Holland Shows The Met How To Run An Opera

Tuesday 27th February, 2018

Extract taken from Slipped Disc, written by Norman Lebrecht. Published online on February 22nd, 2018.

Next season at the Met features just four new productions. 

They can’t fit more, apparently, into a drary schedule.

Dutch National Opera has announced its new season.

Twelve new operas.

Including a Stockhausen medley, Kurtag’s forthcoming opera, Donnacha Dennehy’s opera on the life of Gesualdo, the John Adams Golden West reboot, and Enesco’s immortal Oedpie.

Now that’s what we call an opera season.