Breaking News: Three Conductors Replace Lionel Bringuier At Opera National De Paris’ ‘Carmen’

Simon Pauley

Lionel Bringuier has pulled out of Bizet’s “Carmen” at the Opera National de Paris.

According to Forum Opera, the conductor pulled out for personal reasons leaving the Opera National de Paris in a mad scramble to find a replacement. As it turns out, audiences will now get three different musical interpretations to look forward to.

Bertrand de Billy will conduct on March 10, 19, 22 and 25 and  April 11 and 14. Meanwhile Giacomo Sagripanti will take over on March 13, 16, 28, 31 and April 2, 5 and 8. Mark Elder takes over the run in June and July.

The cast of next month’s “Carmen” includes Roberto Alagna, Marina Costa-Jackson, Roberto Tagliavini, and Clémentine Margaine, who recently had a breakout at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role. The April run will star Varduhi Abrahamyan as Carmen.

Meanwhile the July run will star superstars Anita Rachvelshvili and Elina Garanca in the title role. The two divas will be joined by Byran Hymel, Aleksandra Kurzak and Ildar Abdrazakov.

Lionel Bringer next conducts with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich where he is Music Director. In July he is scheduled to perform at the Ravinia Festival and in June he will conduct the Vienna Philharmonic.

About the Author

Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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