Weekend Preview (5/12-14) – North America: More ‘Tosca’ Across the Continent; Met Opera Season Comes to End

(Credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera) The final three operas of the Met 2016-17 season.

It is yet another busy opera weekend across North America, with the Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season, the longest running in the country, coming to a close. Here is a rundown of the companies and works they will be presenting on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. As with last weekend’s edition, we will list the companies and corresponding productions.

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Canadian Opera Company: Tosca (Friday, Sunday)

Chicago Lyric Opera: My Fair Lady (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Connecticut Lyric Opera: Tosca (Friday, Sunday)

Florida Grand Opera:  Un Ballo in Maschera (Saturday)

Houston Grand Opera: The Abduction from the Seraglio (Friday)

Intermountain Opera Bozeman: Tosca (Friday, Sunday)

Long Beach Opera: As One (Saturday)

Los Angeles Opera: Tosca (Saturday)

Met Opera:

Michigan Opera Theatre: Cyrano (Saturday)

Minnesota Opera: La Bohème (Saturday, Sunday)

New York Opera Fest:

Opera Colorado:  Lucia di Lammermoor (Friday, Sunday)

Opera Ithaca: La Cenerentola (Friday)

Opera Naples: Die Zauberflöte (Saturday)

Seattle Opera: The Magic Flute (Sunday)

Utah Symphony / Utah Opera: Don Giovanni (Friday, Sunday)

Vancouver Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro (Friday, Saturday)

Washington National Opera: Madame Butterfly (Saturday, Sunday)


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