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Festivals to go: ... summer festivals.

Nothing restores body and soul like a good vacation--except, of course, a good vacation with some nights at the opera. To help you plan your restorative getaway, we present our annual survey of summer festivals in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Our only advice--set your plans and book your seats as early as you can.

CANADA

ALTAMIRA NO-LOAD OPERA CONCERTS, Molson Stage, 235 Queen's Quay W., Toronto, ON. Details TBA. For information, please contact the Canadian Opera Company at (416) 363-6671.

BANFF ARTS FESTIVAL, Box 1020, Theatre Complex, Banff, AB T0L 0C0. (800) 413-8368. Kopernikus: rituel de mort (Vivier). D: Nordey; C: Rophe; Des: Clolus; Lght: Morgenthaler. Casting TBA. Aug 16, 18, 19. At Eric Harvie Theatre.

THE ELORA FESTIVAL, 33 Henderson St., P.O. Box 990, Elora, ON N0B 1S0. (519) 846-0331. The Three Conductors Opening Night. Sam Wong conducts Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Yves Abel conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 36 and Noel Edison conducts Bruckner's Te Deum. With the Elora Festival Singers, Elora Festival Chorus and Elora Festival Orchestra. Soloists to be announced. Jul 14. L'Histoire du Soldat (Stravinsky). C: Abel. Jul 16. Vespers (Rachmaninoff). C: Edison. Elora Festival Singers. Jul 20. Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn). C: Edison. Elora Festival Singers and Elora Festival Orchestra. Jul 29.

FESTIVAL VANCOUVER, 4255 West 12 Ave., Vancouver, BC V6R 2P8. 604-221-0080. www.festivalvancouver.bc.ca. Barbara Bonney. C: Lockhart. Jul 29. Barbara Bonney in recital. Jul 31. Orfeo (Monteverdi). C: Stubbs & O'Dette; D: Abdy & Hyams. Agnew, LeBlanc, Hargis, Hall, Pudwell, Fredericksen, Hite. Aug 01, 03, 04. Curlew River (Britten). C: Pullan; D: Gonzalez-Risso. Butterfield, Pedrotti, Duncan. Aug 09M, 10, 12M. Game Misconduct (Uyeda). C: Wave; D: Leyshon. Dibblee, Breier, Stilwell, Margisano, Dahl, McIntosh. Aug 11, 13, 15, 17, 19.

GUELPH SPRING FESTIVAL, P.O. Box 1718, Guelph, ON N1H 6Z9. (519) 821-3210. Tickets available from the box office in early March. The second concert in the Chamber Series will feature a new work commissioned by the festival from Canadian composer Omar Daniel, with an original text from writer Anne Michaels. Also in the program: songs by Gershwin (arranged by Phil Dwyer), Kagel's five pieces RRRRR (for piano, soprano and clarinet/bass clarinet) and Irwin Schulhoff's Sonata for Saxophone and Piano. Featured performers: Andrew Burashko (piano), Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Phil Dwyer (saxophone and organ) and an ensemble drawn from Burashko's Chamber Music Unlimited and musicians selected by the festival. May 29 at 8:00 PM at the River Run Centre. A chat with composer Omar Daniel at 7:30 will be open to the public.

HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Box 1000, Huntsville, ON P0A 1K0. (800) 663-2787. Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta. C: Stratton. Soloists from the University of Toronto Opera School. Jul 14. Grandview Inn, Hwy 60.

SHAW FESTIVAL, (Box Office) Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0. (800) 511-7429. She Loves Me (Bock). D: Hodgman. Opens May 09, closes Oct. 29. Musical Reading series: Two lunch-time musical programs performed by the cast of She Loves Me, adapted and directed by the Shaw's music director Paul Sportelli: Salute to Cole Porter, a songbook of standards and surprises by one of America's greatest songwriters. Aug 12. Sadie Thompson, a one-act version of Vernon Duke's 1944 musical. Sep 15.

STRATFORD FESTIVAL, P.O. Box 520, Stratford, ON N5A 6V2. (519) 273-1600 or (800) 567-1600. Fiddler on the Roof (Bock). C: Carrihre; D: Schulman. Barsky, Carver, Goad, Hutton, Love, Masswohl, Michailidis, Skidmore, Therriault, Tova, Walsh. Previews start May 6. Opening Jun 02, runs to Nov 04. Patience (Sullivan), in concert. C: Carrihre; D: Hill. Ashton, Barsky, Dow, Fulton, Gordon, Masswohl, McNamara, Ross, Skidmore, Tova. Previews start Jul 11. Opens Jul 28, runs to Oct 13.

