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CANADA

The Aldeburgh Connection. (416) 444-3976. www.aldeburghconnection.org. Vase des Fleurs. Brown. Krause, Colvin. Jan 23M. Young Artists Recital. Albino, Gawrachynsky, Estabrooks. Feb 03. Metamorphoses. Paulin, Ainsworth. Mar 13M. Gerald Finley. Apr 14. A Country House Weekend. Huhtanen, Burgess, McGillivray. May 01M. Michael Schade. May 25.

Calgary Opera Association. (403) 262-7286. www.calgaryopera.com. Dead Man Walking (Heggie). Jan 28, Feb 01, 03. Valdine Anderson & Kimberly Barber. Feb 03. Die sieben Todsunden (Weill). Stilwell. Mar 10, 11, 12, 18, 19. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Apr 22, 26, 28. John Tessier. May 05.

Canadian Opera Company. (416) 363-6671. www.coc.ca. La boheme (Puccini). C: Bate; D: McQueen; Des: W. Skalicki: Ctms: A. Skalicki. Kelessidi, Kulekci/Bezduz, Szabo, Viviani, McGillivray, Gleadow, Opthof. Jan 23, 26, 29, Feb 01, 04, 06M, 10, 12. Siegfried (Wagner). C: Bradshaw; D: Girard; Des: Levine; Lght: Finn. Franz, Ginzer, Eglitis, Kunzli, Ejsing, Hunka. Jan 27, 30M, Feb 02, 05, 08, 11. Il trovatore (Verdi). D: Lawless; Des: Dugardyn; Ctms: Pakledinaz. Dimitriu, Mishura, Hyman, Pomakov, Henson, Micallef, Gleadow. Mar 31, Apr 03M, 06, 09, 12, 15, 17. Tancredi (Rossini). C: Crutchfield; D: Bennathan; Des: Paladino; Ctms: Cecchi. Podles, Colvin, Lemieux, Pomakov. Apr 01, 05, 07, 10M, 13, 16.

Edmonton Opera. (780) 424-4040. www.edmontonopera.com. Weill in Weimar, 1924. Mar 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06. Sally Dibblee. Mar 19. Benjamin Butterfield. Apr 16. Porgy and Bess (Gershwin). May 06, 08M.

Manitoba Opera. (204) 780-3333. www.manitobaopera.mb.ca. An Evening in Paris. Feb 26. L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti). C: Biernacki; D: Hodges. Howe, Einfeld, G. Dahl, Hodges. Apr 16, 19, 22.

Off Centre Music Salon. (416) 466-1870. www.offcentremusic.com. Schubertiad. 10th Anniversary of Off Centre Music Salon. Howe, Whicher, Laquerre. Jan 23. German Salon: Voices of the COC. Whalen, McHardy, Collins, MacGillivray, Barrett. Feb 13. One Concert, 6 Debuts: Quebec Bel Canto and Kirov Brass. Martel. Apr 24.

Opera Atelier. (416) 703-3767. www.operaatelier.com. Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)/Acteon (Charpentier). C: Fallis; D: Pynkoski; Chor: Zingg; Des: Gauci; Ctms: Rust D'Eye; Lght: Fraser. Whicher, Sullivan, Paulin, Such, Pudwell, Ainsworth. Apr 22, 23, 24, 29, 30.

L'Opera de Montreal. (514) 985-2258. www.operademontreal.com. Don Pasquale (Donizetti). C: Zeitouni; D: Gately; Des: Fanning; Lght: Prairie. Glavin, Paulin, Powell. Jan 29, 31, Feb 03, 05, 09. Agrippina (Handel). C: Labadie; D: J. Leblanc; Des: Conklin; Ctms: Goldstein; Lght: Gourd. Fortin, Szabo, Gavin, Taylor, Burdette, Polegato. Mar 12, 17, 19, 21, 23. *Carmen (Bizet). C: Labadie; D: Lamos; Des: Yeargan; Ctms: Saint-Aubin. Gubisch, Gietz, Bernstein, Vezina, Teste. May 21, 26, 28, 30, Jun 01, 04M.

Opera de Quebec. (418) 529-4142. www.operadequebec.qc.ca. Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach). C: Queler. Hervieux, Fanning, Boisvert, Martel, Guyot, Boulainne. May 14, 17, 19, 21.

