Adriana Gonzalez, Dario Solari & Catherine Hunold Highlight Opéra de Rouen’s 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie – Théâtre des Arts has announced its 2020-21 season.

Here is a look at the operas and the concert performances scheduled for next season.


Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” opens the season with Rudolf Piehlmayer conducting a production by David Bobée. The cast includes Paul McNamara, Catherine Hunold, Samuel Hasselhorn, and Jongmin Park.

Performance Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2020

Nicky Spence stars in the title role of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” with Simona Šaturová, Anna Stéphany, Chiara Skerath, Kayleigh Decker, and Davis Steffens. Ben Glassberg conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 12-15, 2020

Lavandier’s “L’Abrégé des Merveilles de Marco Polo” stars Vincent Vantyghem, Safir Behloul, Julie Mathevet, Pierre Baux, and Léa Trommenschlager. Jean Deroyer conducts.

Performance Date: Nov. 20, 2020

Rémy Barché directs a production of Messager’s “Les P’tites Michu” with a cast that includes Violette Polchi, Anne-Aurore Cochet, Timothée Varon, Marie Lenormand, Damien Bigourdan, Jean-Baptiste Dumora, Artavazd Sargsyan, Olivier Naveau, and Ingrid Perruche.

Performance Dates: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2020

Adèle Charvet and Huw Montague Rendall star in the title roles of  Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Pierre Dumoussaud conducting. The production also stars Nicolas Courjal, Jean Teitgen, and Lucile Richardot.

Performance Dates: Jan. 22-26, 2021

David Lescot’s “Une femme se déplace” is set to be conducted by Anthony Capelli.

Performance Date: Feb. 2, 2021

Donizetti’s “L’Elisir D’Amore” stars Norma Nahoun and Dima Bawab as Adina, Sahy Ratia as Nemorino, Jean-Christophe Lanièce as Belcore, and Florent Karrer as Dulcamara. Marc Leroy-Calatayud conducts.

Performance Dates: March 12-17, 2021

Iñaki Encina Oyón conducts extracts from Handel’s cantatas, opera, and oratorios. The production stars Yun Jung Choi and Aude Extrémo with David Bobée directing.

Performance Dates: March 25 & 26, 2021

Gérard Pesson’s “Trois Contes” is set to be directed by David Lescot with Aurélien Azan Zielinski conducting. The productions stars Camille Merckx, Marc Mauillon, Pierre Derhet, Maïlys de Villoutreys, Melody Louledjian, Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin, Jos Houben, and Sung Im her.

Performance Dates: April 8 & 9, 2021

Dario Solari sings the title role of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” with Jongmin Park, Klara Kolonits, and Otar Jorjikia. Antonello Allemandi conducts the production by Philipp Himmelmann.

Performance Dates: June 11-15, 2021




Simone Menezes and Camila Titinger perform an evening of music by Claudio Santoro, Philip Glass, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Performance Date: Oct. 17, 2020

Felix Mendelssohn’s “Le Songe d’une nuit d’été” is set to be conducted by Pierre Bleuse and performed by Hélène Carpentier, Sheva Tehoval, Jeune Chœur du Conservatoire Régional de Rouen, and Pascal Hellot.

Performance Dates: Nov. 6 & 8, 2020

Anne-Sophie Petit sings alongside Teona Kharadze, Hervé Walczak-Le Sauder, Agathe Blondel, Anaël Rousseau, Jean-Christophe Falala, Kouchyar Shahroudi, Naoko Yoshimura, Lucas Dietsch, and Frédéric Aguessy in a program of works by Ravel, Stravinsky, and Debussy.

Performance Date: Jan. 6, 2021

Juliette Raffin-Gay performs a program of music by Schubert, Berg, Schoenberg, and Zemlinsky with Naaman Sluchin, Teona Kharadze, Patrick Dussart, Agathe Blondel, Jacques Perez, and Guillaume Effler.

Performance Date: Jan. 21, 2021

Adriana Gonzalez sings a recital with music by Telemann with Johannes Pramsohler conducting.

Performance Dates: March 18 & 19, 2021

Laurence Equilbey conducts Schubert’s Mass in B Minor with Louise Kemény, Victoire Bunel, Linard Vrielink, and Matthias Winckhler. The concert also includes Schubert’s Symphony No. 4.

Performance Dates: April 15 & 17, 2021

Josep Vincent conducts music by Bizet, Lalo, Chapi, and De Falla with soloists Marina Heredia, and Naaman Sluchin.

Performance Dates: May 11 & 12, 2021