UNITED STATES

ASH LAWN-HIGHLAND SUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902. (804) 293-4500. Don Giovanni (Mozart). Jun 24, 25, Jul 01, 02, 26, 30, Aug 04, 13. Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Jun 22, 23, 28, Aug 02, 06, 09, 11. Oklahoma! (Rodgers and Hammerstein). Jun 08, 09, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, Aug 01, 03, 05, 08, 10, 12.

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, 2 Music School Rd., Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3254. www.aspenmusicfestival.org. The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky). C: Gilbert; D: Berkeley. Jul 11, 13, 15. Golem (Casken). C: TBA; D: Berkeley. Jul 27, 29. Il Trittico (Puccini). C: Rudel; D: Berkeley. Aug 15, 17, 19. All operas presented in the Wheeler Opera House.

BERKSHIRE OPERA COMPANY, 297 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. (413) 443-7400. In Concert: An evening with Maureen O'Flynn and Stephanie Blythe. Jun 03 at Ozawa Hall. I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Bellini). C: Revzen; D: Graham; Lght: Lincoln. Krull, Summers, Chellis. Jul 01, 03, 06, 08, 10. Don Giovanni (Mozart). C: Revzen; D: Guarino; Lght: Lincoln. Powell, Rosales, Brecher, Gurevich, Zukerman, Greenwald. Aug 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31, Sep 02. Both operas take place at Koussevitzky Arts Center at Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield.

CENTRAL CITY OPERA, 621 17th St., Ste. 1625, Denver, CO 80293. (303) 292-6700 or (800) 851-8175. Candide (Bernstein). C: France; D: Danner. Burden, Scheer, Paris. Jul 01, 05M, 07M, 09M, 14, 16, 20, 22M, 26M, 29, Aug 01M, 03M, 05M, 08, 12. La Traviata (Verdi). C: Alsop/Baril; D: Ehrman. Jennings, Corman, Youngblood. Jul 08, 12M, 18, 22, 25M, 28, 30M, Aug 02M, 04M, 06M, 08M, 10, 12M. Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc). C: Moriarty; D: Cazan. Woods, Castle, Golden, McMillan, Baer, Youngblood. Jul 15, 19M, 21M, 23M, 27, 29M, Aug 01, 05, 09M, 11, 13M.

CHAUTAUQUA OPERA COMPANY, P.O. Box 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722. (716) 357-6200. La Rondine (Puccini). Jul 07, 10. Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss). Jul 21, 24. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Aug 04, 07. Street Scene (Weill). Aug 18, 21.

THE CINCINNATI OPERA, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45210-2291. (513) 241-2742. Salome (R. Strauss). Jun 22, 24. Cinderella (Rossini). Jun 29, Jul 01. Pelleas et Melisande (Debussy). Jul 13, 15. Aida (Verdi). Jul 14, 19, 22.

COLORADO OPERA FESTIVAL, P.O. Box 1484, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. (719) 473. 0073. Stand Up Opera with B.J. Ward. June 05. Acis and Galatea (Handel). Teske, Heidenreich, Beattie. Jun 18, 20M. Madama Butterfly (Puccini). C: Teske; D: Jenkins. Gibson, Thomsen, Simpson, Ballard, Beattie, Thoma, Lowery, Steele. Jul 23, 25M, 28, 31M.

DES MOINES METRO OPERA, 106 West Boston Ave., Indianola, IA 50125-1836. (515) 961-6221. Free evening of opera. Ensembles and arias at Barnes & Noble as a fundraising event for DMMO and DMMO's apprentice artist program, performed by apprentice artists. Jun 02. All productions conducted and directed by artistic director Dr. Robert L. Larsen. Performances are held at the Blank Performing Arts Center on the campus of Simpson College in Indianola. Norma (Bellini). Whisnant, Jones. Jun 23, 25M, 30, Jul 05, 08, 14. Orphee aux Enfers (Offenbach). Jun 24, Jul 02M, 07, 11, 16M. The Consul (Menotti). Jul 01, 06, 09M, 12, 15. Stars of Tomorrow concert. Performed by apprentice artists and accompanied by DMMO's resident orchestra. Jul 13 at Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake University campus in Des Moines.

