion… The good news is that Korean National Opera in Seoul is opening a run of Massenet’s Manon on June 25th.  It’s with full orchestra, chorus etc but with only a restricted number of seats for sale.  You can find out a lot more in the latest episode of Screaming Divas on Youtube.  I’m guessing that this will likely be the only live opera on offer anywhere in the world this summer.

The not so good, if entirely unsurprising, news is that the Metropolitan Opera has cancelled it’s fall season.  They are hoping to restart with a gala on New year’s Eve followed by a limited season of mainly revivals of top 10 hits.  It’s a plan but I’m skeptical given the general drift of what’s happening in the US.

ETA: Deutsche Oper Berlin ate doing an open air semi-staged chamber version of Das Rheingold in June.  Details here.

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