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Francesca Tiburzi, Thomas Bettinger & Insung Sim Lead Opéra-Théâtre de l’Eurométropole de Metz’s 2022-23 Season


France’s Opéra-Théâtre de l’Eurométropole de Metz has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven operatic productions.  Beatrice Venezi conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Giovanna Spinelli directing. Francesca Tiburzi, Thomas Bettinger, Vikena Kamenica, and Jean-Luc Ballestra star. Performance Dates: Oct. 2-6, 2022 “Frankenstein Junior” will be conducted by Aurélien Azan Zielinski and directed by Paul-Émile Fourny. Vincent Heden, Jean-Fernand Setti, Grégory Juppin, {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur 2023-24 Review: Lakmé


Photo credit:  © Dominique Jaussein The Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur inaugurated their 2023-2024 season with a new staging of Léo Delibe’s “Lakmé” coproduced with the Opéra-Comique in Paris, which premiered the production in September-October 2022, and the Opéra national du Rhin which will present performances in Mulhouse and Strasbourg in November 2023. Pelly’s Anti-Kitsch ‘Lakmé’ This coproduction marks the {…}


Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie Announces 2023-24 Season


The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. The season opens with “Concert de rentrée” conducted by Chloé Dufresne and starring Manon Lamaison, Felix Gygli, and Noëlle Gény. Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2023 Francesco Angelico conducts the Gala Lyrique with Franciska Éry directing. Yunuet Laguna, Oreste Cosimo, and Gëzim Myshketa are the soloists in {…}


Corinne Winters, Vanessa Goikoetxea, Ermonela Jaho, Armando Nogeura, Kathryn Lewek Headline Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur’s 2023-24 Season


Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur has announced its 2023-24 season. First up is the Festival Hip Hop’era. Performance Date: Sept. 2, 2023  Next up is a Préludes concerts which features excerpts from the upcoming season. The performance is led by Léo Warynski. Performance Date: Sept. 9, 2023  The first opera performance will be “Lakmé.” Directed by Lauent Pelly and conducted {…}

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Opera de Paris 2022-23 Review: Lucia di Lammermoor


Opera de Paris presented their classic production of “Lucia di Lammermoor,” by Andrei Serban, which has been in their repertoire since 1995. In nearly thirty years, the best sopranos have incarnated the titular role at the Bastille. Names like June Anderson, Mariela Devia, Sumi Jo, and Natalie Dessay. Roberto Alagna performed Edgardo when the opera premiered. This time, the French {…}


Brenda Rae & Javier Camarena to Headline ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at Opéra National de Paris


The Opéra National de Paris is set to present Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” starting on Feb. 18, 2023. The opera will be directed by Andrei Serban and conducted by Aziz Shokhakimov. The production features set and costume design by William Dudley with lighting design by Guido Levi. Ching-Lien Wu is the chorus master for the Paris Opera Chorus. Brenda Rae {…}


Quinn Kelsey Withdraws from Paris Opera Productions


(Credit: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera) Update: Quinn Kelsey has provided a statement regarding his withdrawal from the Paris Opera productions. He said, “I have had to cancel my contracts this season at the Opéra National de Paris in order to welcome the arrival of my daughter, scheduled to ‘make her debut’ in February 2023. I love my work, but my {…}


Natalie Dessay, Erin Morley, Benjamin Bernheim & Varduhi Abrahamyan Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2022-23 Season


The Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its 2022-23 season featuring opera, ballet, concert, and great voices. Opera Paul Daniel conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Yoshi Oïda directing. Karah Son, Virginie Verrez, Riccardo Massi, and André Heyboer. Performance Dates: Nov. 10-21, 2022 Roberto González-Monjas conducts Mozart’s Requiem in a production by Stéphane Braunschweig. The cast includes Hélène Carpentier, Fleur Barron, {…}


Nino Machaidze, Enea Scala & Sophie Koch Lead Opéra de Marseille’s 2021-22 Season


France’s Opera de Marseille has announced its 2021-22 season featuring seven operatic productions. Here is a look: The season will open with Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” starring Alexandre Duhamel, Enea Scala, and Angélique Boudeville. Michele Spotti conducts the new production by Louis Désiré. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-20, 2021 Nino Machaidze stars in Rossini’s “Armida” alongside Enea Scala, Matteo Roma, Chuan Wang, {…}