GLIMMERGLASS OPERA, P.O. Box 191, Cooperstown, NY 13326. (607) 547-2255. La Boheme (Puccini). C: Robertson; D: Robinson; Des: Moyer; Ctms: Schuette; Lght: Collins. Nassief, Hernandez. Jul 07, 09M, 15, 23M, 27, Aug 01M, 05, 07M, 11, 17, 19M, 25, 27M. The Glass Blowers (Sousa). C: DeMain; D: Alden; Des: Conklin; Ctms: Berry; Lght: McCullough. Lentz. July 08, 10M, 16M, 28, Aug 03, 05M, 13M, 19, 22M, 28M. Salome (R. Strauss). C: Robertson; D: Major; Des: Jackness; Ctms: Stegmeir. Byrne, Riegel. Jul 24M, 30M, Aug 04, 08M, 12M, 14M, 20M, 24, 26. Acis and Galatea (Handel). C: Jenkins; D: Lamos; Des: Steinberg; Ctms: Hoffman; Lght: Wierzel. McVeigh, Brandes. July 29, 31M, Aug 06M, 10, 12, 15M, 18, 21M, 26M, 29M.

LAKE GEORGE OPERA FESTIVAL, P.O. Box 2172, Glen Falls, NY 12801. (518) 793-3858. Cosi fan Tutte (Mozart). C: Verzatt; D: Beckwith. Jun 29, Jul 03M, 06, 09M. Il Matrimonio Segreto (Cimarosa). C: Bergeson; D: LoSchiavo. Jun 30, Jul 02M, 05, 08M.

LYRIC OPERA CLEVELAND, P.O. Box 606198, Cleveland, OH 44106-0698. (216) 231-2484. Over the Moon (Sullivan). Jun 21, 24, 25M, 29, Jul 01. The Crucible (Ward). Jul 12, 13, 15, 16M. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Jul 26, 29, 30M, Aug 03, 04, 05, 06M.

NEW YORK GRAND OPERA, 154 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. (212) 245-8837. Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi). Jun 28. La Forza del Destino (Verdi). Jul 19. Don Carlo (Verdi). Aug 9. C: La Selva (all performances). 7:30 p.m. on the Central Park Summer Stage. Opera in the Ozarks, P.O. Box 127, Eureka Springs, AK 72632. (501) 444-7300. La Traviata (Verdi), The Little Flute (adapted from Mozart's Die Zauberflote) Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten). June 23 to July 15.

OPERA THEATER OF SAINT LOUIS, P.O. Box 191910, Saint Louis, MO 63119-7910. (314) 961-0644. Treemonisha (Joplin). C: Huard; D: Levine; Des: Harrison; Ctms: Taswell. Clark, Macmillan, Granner, Short, Smith, Parker, Kent, Nelson, Brownlee. May 20, 24, 26, Jun 01M, 03, 08, 11, 14M, 17M, 20, 24. La Traviata (Verdi). C: Lord; D: Major; Des: Mountain. Lehman, Dunleavy, Bellemer, Burns, Betty. May 25, 27, 31, Jun 02, 06, 09, 14, 18, 21M, 24M. Radamisto (Handel). C: Llewellyn; D: Robinson; Des: Moyer; Ctms: Pakledinaz. Angel, Meek, Miller, Bender, Evitts. Jun 04, 07, 10, 13, 16, 22. The Tale of Genji (Miki). C: Bedford; D: Graham; Des & Ctms: Asakura. Ulrich, Comeaux, Gayer, Troxell, Wentzel, Miller, Chambers. Jun 15, 17, 21, 23, 25.

THE SANTA FE OPERA, P.O. Box 2408, Santa Fe, NM 87504.2408. (505) 986-5900 or (800) 280-4654. www.santafeopera.org. Rigoletto (Verdi). C: Buckley; D: Melbye. Josephson, Futral, Thompson/Clark e, Aceto, West, Montgomery, Williams. Jun 30, Jul 05, 08, 14, 21, 31, Aug 08, 12, 14, 18, 22, 26. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). C: Montgomery; D: Steingraber. Relyea, Wyn-Davies, Mellor, Schumeckenbecher, DiDonato, Howells, Siena, Langan/Travis. Jul 01, 07, 12, Aug 01, 05, 07, 15, 19, 23, 25. Ermione (Rossini). C: Pido; D: Miller. Pendatchanska, Banks, Mingardo, Kunde, Castronovo. Jul 15, 19, 28, Aug 03, 09, 17. Elektra (R. Strauss). C: Crosby; D: Copley. Johnson, Anthony, Forst, Grimsley. Jul 22, 26, Aug 04, 10, 16, 24 Venus and Adonis (Henze). C: Bradshaw; D: Kirchner. Flanigan, Daszak, West. Jul 29, Aug 02, 11.

