Posted May 15, 2015

There are plenty of “opera-tunities” this summer in the U.S. Some of the musical highlights including some Wagnerian offerings:

San Francisco Symphony Fidelio (concert) June 25, 26, 28 featuring Nina Stemme AND Beethoven Missa Solemnis June 10, 11, 12 & 13

San Francisco Opera Les Troyens, Nozze di Figaro and La Ciociara (world premiere) dates from June 7 to July 5th

American Bach Soloists (San Francisco)  Handel Mass in B Minor Aug 9, 16

Music at Menlo – for lieder and chamber music fans, Music @ Menlo is devoting its season to the works of Franz Schubert

Ravinia Festival (Highland Park, Illinois) Der fliegende Holländer conducted by James Conlon featuring Amber Wagner, Greer Grimsley and Simon O’Neill August 15th

Tanglewood Festival (Lenox, MA) Mahler Symphony 8 on August 8 , Boston Symphony with Kristine Opoalis August 15

Union Avenue Opera (St. Louis, MO) Götterdämmerung (abreviated version) August 21, 22, 28 and 28

Santa Fe Opera Salome starring Alex Penda and Ryan McKinney July 18, 22, 31 Aug 6, 11, 18, 27 (and a world premiere of Cold Mountain by composer Jennifer Higdon – August 1, 5, 14, 17, 22)

Lincoln Center Festival (New York) Opera in Concert Strauss’ Daphne led by Franz Welser-Möst with an outstanding cast including Andreas Schager, Norbert Ernst, Nancy Maultsby and Ain Anger July 15 and 18. There will also be a performance in Cincinnati

Opera Theater Summerfest Pittsburgh, PA will present Strauss’ Capriccio on July 25, 31 and August 2

Astoria Music Festival Astoria, OR presents Act II of Beethoven’s Fidelio (Emily Pulley and Allan Glassman)  paired with the Triple Concerto on June 21

Information was gleaned from the newest issue of Opera News