Madrid's Teatro Real, under the cheese fist of Artistic Director Gerard Mortier, just announced its 2012-13 season and among the gems is a new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte directed by Michael Haneke. The only bad news that Cambreling is conducting seven of the ten replications. Can't have it all, OC, can't have it all.
Other standouts for OC include Saverio Mercadante's La rappresaglia conducted by Muti and his Cherubini kids; Wozzeck starring Simon Keenlyside in the title role; Daniel Catán's Il Postino with the Domingo/Gallardo-Domas duo; and Juan Diego Flórez gets Bizet in Les pêcheurs de perles.
Other operas include: Boris Godunov, Il prigioniero/Suor Angelica, Macbeth, The Perfect American, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Moses und Aron, Roberto Devereux and Parsifal.