SEATTLE OPERA, P.O. Box 9248, Seattle, WA 98109. (206) 389-7600. www.seattleopera.org. Das Rheingold (Wagner). C: Jordan; D: Wadsworth; Des: Lynch; Ctms: Pakledinaz; Lght: Kaczorowski. Joll, Fink, Harper, Kazaras, Blythe, Plette, Milling, Andrasy, Studebaker, Courtney, Maultsby, Saffer, Phillips, Tucker. Aug 04, 11. Die Walkure (Wagner). C: Jordan; D: Wadsworth; Des: Lynch; Ctms: Pakledinaz; Lght: Kaczorowski. Eaglen, Joll, Blythe, Wray, Baker, Milling, Pulley, Sand, Rabiner, Roderer, Plette, Tucker, Dry, Phillips. Aug 05, 08, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25.

SPOLETO FESTIVAL U.S.A., P.O. Box 704, Charleston, SC 29402. (843) 723-0402. www.spoletousa.org. Luisa Miller (Verdi). D: Alden. At Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. May 26, 29, Jun 04, 09. Iphigenie en Tauride (Gluck). C: Sloane; D: Leiser and Caurier. Jun 03, 10. At Dock Street Theater. The Silver River (Sheng). May 26, 27. At Garden Theatre. Running Man (Murray). Jun 08. At Garden Theater.

TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL, Boston Symphony, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston MA 02115. (617) 266-1492; 1-888-266-1200. www.bso.org. Boston Symphony will give 22 concerts throughout the summer, featuring an internationally acclaimed lineup of guest artists, including Barbara Bonney. Jul 22. Falstaff (Verdi). C: Ozawa; D: Kneuss. Goerke, Swenson, Vargas, Del Carlo, Coulombe, McHardy. Jul 30, 31. War Requiem (Britten). C: Ozawa. Goerke, Quasthoff, Griffey. Aug 06. The Seiji Ozawa Hall recital and chamber-music schedule for 2000 includes Thomas Quasthoff. Aug 08. Ninth Symphony (Beethoven). C: Haitink. Brewer, Maultsby, Leech, Hagen. Aug 27.

UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA COMPANY, P.O. Box 3489, Logan, UT 84323-3489. (801) 750-0300. Carmen (Bizet). C: Henderson; D: Shouse. Jul 13, 20, 22M, 27M, 29, Aug 02, 04. Giulio Cesare (Handel). C: Steichen; D: Carroll. Jul 14, 19, 21, 27, 29M, Aug 03M, 05. The Mikado (Sullivan). C: Keltner; D: Gately. Jul 15, 20M, 22, 26, 28, Aug 03, 05M. Musica Magnifica. Featuring the Utah Festival Opera Company Ensemble, soloists and orchestra. Jul 28M. Opera a la Carte. Featuring the Utah Festival Opera Company young artists. Aug 04M.

WOLF TRAP OPERA COMPANY, 1624 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182-2063. (703) 255-1935. www.wolftrap.org. All performances take place at The Barns of Wolf Trap unless otherwise noted. L'Italiana in Algeri (Rossini). C: Jackson; D: Canty. Perez, Winograde, Shelton, Tappan, Burdette, Bartholomew, Phares. Jun 23, 25M, 27, 30. L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). C: Fallis; D: Keller. Watters, Bartholomew, Maniaci, Perez, Phares, Cutler, Scully, Shammash, Christy, Parker, Jones, Tappan. Jul 21, 23M, 25. Multi-singer Recitals at The Barns. Jun 24, Aug 04. Don Giovanni (Mozart). C: Crout; D: Molnar. Chambers, Cutler, Parker, Christy, Jones, Burdette, Watters, Winograde. Aug 17, 19. A the Filene Center.

INTERNATIONAL

AUSTRIA

BREGENZER FESTSPIELE, Postfach 311, A-6901 Bregenz. 011-43-5574-4920-223. www.bregenzerfestspiele.com. Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi). C: Viotti; D: Jones & McDonald. Berti/O'Mara/ Rojas, Hunka/Pyatnychko, Tamar/ Whitehouse, Fiorillo/Zaremba, de la Merced/Petersen, Kotchinian, Iturralde. Jul 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, Aug 02, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20. The Golden Cockerel (Rimsky-Korsakov). C: Fedoseyev; D: Poutney. Rydl, Worle, Clarke, Fink, Wulkopf, Lorenz, Martinez, Boog. Jul 20, 23, 27, 30, Aug 03.

SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE, Postfach 140, A-5010 Salzburg. 011-43-662-84-45-01. www.salzburgfestival.at. Les Troyens (Berlioz). C: Camberling; D: Wernicke. Villars/Ketilsson, R. Braun, Martirossian, Lloyd, Levinsky, Le Roi, Polaski, Naef. Jul 24, 28, Aug 01, 04, 07, 11, 27, 30. Iphigenie en Tauride (Gluck). C: Bolton; D: Guth. Graham, Hampson, Groves, Rouillon, Schalaeva. Aug 02, 06, 09, 12, 14, 17, 20, 24, 26. Medee (Cherubini). C: Mackeras. Sigmundsson, Schafer, Schade, Denoke, Burgess. Aug 03, 06. Tristan und Isolde (Wagner). C: Abbado; D: Gruber. Heppner, Salminen, Meier, Struckmann, Lukas, Lipovsek, Workman. Aug 05, 08, 12, 15, 19. Saul und David (Nielsen). C: Schonwandt. Hale, Ainsley, Anderssen, Nielsen, Hangland, Stene. Aug 05. Don Giovanni (Mozart). C: Maazel; D: Ronconi. Furlanetto, Pape, Fleming, Mescheriakova, Lloyd, Koch, Workman, Roth. Aug 09, 13, 18, 21, 24. L'Amour de Lion (Saariaho). C: Nagano; D: Sellars. Upshaw, Hunt, D. Croft. Aug 15, 19, 22, 27, 30. The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky). C: Gergiev. Domingo, Putilin, Gerello, Diadkova, Gorchakova. Aug 16. La Belle Helene (Offenbach). C: Petijean; D: Wernicke. Badea, Duesing, V. Braun, Elias, Black, Jones, Doghan, Gubisch. Aug 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28. Idomeneo (Mozart). C: Gielen; D: Hermann. Hadley, Kasarova, Orgonasova, Schafer, Klink, Azesberger. Aug 23, 25, 28, 31. The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (Rimsky-Korsakov). C: Gergiev. Shaguch, Bezzubenkov, Kit, Putilin, Pluzhnikov, Vaneev. Aug 24.

WIENER FESTWOCHEN, Bestellburo, Lehargasse 11, A-1060 Wien. 011-43-1-589-2222. www.festwochen.or.at. Opening Celebration. C: Mehta; D: Lang. Lipovsek, De Arellano. May 12. Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Monteverdi). C: Gini. Abete, Bertotti, Cacchetti, Manno. May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Macbeth (Verdi). C: Armstrong; D: Bondy. Broderick, Zeller, Stabell, Anwyl, Berti, Murray, Russell, Brown. May 17, 19, 21. Genoveva (Schumann). C: Ferro; D: Freyer. Wakeham, Lie, Schwanewilms, van der Walt, Spence, Schubert. May 25, 27, 29. L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). C: Minkowski; D: Gruber. Delunsch, von Otter, Hunt, Larsson, Heaston, Fouchecourt, Piolino, Berthon. Jun 09, 11, 13, 15. The Story of a Soldier (Stravinsky). C: Gershon. D: Sellars. Jun 16,17,18. Don Giovanni (Mozart). C: Muti; D: de Simone. Alvarez, Selig, Pieczonka, Schade, d'Arcangelo, Kirchschlager, Regazzo. Jun 25, 28, 30.

FINLAND

SAVONLINNA OPERA FESTIVAL, Olavinkatu 27, FIN - 57130 Savonlinna. 011-358-15-476-750. www.operafestival.fi. Faust (Gounod). C: Pahn; D: Kiljunen. Zhang, Hale, Stemme, Suovanen. Jul 01, 05, 07, 12, 19. La Forza del Destino (Verdi). C: Pekkanen; D: Hampe. Makris/Zelenskaya, Laukka, Sirkia/Kaludow, Nikolsky/Konstantinov, Pola/Suhonen. Jul 03, 06, 14, 17, 21. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). C: Storgards; D: Talvela. Ryhanen, Silvasti, Sjolander, Hannula, Kaappola, Hynninen. Jul 04, 8, 11, 13. Aika ja Uni (The Age of Dreams) (Rechberger-Kortekangas-Aho). C: Vanska; D: Tapola. Hynninen, Groop, Niemela, Ruuttunen. Jul 15, 18, 20, 22. Guest performances by the New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv: L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). C: Fisch; D: Nitzan. Jul 24, 25, 26, 29. Elektra (R. Strauss). C: Fisch; D: Yerushalmi. Jul 27, 30. Concerts: Galina Gorchakova. Jul 02. Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven). C: Berglund. Stemme, Liang, Silvasti, Ruuttunen. Jul 23.