Opera in Concert. (416) 366-7723. www.OperaInConcert.com. The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev). C: Cooper. Grant, Khalil, Winick, Winter, Ainsworth, Aronoff, Coulombe, Dobson, Theule. Feb 06M. Maria Stuarda (Donizetti). C: Cooper. Nesrallah, Piercey, Lalonde, McGillivray, Shaw. Apr 03M.

Opera Lyra Ottawa. (613) 233-9200. www.operalyra.ca. The Telephone/The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti). C: Paterson; D: Dobbin. Mercer, Nesrallah. Jan 15, 17, 19, 22. Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach). C: Paterson; D: Akina. Martel, Kulish, Magisano, Boisvert, Irmiter, Mondieg. Apr 02, 04, 06, 09.

Opera Ontario. (905) 527-7627. www.operaontario.com. Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart). C: Lipton; D: Albano. Butterfield, Charbonneau, Savtchenko. Feb 05 in Kitchener. Feb 12, 17, 19 in Hamilton. Carmen (Bizet). C: Lipton; D: Grant. Raven, Marques, St. Clair Nicholson, Atenbring, Guyot, Rouleau. Apr 16, 21, 23 in Hamilton. Apr 29 in Kitchener.

Opera York. (905) 763 7853. www.operayork.com. La boheme (Puccini). Apr 01, 02, 03. Opera York Annual Gala. Apr 30.

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. (514) 842-9951. www.osm.ca. Messiah (Handel). C: Edwards. Bayrakdarian, Burgess, Hill, Brainerd. Dec 15, 16. Carmina Burana (Orff). C: Lacombe. Dahl, Sutton, Kuebler, Roth. May 03, 04.

Pacific Opera Victoria. (250) 385-0222. www.pov.bc.ca. The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek). C: Vernon; D: Trompert; Des & Ctms: Frankish. Pappas, Huisman, Westman, Haas, Hodges, Blanchet. Feb 10, 12, 17, 19. Tosca (Puccini). C: Vernon; D: Racine; Des & Ctms: Dishaw. Capalbo, Hervieux, Avey, Kelly, Greenwood. Apr 21, 23, 26, 28, 30.

Roy Thomson Hall. (416) 872-4255. www.roythomson.com. Salvatore Licitra. Jan 22. Isabel Bayrakdarian. May 08M.

Royal Opera Canada. (416) 482-6023. www.royaloperacanada.com. Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)/I pagliacci (Leoncavallo). Feb 17, 19, 20M, 22, 24, 26 at the Living Arts Centre. Mar 01, 03, 05, 10, 12 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Apr 21, 23, 24M, 26, 28, 30 at the Living Arts Centre. May 03, 05, 07, 12, 14 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Tafelmusik. (416) 964-6337. www.tafelmusik.org. Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)/Acteon (Charpentier). C: Fallis; D: Pynkoski; Chor: Zingg; Des: Gauci; Ctms: Rust D'Eye; Lght: Fraser. Whicher, Sullivan, Paulin, Such, Pudwell, Ainsworth. Apr 22, 23, 24, 29, 30. Deborah (Handel). C: Taurins. May 05, 06, 07, 08M.

Tapestry New Opera Works. (416) 537-6066. www.tapestrynewopera.com. Over the Japanese Sea (Palmer). Mar 18, 19, in Kingston. **The Shadow (Daniel). Dates in May TBA.

Toronto Operetta Theatre. (416) 366-7723. www.torontooperetta.com. Countess Maritza (Kalman). Dec 26, 27, 28, 28, 29M, 31, Jan 02M, 05M, 07, 08. El barberillo de la Valpies (Barbieri). Feb 17, 18, 19, 20M. The Gondoliers (Sullivan). Apr 21, 22, 23, 24M, 26, 27M, 29, 30.

University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. (416) 978-3744. www.utoronto.ca/music. Opera Tea: Viva Verdi! Jan 16M. Semele (Handel). Music D: Lamon/Ralls; D: Diamond. Mar 04, 05, 11, 12. Operetta and Musical Theatre--Songs we taught your Mother. Apr 23, 24.

