La Monnaie have announced a characteristically adventurous new season for 2012/13, with the theme "an attempt to map human passion". It includes a new opera (by Belgian composer Benoît Mernier), new productions of Lucrezia Borgia, Manon Lescaut, Lulu and La Traviata and Michael Haneke's Così .
And you don't even need to book that Eurostar ticket; continuing this season's successful experiment, every opera will be streamed online.
The full list:
- Passion: c.Franck Ollu / d.Sasha Waltz
- Pelléas et Mélisande: c.Ludovic Morlot / d.Pierre Audi
- Lucrezia Borgia (new production): c.Julian Reynolds / d.Guy Joosten
- Così fan tutte: c.Ludovic Morlot / d.Michael Haneke
- La Dispute (by Benoît Mernier, world premiere): c.Patrick Davin / d.Karl-Ernst & Ursel Herrmann
- Manon Lescaut (new production): c.Carlo Rizzi / d.Mariusz Treliński
- Lulu (new production): c.Lothar Koenigs / d.Krzysztof Warlikowski
- La traviata (new production): c.Ádám Fischer / d.Andrea Breth
- Roméo et Juliette (opera in concert): c.Evelino Pidò
- Die Fledermaus (opera in concert): c.Ádám Fischer