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 November
21 NovBielefeld. Various: Culinaria (21 Nov).
21 NovWorld premiere London(ENO). Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary (21 Nov-5 Dec). World stage premiere; Libretto: Peter Sellars after Old and New Testament sources, Hildegard of Bingen and 20th-century writers
21 NovMetz. Sauguet: Les Caprices de Marianne (21-23 Nov).
21 NovSassari. Rossini: La scala di seta (21-23 Nov).
21 NovSt Petersburg(Mariinsky). Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer (21 Nov).
21 NovToulouse(Capitole). Britten: Owen Wingrave (21-25 Nov).
21 NovValencia(Artes). Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans (21-23 Nov). Centre de perfeccionament Plácido Domingo
22 NovAmsterdam(CG). Henze: Das Floss der Medusa (22 Nov).
22 NovLos Angeles(Opera). Catan: Florencia en el Amazonas (22 Nov-20 Dec).
22 NovLyon(Operette). Delibes: Lakme (22-23 Nov).
22 NovWorld premiere Paris(Chatelet). Gershwin: An American in Paris (22 Nov-4 Dec). Stage show based on Gershwin music and songs
22 NovWorld premiere Pisa. Colombini: Il Ghetto (22-23 Nov). Opera (1960-63); Libretto: Dino Borlone //
it La persecuzione ebraica, e la Resistenza dei polacchi ebrei a Varsavia nel 1943
23 NovParis(CE). Rossini: Semiramide (23 Nov).
23 NovRennes. Cavalli: Elena (23-27 Nov).
25 NovBrno. Janacek: The Excursions of Mr Broucek (25 Nov).
26 NovVersailles. Hasse: Siroe (26-30 Nov).
28 NovBremen(Theater). Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (28 Nov-30 Dec).
28 NovBudapest(SO). Kacsoh: Janos Vitez (28 Nov-13 Dec).
28 NovHeidelberg(Theater). Jommelli: Fetonte (28 Nov-23 Jan).
28 NovMoscow(Bolshoi). Banevich: The Story of Kai and Gerda (28 Nov-31 Dec). Romantic opera for children in two acts
28 NovPotsdam(Sanssouci). Mozart: Betulia liberata (28 Nov-6 Dec).
29 NovWorld premiere Erfurt(Theater). Fayt: Das schwarze Blut (29 Nov-8 Mar). Oper in drei Akten; Libretto: Marcel Maréchal, after the novel 'Le Sang Noir' by Louis Guilloux
29 NovFreiburg. Handel: Orlando (29 Nov-15 Feb).
29 NovWorld premiere Oslo(DNO). Reinvere: Peer Gynt (29 Nov-17 Jan).
30 NovBonn. Handel: Rinaldo (30 Nov-30 Jan).
 December
02 DecBrno. Hanzlik: La Dafne (2-10 Dec).
03 DecLille. Levinas: Le Petit Prince (3-7 Dec).
03 DecWinterthur. Traetta: Iphigenie auf Tauris (3-5 Dec).
04 DecDessau(Theater). Strauss: Das Spitzentuch der Konigin (4 Dec-3 Jun). Fassung: Felix Losert; Operette in einer Stunde nach Johann Strauß; Klavier: Marius Zachmann
04 DecWien(Kammer). Handel: Rinaldo (4-30 Dec).
05 DecWorld premiere Houston(HGO). Bell: A Christmas Carol (5-21 Dec).
05 DecMassy. Sauguet: Les Caprices de Marianne (5-7 Dec).
05 DecMexico City. Handel: The Messiah (5-7 Dec).
05 DecNashville. Simon: Romulus Hunt (5-7 Dec). 'A Family Opera' (1993); Romulus tries to trick his divorced, ill-matched parents into getting back together
05 DecNew York(LOTNY). Floyd: Markheim (5-14 Dec). Opera in one act (New Orleans, 1966); Libretto: Carlisle Floyd, after a story by Robert Louis Stevenson
05 DecNew York(LOTNY). Floyd: Slow Dusk (5-14 Dec). (Syracuse, 1949)
05 DecRadebeul. Charpentier: Medee (5 Dec-10 Jan).
05 DecWorld premiere Riga. Maskats: Valentina (5 Dec-23 Apr). Libretto: Liāna Langa, after the life of film historian Valentina Freimane