Vancouver Opera. (604) 683-0222. www.vanopera.bc.ca. Cosi fan tutte (Mozart). C: Keenan; D: Grant. Selbig, Barber, Brett, Tessier, Berg, Goerz. Mar 12, 15, 17, 19. Un ballo in maschera (Verdi). C: Darlington. Villa, Mattsey, Livengood, Coulombe. Apr 30, May 03, 05, 07.

UNITED STATES

Florida Grand Opera. (305) 854-7890. www.fgo.org. Paul Bunyan (Britten). Jan 08, 11, 14, 16M, 22. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Feb 12, 15, 18, 20M, 26.

Houston Grand Opera. (713) 546-0246. www.houstonograndopera.org. The Little Prince (Portman). Dec 17, 19M. Il trovatore (Verdi). Jan 21, 23M, 26, 29. Feb 01, 04, 06M. Idomeneo (Mozart). Jan 28, 30M, Feb 05, 08, 11, 13M.

Los Angeles Opera. (213) 972-7219. www.losangelesopera.com. La boheme (Puccini). Dec 17, 19. Vanessa (Barber). Nov 27, Dec 01, 04M, 09, 12M, 15, 18. Aida (Verdi). Jan 22, 27, 30M, Feb 02, 05M, 10, 13M, 16, 19. Romeo et Juliette (Gounod). Jan 29, Feb 03, 06M, 09, 12, 17, 20M.

Lyric Opera of Chicago. (312) 332-2244. www.lyricopera.org. *The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek). Dec 18. **A Wedding (Bolcom). Dec 17, 19M, Jan 05M, 08, 12, 14, 17, 21. Fidelio (Beethoven). Jan 18, 22, 26, 30M, Feb 02M, 05, 08, 11, 15, 18, 21. Tosca (Puccini). Jan 31, Feb 04, 06M, 09, 12, 14, 16M, 19, 22, 24M, 26, Mar 01.

Metropolitan Opera. (212) 799-3100. www.metopera.org. Rodelinda (Handel). Dec 15, 18, 22, 27, Jan 01M, 06. Tannhauser (Wagner). Dec 14, 18M. Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach). Dec 16, 20, 23, 30. Jan 04, 08. Kat'a Kabanova (Janacek). Dec 17, 21, 25M, 29, Jan 01. Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Dec 24, 28, 31, Mar 04, 09, 12M, 17. Turandot (Puccini). Jan 03, 07, 26, 29M, Feb 01, 05, 11, 17, 22, 25, 28, Apr 27, 30, May 05. Otello (Verdi). Jan 05, 08M. Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Jan 28, 31, Feb 04, 10, 16, 23, 26. Pelleas et Melisande (Debussy). Jan 29, Feb 02, 05M, 08. Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Feb 03, 07, 12M, 18. La boheme (Puccini). Feb 09, 12, 15, 19M. Nabucco (Verdi). Feb 14, 19, 26M. Mar 02, 05, 08. Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens). Feb 21, 24, Mar 01, 05M.

Sarasota Opera. (941) 953-7030. www.sarasotaopera.org. Don Giovanni (Mozart). Jan 29, Feb 01, 06, 09, 17, 20, 25, Mar 04, 10, 12, 16, 19. Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)/I pagliacci (Leoncavallo). Feb 05, 08, 10, 13, 18, 23, 27, Mar 05, 11, 13, 18. Stiffelio (Verdi). Feb 19, 22, 24, 27, Mar 02, 05, 12. Lakme (Delibes). Feb 26, Mar 01, 03, 06, 09, 13, 17, 19.

Seattle Opera. (206) 389-7600. www.seattleopera.org. Manon Lescaut (Puccini). Jan 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29. Florencia en el Amazonas (Catan). Feb 26, 27, 30, Mar 02, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11, 12.

INTERNATIONAL

AUSTRIA

Wiener Staatsoper. 43-01-51444-2960/2959. www.wiener-staatsoper.at. Nabucco (Verdi). Feb 08, 12, 16. Tosca (Puccini). Jan 07, Feb 18. Simon Boccanegra (Verdi). Dec 16, 19. La traviata (Verdi). Dec 14, 17. *Die tote Stadt (Korngold). Dec 15, 18, 21, 27, 30. Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Dec 31, Jan 01, 03, 05. Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Jan 08, 10. Feb 07. Parsifal (Wagner). Jan 12, 16, 21, Mar 24, 26. Don Giovanni (Mozart). Jan 13, 15, 17, 19. Cosi fan tutte (Mozart). Jan 18, 20, 22, 24. Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Jan 23, 25, 27, 29, Mar 29. L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti). Jan 28. *Norma (Bellini). Feb 05, 10, 15, 21, 26. Tristan und Isolde (Wagner). Feb 09, 13, 20. *Werther (Massenet). Feb 19, 22, 25, 28. Mar 03, 06. Aida (Verdi). Feb 23, 27, Mar 02, 05.

