Mary will no doubt wonder what from Britten's repertoire will be chosen for his centenary year ...
I think we have had as many operas this year as previous
and coming up Der Freischütz in French - presumably the title got missed in translation !
I disagree - all of the operas this year are imo worth hearing, though I'd prefer Weber's version of Freischutz to Berlioz'. Meistersinger was performed at a Prom last year IIRC so could hardly be repeated in successive years.Is anyone else unimpressed with the Proms Operas this year? Only three, of which one is the "expected" Glyndebourne Prom (a jokey production of "Rinaldo", when we might have had Jurowski's acclaimed "Meistersinger"?). "William Tell" probably caters to Rossini completists, but few others. I am all in favour of "Der Freischutz", even in the Berlioz reworking... but it seems a thin year overall.
I'd like to hear Busoni's Doktor Faust - that certainly fits the bill of a large scale work rarely performed in a stage version.
ROH summer season productions are Salome & Troyens.
Of course there's not only Wagner & Britten in 2013 but Verdi as well, so I expect they'll be plenty of opera. Then in 2014 we have R Strauss (150 birth anniversary).