05 DecSassari. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (5-7 Dec).
06 DecBraunschweig. Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (6 Dec-8 Jan).
07 DecAachen. Wuorinen: Brokeback Mountain (7 Dec-22 Jan).
07 DecAnnaberg-Buchholz. Lortzing: Der Weihnachtsabend (7-27 Dec). Liederspiel (Münster 1832)
07 DecWorld premiere Annaberg-Buchholz. Lortzing: Andreas Hofer (7-27 Dec). Liederspiel (unperformed, written 1832) //
Lortzing's last work is a Liederspiel about a Tyrolean freedom fighter who rebels against the Bavarian and French occupation of his homeland
07 DecMünster. Pergolesi: Il maestro di musica (7 Dec).
10 DecNew York(MSM). Bloch: Macbeth (10-14 Dec).
11 DecWorld premiere London(ENO). Lee: The Way Back Home (11-23 Dec). A small boy finds himself stranded on the Moon with a Martian -- will they become friends and help each other home?; Opera for children (5-8+), 40'; Libretto: Rory Mullarkey, after Oliver Jeffers
12 DecWorld premiere Praha(Narodni). Haba: Nova zeme (12 Dec). Semi-staged performance of the opera written in 1934-36, but banned before performance; Libretto: Ferdinand Pujman
12 DecTallinn(Opera). Hindemith: The Long Christmas Dinner (12-14 Dec).
13 DecVersailles. David: Christophe Colomb (13 Dec). Ode-symphonie (1847)
14 DecWien(Theater). Neuwirth: American Lulu (14 Dec).
18 DecCagliari. Tchaikovsky: Gli stivaletti (18-30 Dec).
18 DecClermont-Ferrand. Rakhmaninov: Aleko (18 Dec).
19 DecDresden(SSO). Humperdinck: Konigskinder (19 Dec-25 Jan).
19 DecMalmo. Boulanger: Faust et Helene (19 Dec-10 Jan). Chamber opera (1913) //
Lili Boulanger was just 19 when she won the Prix de Rome for this reworking of the Faust legend after Eugène Adenis' poem
20 DecLeverkusen. Handel: Rinaldo (20 Dec).
21 DecBari. Handel: The Messiah (21-23 Dec).
25 DecBremerhaven. Grieg: Peer Gynt (25 Dec-7 Mar).
27 DecReykjavik(Opera). Thordarson: Ragnheidur (27-28 Dec).
 2015 January
03 JanStrasbourg(Opera). Respighi: La Belle au Bois Dormant (3-9 Jan).
06 JanGenève(Opera). Levinas: Le Petit Prince (6-10 Jan).
08 JanWorld premiere New York(Prototype). Weisman: The Scarlet Ibis (8-17 Jan). The story of Doodle, a disabled boy who discovers the power of imagination over physical limitations; Libretto: David Cote, after the story by James Hurst (1960)
09 JanMilwaukee(FO). Floyd: Wuthering Heights (9-11 Jan).
10 JanFrankfurt(Oper). Britten: Owen Wingrave (10-30 Jan).
10 JanWorld premiere Luzern(Theater). Various: Cantos de Sirena (10 Jan-22 Feb). Musiktheater von La Fura dels Baus mit Kompositionen aus fünf Jahrhunderten in verschiedenen Sprachen
12 JanNürnberg. Campo: Quai West (12 Jan-7 Mar). Premiere of the German-language version
13 JanLos Angeles(Phil). Gruber: Frankenstein (13 Jan). A Pandemonium in 1 act for chansonnier and instrumental ensemble
14 JanReims. Verrieres: Mimi (14-15 Jan).
14 JanWien(Theater). Bellini: La straniera (14-28 Jan).
15 JanBasel. Charpentier: Medee (15 Jan-17 May).
15 JanTorino(Regio). Granados: Goyescas (15-25 Jan).
16 JanMainz. Dusapin: Perela (16 Jan).
16 JanReims. Haydn: Armida (16 Jan).
16 JanTallinn(Opera). Korvits: Butterfly (16 Jan-6 Feb). Opera in 2 acts. (Tallinn, 2013); The dancer Erika, descended from birds, must decide between going south for the winter, or staying in the theatre with her lover; Libretto: Maria Lee Liivak, Lauri Kldoja, after the novel by Andrus Kivirähk
16 JanTourcoing. Bach: Messe en si mineur (16-18 Jan).
17 JanBielefeld. Delius: Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe (17 Jan-3 Apr).
17 JanHannover. Glanert: Caligula (17 Jan-21 Feb).
17 JanWorld premiere Hannover. Battistelli: Lot (17 Jan).
17 JanMilano(Scala). Zimmermann: Die Soldaten (17 Jan-3 Feb).
17 JanOsnabruck. Gurlitt: Soldaten (17 Jan-27 Feb).
17 JanParis(Athénée). Respighi: La Belle au Bois Dormant (17-22 Jan).