The Minnesota Opera's 51st season, announced on Saturday, includes a mixture of operatic favorites and a fantasy based on a silent film star.
The season will open in September with Puccini's early opera "Manon Lescaut." Richard Strauss' "Arabella" follows in November in a presentation co-produced by the Minnesota Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and the Canadian Opera Company.
In January the Minnesota Opera will present its own production of Verdi's "Macbeth."
A New Works Initiative production follows in March with Minneapolis composer Dominick Argento's "The Dream of Valentino." First produced in 1994, Argento has reworked the piece to better reflect how Hollywood builds and then casts aside stars such as Rudolph Valentino.
The season rounds out with Mozart's "Magic Flute" in April.