Aleksandra Kurzak Reveals Roles For 2017-18 Season At The Opera National De Paris

By Francisco Salazar

Aleksandra Kurzak has leaked the Opera National de Paris 2017-18 Season.

The soprano posted two roles that she will be singing next season on Facebook. Kurzak will make her role debut as Alice Ford in Verdi’s “Falstaff” and will sing alongside Bry Terfel, Francesco Demuro and Franco Vassallo. Fabio Luisi will conduct the run, which opens on Oct. 26.

The soprano also announced that she will take on the role of Vitellia in Mozart’s “La Clemenza Di Tito” for the first time. Michael Spyres sings the title role with Dan Ettinger conducting the production which is slated to open on Nov. 23.

A month ago the season was leaked on online by a blog and it announced that Jonas Kaufmann would be opening the season in the title role of Verdi’s “Don Carlo” alongside Sonya Yoncheva. Elina Garanca will also star in the production and she confirmed her participation in an interview with Opera News.

Kurzak last made her role debut as Mimì in Puccini’s “La Boheme”at the Staatsoper Berlin. She will next be at the Opera de Paris for her role debut as Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen” before returning to London for another role debut as Liu in Puccini’s “Turandot.” She is also scheduled to make a her role debut in all four heroines in Offenbach’s “Les Conte d’Hoffman” at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Earlier this season Kurzak also made her role debut as Nedda in Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci.”

The Opera National de Paris is scheduled to announce its full lineup on Jan. 25