The 2012-13 San Francisco Opera season has just been announced. Angela Gheorghiu, Patricia Racette, Joyce Didonato, Ben Heppner, Natalie Dessay and Brand Jovanovich headline the season.
Rigoletto Zeljko Lucic/Marco Vratogna, Aleksandra Kurzak/Albina Shagimuratova, Francesco Demuro/David Lomelí. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti and Giuseppe Finzi. Directed by Harry Silverstein.
I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Nicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato. Conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Directed by Vincent Boussard.
Moby-Dick. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Gene Scheer. Stephen Costello, Ben Heppner, Jay Hunter Morris, Morgan Smith, and Jonathan Lemalu. Conducted by Patrick Summers. Directed by Leonard Foglia.
Lohengrin. Brandon Jovanovich, Camilla Nylund, Petra Lang, Gerd Grochowski, and Kristinn Sigmundsson. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Directed by Daniel Slater.
Tosca. Angela Gheorghiu/ Patricia Racette/, Massimo Giordano/Brian Jagde, Roberto Frontali/Mark Delavan. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti and Giuseppe Finzi. Directed by Jose Maria Condemi.
The Secret Garden. Music by Nolan Gasser, Libretto by Carey Harrison. Directed by Jose Maria Condemi.
Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Matthew Polenzani, Natalie Dessay, Alice Coote and Christian Van Horn. Conducted by Patrick Fournillier. Directed by Laurent Pelly.
Così fan tutte. Ellie Dehn, Christel Lötzsch, Heidi Stober, Susannah Biller, Francesco Demuro, Philippe Sly, and Marco Vinco. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Directed by Jose Maria Condemi.
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Music and libretto by Mark Adamo. Sasha Cooke, Maria Kanyova, William Burden, and Nathan Gunn (as Jesus [!]). Conducted by Michael Christie. Directed by Kevin Newbury.