Metropolitan Opera & Washington National Opera Lead Works & Process’ 2022 Spring Season

By Francisco Salazar
“Works & Process,” the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has announced the spring 2022 season. Here is a look at the operatic workshops that the Guggenheim will offer.

The Washington National Opera will present “Written in Stone” with Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang, and Kamala Sankaram and A.M. Homes. The work is inspired by iconic monuments in Washington, D.C., and the ideals embodied by President Kennedy. “Written in Stone” is a series of intimate short works interwoven into a single evening celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th anniversary. For one night only, prior to the March world premiere, select creators of “Written in Stone” will discuss their creative process with Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. Cast members will also perform highlights illuminating the intimate stories that celebrate diversity and acknowledge the struggles of today’s America.

Workshop Date: Feb. 6, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera presents “Hamlet” by Brett Dean and librettist Matthew Jocelyn. The third Metropolitan Opera premiere in the company’s 2021–22 season, will feature General Manager Peter Gelb as he moderates a discussion with members of the creative team, while cast members present highlights.

Workshop Date: May 9, 2022

Glimmerglass Festival New Works will be presented with Francesca Zambello, the artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Festival, introducing creators and excerpts from the 2022 festival, including a record number of new works.

Workshop Date: May 22, 2022