Published at the Austin360.com Seeing Things blog, January 17:
Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Gounod’s Faust will constitute Austin Lyric Opera’s 2012-2013 season, the organization announced. Richard Buckley, ALO artistic director and principal conductor, will lead all three productions.
And also starting next season, ALO performances will be scheduled on Thursday nights (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday nights (7:30 p.m.), followed by a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee. This season ALO reduced the number of performances from four to three in order to cut costs.
Pagliacci is designed by Roberto LaganÃ ; the production of Figaro was originated by the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Faust is a coproduction of Arizona Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore and Opera Lyra Ottawa.
ALO presents Lucia di Lammermoor next with three performances Jan. 28, Feb. 3 and 5 at the Long Center.