The Wiener Staatsoper today announced a predictably starry and uncontroversial 2012-13 season. Of a massive 53 operas, just five are premieres:
Other highlights include Anna Netrebko in Eugene Onegin and a Renee Fleming Capriccio. Placido Domingo conducts Roméo et Juliette. And those are just a few of the crowd-pulling star names. "It looks a bit like a who's who of the opera world," said Director Dominique Meyer. He went on to boast that Vienna can still attract the best artists despite having lower maximum pay that its competitors.
For full details, check the Staatsoper website.