Ailyn Pérez, Marta Torbidoni & Maria Grazia Schiavo Lead Angers/Nantes Opera’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Angers/Nantes Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the opera productions and vocal performances. 


Raphaële Kennedy, Sophia Burgos, Els Janssens Vanmunster, Marc Scoffoni, Charles Rice, and Vincent Bouchot lead “L’Annonce faite à Marie.” The world premiere is composed by Philippe Leroux. Célie Pauthe directs the production.

Performance Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 19, 2022

Christophe Rousset conducts Händel’s “Alcina” with Karina Gauvin, Rachel Redmond, Maite Beaumont, Teresa Iervolino, Nick Pritchard, and John Chest.

Performance Date: Oct. 25, 2022

Mozart’s “Zaïde” will be staged by Louise Vignaud and orchestrated by Robin Melchior. Kseniia Proshina, Kaëlig Boché, Mark Van Arsdale, Niall Anderson, and Marief Guittier. Nicholas Simon conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 26-March 5, 2023

Cristian Saitta, Gianluca Terranova, Lucie Roche, Alessio Cacciamani, Federico Longhi, Marta Torbidoni, and Marie-Bénédicte Souquet lead Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” with Guy Montavon directing and Pietro Mianiti conducting.

Performance Dates: March 10-April 13, 2023

“La Vieille Maison” by Marcel Landowski will be conducted by Rémi Durupt and directed by Éric Chevalier. Théo Imart, Dima Bawab, Marc Labonnette, and Éric Vignau.

Performance Dates: May 5-13, 2023

Giulio Pelligra, Mathias Vidal, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Perrine Madoeuf, Marc Scoffoni, and Giorgio Caoduro star in Donizetti’s “L’Élisir d’amore” with David Lescot directing and Chloé Dufresne conducting.

Performance Dates: May 26-June 15, 2023


Camille Fritsch, Olivier Coiffet, Hugues Primard, and Marc Busnel perform in a concer entitled “Heureux qui comme Ulysse.”

Performance Date: Sept. 22, 2022

Hector Berlioz’s “Le retour à la vie” will be performed Sahy Ratia, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Marc Scoffoni, and Julie Robard-Gendre.

Performance Dates: Dec. 14 & 15, 2022

Ailyn Pérez and Benjamin Appl team up for “Les Chœurs à l’honneur” featuring music from “Carmen,” “Tanhausser,” “Madama Butterfly,” “Mefistofele,” and the German Requiem.

Performance Dates: June 9 & 13 2023