Tuning in to Opera - The Melbourne Scene in 2017
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Links: Met / Nova / Palace  Nova dates below - Palace similar but dates & venues currently unavailable. Saariaho, L'amour de Loin, Jan 28 - Feb 8 Verdi, Nabucco Feb 18 - Mar 1 Gounod, Romeo et Juliette Mar 18-29 Dvořák, Rusalka, Apr 22 - May 3 Verdi, La Traviata May 20-31 Mozart, Idomeneo, Jun 17-28 Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin Jul 15-26 Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, Aug 5-16
 OA offers only four operas. Bizet, Carmen May 4-26. Revisit our Bizet and Carmen studies in 2016. Mascagni / Leoncavallo, Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci May 10-20. Szymanowski, King Roger May 9-27 Lehár The Merry Widow Nov 15-25 November.
VO offers seven operas, very different performances Mills, ‘Tis Pity, Feb 4-8 Respighi, The Sleeping Beauty, Mar 11–18 Ernst Toch, The Princess and the Pea, Mar 25 Bellini, La Sonnambula in concert with Jessica Pratt, May 5 Janácek The Cunning Little Vixen, Jun 22 - Jul 1 Waits, The Black Rider, Sep 15-Oct 8 Copland The Second Hurricane, Oct 6-15
La Scala: Madama Butterfly 10, 11, 12, 15 Feb (revisit our 2016 study of Puccini) Royal Opera: Il Trovatore 24, 25, 26 Feb, 1 Mar Opéra de Paris: The Tales of Hoffmann 10, 11, 12, 15 Mar Opera Roma: Tristan und Isolde 24, 25, 26, 29 Mar (revisit our 2016 study of Tristan) Opéra de Paris: Così fan Tutte 31 Mar, 1, 2, 5 Apr Teatro Regio di Torino: Manon Lescaut 21, 22, 23, 26 Apr Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly 28, 29, 30 Apr, 3 May La Scala: The Thieving Magpie  26, 27, 28, 31 May Opéra de Paris: The Snow Maiden 9, 10, 11, 14 Jun Opera di Firenze: Don Carlo 23, 24, 25, 28 Jun Royal Opera: Otello 28, 29, 30 Jul, 2 Aug La Scala: The Abduction from the Seraglio 11, 12, 13, 16 Opéra de Paris: La Cenerentola 18, 19, 20 23 Aug