Wiener Volksoper. 43-1-51444-3188/3319. www.volksoper.at. *Irrelohe (Schreker). Dec 17. La cenerentola (Rossini). Dec 18, 22. *Die Herzogin von Chicago (Kalman). Dec 15, 28, Jan 07, 16, 20, 27, Feb 04, 28, Mar 03. *The Sound of Music (Rogers). Feb 26.

FRANCE

Opera National de Paris. 33-1-43-43-96-96. www.opera-de-paris.fr. Il trovatore (Verdi). Dec 17, 21. *Hercules (Handel). Dec 16, 19M, 22, 24, 27. Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Dec 20, 23, 25, 28, 30, Jan 11, 14, 16M, 19, 21, 25, 28, 31, Feb 02, 06M. Otello (Verdi). Jan 17, 20M, 24, 27M, 02, 05, 08, 10. *Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Jan 24, 26, 29, Feb 01, 04, 07, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21. L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). Jan 26, 30M, 02, 06M, 08, 11, 14, 17, 20M, 22.

GERMANY

Bayerische Staatsoper. 49-89-21-85-19-20. www.bayerische.staatsoper.de. Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Dec 17, 21. The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek). Dec 15, 18. La boheme (Puccini). Dec 20, 23, 27. Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Dec 31, Jan 01, 06, 08, Feb 02, 05, 08. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Monteverdi). Jan 03, 05, 08. Cosi fan tutte (Mozart). Jan 09, 12, 16, Mar 13, 18. *Billy Budd (Britten). Jan 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, Feb 01. Ariodante (Handel). Jan 20, 23, 27. Arabella (R. Strauss). Jan 30, Feb 04. Falstaff (Verdi). Feb 06, 12, 15. Tosca (Puccini). Feb 13, 16, 22. Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart). Feb 18, 23, 26, Mar 04. *Rigoletto (Verdi). Feb 21, 24, 27.

Deutsche Oper Berlin. 49-30-34-38-1. www.deutsche-oper.berlin.de. Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Dec 15M, 20M. Aida (Verdi). Dec 10, 14. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Dec 17, Jan 29, Feb 13, 25, Mar 04. *Manon Lescaut (Puccini). Dec 19, 23, 26, 29. La traviata (Verdi). Dec 22, 27, 30, Jan 04, Feb 09, 12, 15. The Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek). Dec 25, Jan 01, 05, 08, 11. La gazza ladra (Rossini). Dec 31, Jan 03. Salome (R. Strauss). Jan 06, 09, 16, 19, 22. Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss). Jan 12, 15, 18. Die Frau ohne Schatten (R. Strauss). Jan 23, 26, Feb 05. Daphne (R. Strauss). Feb 02, 06. Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Feb 03, 07, 10, 18. *From the House of the Dead (Janacek). Feb 22.

Hamburgische Staatsoper. 49-40-35-15-55. www.hamburgischestaatsoper.de. Nabucco (Verdi). Dec 15, 17. Fidelio (Beethoven). Dec 16, 18. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Dec 21, 30, Jan 04, 19, 25, Mar 19, 25. Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Dec 22, 27, 28. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner). Dec 26, 29, Jan 02. *Die Frau ohne Schatten (R. Strauss). Jan 18, 21, 29, Feb 06, 09. La traviata (Verdi). Jan 23, 27, Feb 15, 19. Rigoletto (Verdi). Jan 25, 28, Feb 05, 12. Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Jan 26, 30, Feb 04, 08. *Oliver Twist (Kaul). Feb 06, 11, 12M, 12, 13, 18, 19M, 19, 20, 25, 26M, 26, 27. *Giulio Cesare (Handel). Feb 13, 16, 20, 24, 27, Mar 02, 06, 28, 31. Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Feb 17, 18, 23, 26. Zar und Zimmermann (Lortzing). Feb 21, 22. Der fliegende Hollander (Wagner). Feb 25.

