This January Oper Graz in Berlin presents La Rondine lit by Davy Cunningham and with costumes designed by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, opening January 12th. This is followed by Rigoletto at the Fundacion Opera de Oviedo in Spain, opening January 26th, also lit by Davy Cunningham. In Australia Jon Clark lights a revived production of Krol Rodger for Opera Australia, opening January 20th in Sydney. From January 2oth Opera di Firenze, Florence, is revives David McVicar’s Faust, designed by Charles Edwards and costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel.
In the UK this February, Wyn Davies conducts an Opera North tour of La Cenerentola (Cinderella), opening at the Leeds Grand Theatre on February 16th. Director Irina Brown presents a new production of Chigger Foot Boys with Strong Back Productions, opening at Tara Theatre February 24th. Jon Clark will be lighting a The Winters Tale for the English National Opera, premiering February 27th, while the National Theatre’s Amadeus, also lit by Clark, will be live streamed in cinemas across the UK from February 2nd.
On March 8th the Donmar Warehouse presents a new play, Limehouse, with sets designed by Alex Eales and lit by Jon Clark. Later in the month Alex Eales also designs 4.48 Psychose, staged at the Deutsches Schau Spiel Haus Hamburg, Germany, opening March 24th.
Several shows are opening in the USA in early 2017, including the world premiere of The Invention of Morel, with libretto written and co-directed by Jonathan Moore, opening at The Chicago Opera Theatre on February 18th. At the Nashville Ballet Sergeant Early’s Dream, lit by John B Read, is being revived on February 9th, while the Royal Opera House’s Der Rosenkavalier will transfer to the Metropolitan Opera in April, featuring costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel.