Darko Tresnjak
Darko Tresnjak
The Los Angeles Opera has announced the selections for its 2008-2009 season, which will begin with a new production of the trilogy Il Trittico to be directed by Woody Allen and William Friedkin and designed by Santo Loquasto. It will run September 6-21.

Up next will be The Fly, a new opera based on David Cronenberg's popular film adaptation of George Langelaan's short story about a brilliant scientist who accidentally mutates into a hybrid of man and insect, which will make its American premiere September 7-27. The opera, to be directed by Cronenberg, will have a libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and a score by Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore.

Other offerings will include Robert Wilson's production of Madama Butterfly (October 2-12), Sir Peter Hall's production of Die Zauberflote (January 10-25, 2009), and Darko Tresnjak's new production of Walter Braunfels' The Birds (April 11-26, 2009).

Artists who will appear during the season include the company's general director, Placido Domingo, as well as Mark Delavan, Elizabeth Futral, Nathan Gunn, Brandon Jovanovich, and Salvatore Licitra.

For more information, call 213-972-8001 or visit www.laopera.com.