First out of the performing arts gate for the 2017-2018 season is Austin Opera.
While its current show, “Daughter of the Regiment,” gears up for a second weekend, we can look forward to three treats next go round.
First up in November is Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” the second most popular opera in the world during a recent reporting period, according to Operabase, an online database of opera performances.
Next in January and February is a much rarer gem, Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos,” appearing for the first time in Austin as far as I can determine.
Finally, Austin Opera returns to the best-loved list with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” in fact, the most popular opera, accredited in Operabase from the same reporting period (2009-2015).