2012 in opera

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Notable events relating to 2012 in opera:

Premieres[edit]

List of operas which premiered in 2012:

Date Opera Composer Theatre
9 February Thelma Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Surrey Opera, Ashcroft Theatre, London
8 August The Francis Bacon Opera Stephen Crowe Camden Arts Centre, London
22 August Mittwoch aus Licht Karlheinz Stockhausen Birmingham Opera Company, Argyle Works, Digbeth, Birmingham, UK
30 August Ghost Patrol Stuart MacRae Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
? July Written on Skin George Benjamin Aix-en-Provence
7 July Swindon: The Opera Betty Roe Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, UK
29 September Dog Days David T. Little Peak Performances, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, New Jersey

Deaths[edit]

20 January Ruthilde Boesch (de), 94, Austrian soprano
22 January Rita Gorr, 85, Belgian mezzo-soprano
24 January Patricia Neway, 92, American soprano
29 January Camilla Williams, 92, American soprano
8 February Giangiacomo Guelfi, 87, Italian baritone
14 February Charles Anthony, 82, American tenor
18 February Elizabeth Connell, 65, South African soprano
10 April Lili Chookasian, 90, American contralto
12 April Stefánia Moldován (de), 80, Hungarian soprano
13 April Margarita Lilowa (de), 76, Bulgarian-Austrian mezzosoprano/contralto
16 April Sári Barabás, 98, Hungarian soprano
20 April Leandra Overmann (de), 55, Serbian mezzo-soprano/contralto
16 May Maria Bieşu, 76, Moldovan soprano
18 May Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 86, German baritone
23 June Franz Crass, 84, German bass
24 June Jean Cox, 90, American tenor
1 July Evelyn Lear, 86, American soprano
22 July Nan Merriman, 92, American mezzo-soprano
7 August Karl Helm, 73, German bass
23 August Marlise Wendels (de), 89, German soprano
1 September Amanda Thane, 59, Australian soprano[1]
22 September Grigory Frid, 97, Russian composer
30 September Walter Dicks (de), 99, German baritone
27 October Hans Werner Henze, 86, German composer
5 November Elliott Carter, 103, American composer
4 December Jonathan Harvey, 73, British composer
10 December Lisa Della Casa, 93, Swiss soprano
11 December Galina Vishnevskaya, 86, Russian soprano
24 December Richard Rodney Bennett, 76, British composer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Message from the Artistic Director", Art Song NSW, accessed 4 October 2012