Komische Oper Berlin. 49-30-20-260-0. www.komische-oper-berlin.de. Die Csardasfurstin (Kalman). Dec 25, Jan 26, Feb 20, Mar 04, 24. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Dec 15, 20, Jan 06, 23, Mar 27. *Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich). Jan 05, 14. La boheme (Puccini). Dec 26. La traviata (Verdi). Dec 18. Don Giovanni (Mozart). Dec 21. *Sweeney Todd (Sondheim). Dec 31, Jan 07, 12. *Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart). Dec 27, Jan 04. Die lustige Witwe (Lehar). Dec 17, 22, Jan 09, 22, Feb 27. Fidelio (Beethoven). Dec 23, 28, Jan 02, Mar 26. Carmen (Bizet). Jan 08, 15, 29, Feb 14, Mar 07. Rigoletto (Verdi). Jan 21, 28, Feb 18. *Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Jan 30, Feb 02, 11, 19. Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Feb 01, 13, 25, Mar 05, 13. Le grand macabre (Ligeti). Feb 16, 26.

Oper Frankfurt. 49-69-212-02. www.oper-frankfurt.de. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Mar 26, 28. *Il viaggio a Reims (Rossini). Dec 16, 18, 22, 26, 29, 31. Romeo et Juliette (Gounod). Dec 15, 19M. Tosca (Puccini). Dec 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, Jan 02. La cenerentola (Rossini). Jan 01, 05, 08, 15, 21, 29. Die Frau ohne Schatten (R. Strauss). Jan 09, 13, 20, 23, 30, Feb 10, 17. L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). Jan 14, 16M, 19, 22, 28, Mar 05, 12, 19. Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Feb 01, 05. Faust (Gounod). Feb 06, 09, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 25, 27. Curlew River (Britten). Feb 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25. Volo di notte/Il prigioniero (Dallapiccola). Feb 24, 26.

Staatsoper Unter der Linden. 49-30-20-35-4-0. www.staatsoperberlin.de. *Carmen (Bizet). Dec 19, 22, 26, Mar 20, 23. Turandot (Puccini). Dec 16, 18, 21, Jan 08, 11, 14, 16, 19. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Dec 23, 28, 30, Jan 01, 02, 07, 09. Cosi fan tutte (Mozart). Jan 21, 23, 26, 29, 31, Feb 04, 08. *Kat's Kabanova (Janacek). Jan 22, 27, 30, Feb 03, 06, 09, 11. *Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Monteverdi). Feb 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28. *Dido and Aeneas (Purcell). Feb 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.

NETHERLANDS

De Nederlandse Opera. 31-20-551-8922. www.dno.nl. Lucio Silla (Mozart). Dec 21, 24, 26M, 29. Tea (Dun). Jan 04, 06, 08, 09M, 11, 12. Gotterdammerung (Wagner). Jan 29, Feb 01, 04, 07, 10, 14, 17.

SWITZERLAND

Grand Theatre de Geneve. 41-22-418-30-00. www.geneveopera.ch. Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Dec 19M, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31. L'Orfeo (Monteverdi). Jan 20, 21, 23M, 25, 27, 29, 31, Feb 02, 03. *Tristan und Isolde (Wagner). Feb 10, 13M, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28.

UNITED KINGDOM

English National Opera. 44-20-7836-0111. www.eno.org. Semele (Handel). Dec 16, 18. The Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan). Dec 17, Jan 20, 22M, 22, 29, Feb. 2, 4, 10, 12, 15. A Child of our Time (Tippett) Jan 21, 28. La clemenza di tito (Mozart) Feb 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19, 24, 28. The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Feb. 16, 18, 25.

Royal Opera. 44-20-7240-1200. www.royalopera.org. Das Rheingold (Wagner). Jan 04, 07, 10. Turandot (Puccini). Jan 15, 17, 20, 22, 26, Feb 01, 05, 07, 12M. La traviata (Verdi). Jan 29, 31, Feb 04, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 15. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Feb 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, 28.

Compiled by B. Krsek. Legend: D: stage director; C: conductor; Des: designer; Ctms: costumes; Lght: lighting; Chor: choreographer; *new production; **world premiere; ***national premiere; Op: opening date; M: matinee. Information correct as of Nov 15, 2004. Programs subject to change.
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