World premiereRiga. Petersons: Mikhail and Mikhail Play Chess (12 Mar-10 Jun). The significance of chess during the Cold War explored through the 1960 World Championship match between Mihail Tal (Latvia) and Mihail Botvinnik (Soviet Union)
St Petersburg(Mariinsky). Prokofiev: The Gambler (12 Mar).
World premiereHouston(HGO). Gordon: A Coffin in Egypt (14-21 Mar). 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
Tourcoing. Dubois: Aben Hamet (14-18 Mar). Opera in 4 acts (Paris, 1884); Création mondiale en langue française; Libretto: Léonce Détroyatand Achille de Lauzières after the novel 'Les Aventures du dernier Abencèrage' by Chateaubriand // fr Un musulman tombe amoureux d'une chrétienne dans le climat hostile de la Reconquista
Acknowledgements: 'Performances': Moscow(Helikon) - Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - 25 octobre 2012 - ru // 'Companies': La Monnaie/De Munt
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