Weekend Preview USA (8/18-20): Seagle Music Colony Concocts ‘My Fair Lady,’ While Glimmerglass, Santa Fe, Etc. Finish Out Runs

By David Salazar

If you read last weekend’s preview, this week’s might look awfully familiar. The reality? A lot of the same companies are going strong and showcasing the same repertoire.

But before we dive into those, let’s look at the new addition of the weekend, Seagle Music Colony’s production of “My Fair Lady,” which will play on Friday throughout the day. The Bard Summerscape Festival will also showcase Stanisław Moniuszko’s “Halka” with Amanda Majeski.

As for those who missed last week’s shows, here is what those same companies are offering yet again.

The Glimmerglass Festival comes to a close with performances of “Xerxes” and “Robin Hood” on Friday, “Porgy and Bess” and “The Siege of Calais” on Saturday and “Oklahoma!” on Sunday.

Wolf Trap Opera’s slate includes “The Juniper Tree” and “Bastianello” on Saturday, while West Edge Opera will feature performances of “L’arbore di Diana” and “Hamlet” that same day.

Seattle Opera continues its run of “Madame Butterfly” on Saturday and dell’Arte Opera Ensemble showcases Cavalli’s “La Calisto” on Saturday and Sunday afternoon while also showcasing “The Cunning Little Vixen” on Saturday night.

Over at Santa Fe Opera, audiences can get a chance to see the rarely performed Rimsky-Korsakov “The Golden Cockerel” on Friday and “Die Fledermaus” on Sunday (Despite my opening paragraph, neither of these two productions played last weekend with Santa Fe).