A better life in another country. A home left behind. A young woman suspended between the two. This is the subject of Zauberland (Magic Land), which is subtitled “An encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe.” Director Katie Mitchell—demanding, uncompromising, (sometimes exasperating)—has a genius for real-time interactive technologies. Julia Bullock, a soprano who makes frequent excursions into new work, is adored for the commitment, warmth, and depth she brings to these creations. —L.J.
Travels to: Royal Opera House, London (October 15–18); UMS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (October 24–25); Lincoln Center, New York (October 29–30); Opéra de Lille, Lille (December 6–7); La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels (February 11–15); and Opéra de Rouen, Normandie (May 19–20).