UraufführungWürzburg. Stabler: The Colour (24-26 Apr). Marking the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Würzburg by RAF carpet bombing, 16 March 1945; A meteorite falls to Earth and drains and deforms all life around it; Libretto: Hermann Schneider, after the short story The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft
Chicago(COT). Gordon: A Coffin in Egypt (25 Apr-3 Mai). Chamber opera, 70'; 90-year-old Myrtle Bledsoe of Egypt, Texas, looks back in a tale of memory and murder, racism and recrimination; Libretto: Leonard Foglia, after the play by Horton Foote
Bildnachweis: 'Vorstellungen': Gloriana, Phyllida Lloyd / Opera North // 'Opernhäuser': Opéra de Lille
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