FRANCE

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL D'ART LYRIQUE D'AIX-EN-PROVENCE, Palais de l'Ancien Archeveche, 13100 Aix-en-Provence. 011-33-04-42-17-34-34. The Makropoulos Case (Janacek). C: Rattle; D: Baunschweig. Silja, White, Clark, Clarey, Davies, Fedderly, Gardner, Hoare, Reijans. Jul 07, 09, 11, 13. Cosi fan Tutte (Mozart). C: Jacobs; D: Shi-Zheng. Gens, Deshorties, Fink, Oddone, Genz, Ovenden, Spagnoli. Jul 08, 10, 12, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28. Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Monteverdi). C: Christie; D: Noble. Les Arts Florissants Jul 09, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 22. L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). C: Minkowski; D: Gruber. Delunsch, von Otter, Heaston, Fouchecourt, Sedov. Jul 21, 23, 25, 27.

GERMANY

BAYREUTHER FESTSPIELE, Kartenburo, Postfach 10 02 62, D-95402 Bayreuth. 011-49-921-78780. Parsifal. Jul 25, Aug 03, 07, 18. Das Rheingold. Jul 26, Aug 10, 21. Die Walkure. Jul 27, Aug 11, 22. Siegfried. Jul 29, Aug 13, 24. Gotterdammerung. Jul 31, Aug 15, 26. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. Aug 01, 04, 09, 16, 19, 27. Lohengrin. Aug 02, 05, 08, 12, 17, 20, 28. Das Rheingold. Aug 06.

BERLINER FESTWOCHEN, Budapester Strasse 50, D-10787 Berlin. 30-254-89-100. www.berlinerfestspiele.de. Die Seejungfrau (Zemlinsky). C: Rogner. Orgonasova, Skovhus. Sep 02. Das Italienische Liederbuch (Wolf). Oelze, Gura. Sep 03M. Don Quichote & Suite from Elektra (R. Strauss). C: Abbado. Polaski, Grundheber. Sep 06, 07. Lukas-Passion (Penderecki). C: Penderecki. Banse, Terkel, Tesarowicz. Sep 10. Music of Kagel. C: Kagel. Caley, Oosterkamp. Sep 11. Songs for mezzosoprano (Duparc). Vermillion. Sep 14. Taras Bulba (Janacek). C: Rattle. Szmytka, Simpson, Clark, Ryssov. Sep 18 & 19. Kafka Fragments Op. 24 for Soprano and Voilin (Kurtag). Banse. Sep 21. War Requiem (Britten). C: Inbal. Coburn, Gudbjornsson, Pittman-Jennings. Sep 22. Pli selon Pli (Boulez). C: Gielen. Aikin. Sep 26. Arias for Soprano, Violin and Orchester (Henze). C: Camberling. Oelze. Sep 27.

DRESDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, Postfach 20 27 23, D-01193 Dresden. 011-49-351-4866-317. www.musikfestspiele.com. Carmina Burana (Orff). C: Sprenger; D: Pilavachi. Fandrey, Rayam, Schiller. Jun 01, 02. Xerxes (Handel). C: Rousset; D: Hampe. Rasmussen, Hallenberg, Bardon, Bayrakdarian, Piau, Lippi, Peirone. Jun 02, 03. Daphne (R. Strauss). D: Prick. Anthony, Bornemann, Bonnema, Lippert. Jun 03, 04. Falstaff (Verdi). C: Prick; D: Engelmann. Nylund, Kirchner, Walewska, Hesse, von Kannen, Holland, Richards, Vogt, Suss, Wilde. Jun 06. Aida (Verdi). C: Caetani; D: Samel. Lister, Sippola, Kirchner, Barasorda, Rydl, Tilli, Schone, Wilde, Suss. Jun 07, 11. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). C: Spering; D: Luft. Genaux, Gotz, Fowler, Previati, de Simone, Hieronimi. Jun 10, 11. Die Schweigsame Frau (R. Strauss). C: Seibel; D: Marelli. Blanck, Bornemann, Hossfeld, Witt, Scheibner, Bieber, Vogel, Henneberg, Busching, Eckert. Jun 10. Fidelio (Beethoven). C: Zimmer; D: Mielitz. Herlitzius, Selbig, Busching, Wagenfuhrer, Wlaschiha, Vogel, Suss, Kuchler, Klesse. Jun 27. Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart). C: Fiore; D: Marelli. Hahn, Karl, Mesgarha, Gura, Suss, Rydl. Jun 28. Die Zauberflote (Mozart). C: Muhlbach/ Kurz; D: Kirst. Kirchner/Nylund, Blanck/Incontrera, Ihle/Brohm, Wilke/ Liebold, Jahns/Hesse, Hossfeld/Schulze, Wilde/Busching, Hartfiel, Dressier, Scheibner/Kupfer, Hupach, Konig, Tomaszewski. Jun 30, 31.

