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Albert Lortzing (1801)
Ned Rorem (1923)
Zbigniew Rudziński (1935)
Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1801)
Ferdinand Hiller (1811)
Emmerich Kálmán (1882)
Tito Gobbi (1913)
Sena Jurinac (1921)
Luciano Berio (1925)
Rainer Kunad (1936)
Cheryl Studer (1955)
Giuseppe Maria Orlandini (1760)
Charles Lecocq (1918)
Franz Lehár (1948)
L'europe galante (Campra; 1697)
La donna del lago (Rossini; 1819)
Der Zigeunerbaron (Strauss; 1885)
World premiereNew York(BAM). Hearne: The Source (22-25 Oct). A visual and sonic installation examining the personal and media reactions to Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning's leaks of classified documents to Wikileaks and subsequent arrest; Libretto: Mark Doten
St Petersburg(Mariinsky). Berlioz: Les Troyens (22 Oct).
Wexford. Mariotte: Salome (22-31 Oct). Tragédie lyrique in 1 act (Lyon, 1908); Libretto after the French play 'Salomé' by Oscar Wilde
London(Linbury). Rossini: La scala di seta (23-24 Oct). Jette Parker Young Artists fully staged performance
World premiereVancouver(Opera). Weisensel: Stickboy (23 Oct-7 Nov). Libretto: Shane Koyczan, after his autobiography
Wexford. Cagnoni: Don Bucefalo (23 Oct-1 Nov). Dramma giocosa in three acts (Milano, 1847)
Acknowledgements: 'Performances': Drot og Marsk; Kasper Holten (prod), Den Jyske Opera, 2000 // 'Companies': Switzerland map, detail (c) Operabase 2005
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