Nicole Car, Enea Scala & Patrizia Ciofi To Be Featured In Opéra de Marseille’s 2018-19 Season

The Opéra de Marseille announced its 2018-19 season, featuring eight productions and a number of concert performances.

The season will include a number of revivals and new productions as well as some of the biggest rising stars. Here is a look.


The season opens with Leo Nucci directing Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” starring Juan Jesús Rodriguez, Riccardo Massi, and Olesya Golovneva. Paolo Arrivabeni conducts the beloved work.

Performance Dates: Oct. 2-9, 2018

Sabine Devieilhe, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Jack Swanson, and Nicolas Rivenq star in a concert performance of Bernstein’s “Candide.”

Performance Dates: Oct. 14, 2018

Karine Deshayes takes on the title role in Rossini’s “La Donna del Lago” with  Varduhi Abrahamyan, Edgardo Rocha, Enea Scala, and Nicola Ulivieri. José Miguel Perez-Sierra conducts concert all concert performances.

Performance Dates: Nov. 10-18, 2018

Nicole Car sings Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Enea Scala and Étienne Dupuis. Nader Abbassi conducts Renée Auphan’s production.

Performance Dates: Dec. 23-Jan. 2, 2019 

Lawrence Foster conducts a new production of Gounod’s “Faust.” Nicole Car stars alongside Jean-Francois Borras and Nicolas Courjal.

Performance Dates: Feb. 10-21, 2019

Patrizia Ciofi, Anne-Catherine Gillet, Josef Wagner, and Mirco Palazzi star in a production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Mark Shanahan conducts Vincent Boussard’s new production. 

Performance Dates: March 24-April 3, 2019

Charles Roubaud directs a new production of Puccini’s “Turandot” with Ricarda Merbeth, Ludivine Gombert, and Rudy Park. Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts.

Performance Dates: April 27-May 5, 2019

Sabine Devieilhe, Nicola Alaimo, and Enea Scala sing Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Lawrence Foster conducting.

Performance Dates: June 1-11, 2019


The season will also include many singers in concert including Hélène Carpentier, Caroline Jestaedt, Eva Zaicik, Florian Laconi, and Anas Seguin.

Performance Dates: Oct. 6, 2018

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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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