MUNICH OPERA FESTIVAL, Festspielkasse der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Maximilianstrasse 11, D-80539 Munich. 011-49-89 21 85 19 20. www.staatstheater.bayern. de/staatsoper. Don Carlo (Verdi). C: Mehta. Scandiuzzi, Larin, Gavanelli, Burchuladze, Esperian, Zajick. Jul 01, 05, 09, 11. Fidelio (Beethoven). C: Mehta; D: Mussbach. Wilm-Schulte, Hunka, Andersen, Meier, Salminen, Ziesak, Trost, Conners, Konoshchenko. Jul 02, 06. I Puritani (Bellini). C: Viotti; D: Miller. Auer, Miles, Groves, Gavanelli, Anderson, Mattei, Gruberova. Jul 03, 07. The Diary of the One Who Vanished (Janacek). C: Drake; D: Warner. Bostridge, Philogene. Jul 07, 08, 09, 10. Faust (Gounod). C: Young; D: Pountney. Alvarez, Blasi, Tomlinson, Gilfry, Brunner, Auer, Pellekoorne, Players. Jul 08, 12. Elektra (R. Strauss). C: Schneider. Lipovsek, Polaski, Secunde, Cochran, Pederson, Helm. Jul 10. Rinaldo (Handel). C: Bicket; D: Alden. Mera, Roschmann, Daniels, Kohler, Silins, Nadelmann. Jul 10, 13, 16, 20, 23, 26. Lohengrin (Wagner). C: Markl/Schneider; D: Friedrich. Rydl, Seiffert, Pieczonka, Hunka, Henschel, Schulte, Anderson, Wilbrink, Trebes. Jul 13, 17. Ariodante (Handel). C: Bolton; D: Alden. Chiummo, Rodgers, Murray, Nilon, Robson, Kaufmann, Anderson. Jul 15, 18. Simon Boccanegra (verdi). C: Luisi; D: Albery. Grundheber, GallardoDomas, Scandiuzzi, La Scola, Pasquetto, Auer, Butter, Boost. Jul 16, 19. Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss). C: Schneider; D: Schenk & Rose. Lott, Moll, Kirchschlager, Schulte, Evans, Stumphius, Pellekoorne, Villa. Jul 23, 26. Kanon fur Geschlossene Gesellschaft (Ruedi Hausermann). Arnold, von der Burg, Derossi, Spola, Vyslouzilova, Zurcher, Greza, Meinhard, Sonderegger, Twerenbold, Ursin. Jul 28, 29, 30. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). C: Schneider; D: Dorn. Black, Roocroft, Groop, Hemm, Hagley, Korn, Sippola, Conners. Jul 28, 30. Katya Kabanova (Janacek). C: Robertson; D: Pountney. Straka, Burgess, Jenis, Very, Michael, Butter, Jungwirth. Jul 29. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner). C: Schneider; D: Everding. Weikl, Moll, Ahnsjo, Wilbrink, Schulte, Kuhn, Conners, Sapell, Anderson Jul 31. Recitals: Christopher Robson. Jul 04. Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Jul 15. Christine Schafer/Matthias Goerne. Jul 16. Ian Bostridge. Jul 17. Jochen Kowalski. Jul 27.

ITALY

ARENA DI VERONA, Ente Arena, 28 Piazza Bra, 1-37121 Verona. 011-39-45-800-5151 or e-mail: ticket@www.arena.it. Nabucco (verdi). C: Oren; D: de Ana. Bruson/Gazale/Agache/Pons, Antinori/Jelmoni/Frattola, Furlanetto/ Abdrazakov/Scandiuzzi, Valayre/ Patane/Dimitrova, Scalchi/Bacelli/ Pentcheva. Jun 30, Jul 09, 16, 21, 25, 29, Aug 06, 10, 13, 18, 24, 27, 29. La Forza del Destino (Verdi). C: Arena; D: Windisch-Spoerk. Dimitrova/Casolla, Nucci/Agache/TBA, Licitra, Franci/ TBA, Ryssov/Scandiuzzi. Jul 01, 7, 15, 28, Aug 03, 09, 12, 19. La Traviata (Verdi). C: Carella; D: Defio. Mula/ Takova, Malagnini/Catani, Nucci/ Guelfi/Frontali/TBA. Jul 22, 27, Aug 02, 05, 11, 20, 22, 25, 30, Sep 02.

MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO, Teatro Comunale, Via Solferino 15, I-50123 Firenze. 011 39-55-2779-236. www.maggiofiorentino.com. La Fanciulla del West (Puccini). C: Levi; D: Puggelli. Casolla/Friede, Guelfi/Alexeev, Larin/ Bartolini, Bertocchi, Roni. Opening Jul 10, closing Jul 19. No other information available at press time.

ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL, 37 Via Rossini, I-61100 Pesaro. 011-39-721-30161. Le Siege de Corinthe (Rossini). C: Benini; D: Castri. Aug 05, 08, 11, 14, 18. La Scala di Seta (Rossini). Il: de Filippo. Aug 06, 09, 12, 15, 19. La Cenerentola (Rossini). C: Rizzi; D: Ronconi. Aug 07, 10, 13, 17, 20.

SPOLETO FESTIVAL DEl DUE MONDE, 18 Via Cesare Beccaria, 1-00196 Rome. 011-3963-200747. www.spoletofestival.net. Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss). C: Hickox; D: Warner. Jun 30, Jul 02, 05, 07, 13, 15. The Creation (Handel). C: Hickox. Jul 08, 09. Concerto In Piazza: Messa da Requiem (Verdi). Jul 30.

RUSSIA

STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS FESTIVAL, St. Petersburg. Book through Allegro Enterprises, N.Y.C. (212) 666-6700/(800) 666-3553. A variety of orchestral concerts, ballet and opera performances runs through June and July.

SWITZERLAND

INTERNATIONALE MUSIKFESTWOCHEN LUZERN, Postfach, Hirschmattstrasse 13, CH-6002 Luzern. 011-41-226-44-00. www.LucerneMusic.ch. In 2000, the Lucerne International Festival of Music will present metamorphoses as its central theme. Musically, this topic will be mirrored by various programs of symphony concerts, among many others. Operas will include Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Weill), in concert. The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky), in concert. No more information available at press time.

UNITED KINGDOM

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, 21 Market St., Edinburgh EH1 1BW. 011-44-131-473-2000. www.eif.co.uk. Priority booking opens Mar 29. Public counter, telephone, fax, postal and e-mail bookings open Apr 15. Aug 13-Aug 19 includes Stuttgart Opera performing Alcina (Handel), with the Cleveland Orchestra and Mathilde Monnier. Aug 20-Aug 26 includes the opening of the new Ring Cycle with Scottish Opera, concert performances of Le Roi Arthus (Chausson) and La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart). Aug 27-Sep 02 includes performances by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Genoveva (Schmann).

GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA, Glyndebourne Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5UU. 011-44-1273-812321. Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). C: Davis; D: Vick. Mattei, Oelze, Shore, Montague, Comparato, Davies, Scaltriti, Nocentini. May 20, 24, 26, 31, Jun 03, 09, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25, Jul 22, 29, Aug 03, 07. Jenufa (Janacek). C: Belohlavek; D: Lehnhoff. Gorton, Roocroft, Margita, Lindskog, Newman, Silja/Bickley, Sandison, Harrhy, Fox. May 21, 25, 28, Jun 01, 04, 10, 14, 17, 29, Jul 02, 06, 09. Cosi fan Tutte (Mozart). C: Langree/Davis; D: Vick. Kelly, Gunn, Opie, von der Weth, Polverelli, Mazzucato. Jun 08, 11, 16, 23, 30, Jul 03, 08, 13, 16, 21, 25, 28, Aug 06, 11, 14. Peter Grimes (Britten). C: Wigglesworth; D: Nunn. Gilfrey, Tierney, Page, Gorton, Tilling, Tuvas, Graham-Hall, Dean, van Ness, Oliver, Maltman, Moses. Jun 24, 28, Jul 01, 07, 11, 14, 19, 27, Aug 01. Don Giovanni (Mozart). C: Davis/Langree; D: Vick. Corbelli, Frittoli, de Carolis, Howell, Ford, Mannion/Zeltzer, Biccire, Berg. Jul 15, 20, 23, 26, 30, Aug 04, 09, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27. The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky). C: Elder; D: Cox. Joshua, R. Croft, Dean, Finley, Willis, Bickley, Davies. Aug 05, 08, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24, 26.
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