Angela Gheorghiu, Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel Lead Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2021-22 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2021-22 season featuring concerts, recitals, and operatic productions.

Angela Gheorghiu opens the season in a recital with pianist Jeff Cohen. The program will include works by Durante, Paisiello, Bellini, Donizetti, Tosti, Respighi, Schumann, R. Strauss, Rachmaninov, Rameau, Martini, Debussy, Massenet, Brediceanu, Stephanescu, Flotow, and Satie.

Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Aleksandra Kurzak leads Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting a production by Mireille Laroche. The cast also includes Annalisa Stroppa, Marcelo Puente, and Massimo Cavalletti.

Performance Dates: Nov. 16-21, 2021

Jordi Bernacer leads a Spanish gala with Plácido Domingo, Saioa Hernández, and Ismael Jordi.

Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2021

Massimo Zanetti conducts Verdi’s rarely performed “Il Corsaro” with Giorgio Berrugi as Corrado, Irina Lungu as Medora, Artur Ruciński as Seid, and Roberta Mantegna as Gulnara.

Performance Date: Dec. 12 & 14, 2021

Cecilia Bartoli leads Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” in a production by Jean-Louis Grinda. Gianluca Capuano conducts a cast that is rounded by José Maria Lo Monaco, Barry Banks, David Astorga, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Nicola Alaimo.

Performance Dates: Jan. 21-27, 2022

Jean-François Borras sings the title role in Massenet’s Werther with Jean-François Lapointe, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, and Jennifer Courcier. Henrik Nánási conducts the production by Jean-Louis Grinda.

Performance Dates: Feb. 20-26, 2022

Trevor Scheunemann, Daniel Brenna, Michael Porter, Annemarie Kremer, and Lucy Schaufer lead Berg’s Wozzeck with Kazuki Yamada conducting a production by Michel Fau.

Performance Dates: March 25-29, 2022

Maria Agresta, Claudio Sgura, and Yusif Eyvazov headline Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut with Pinchas Steinberg conducting.

Performance Dates: April 22-30, 2022

Sir Byrn Terfel performs a recital of music by Finzi, Thomas, Novello, Schubert, Debussy,  Schumann, Schonberg, Guridi, Boito, Wagner, and Beethoven. Hannah Stone and Annabel Thwaite accompany.

Performance Date: April 26, 2022

The season will also showcase a concert by the Académie de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

Performance Date: Oct. 16, 2022

Kazuki Yamada leads Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust” with Jean-Louis Grinda directing. The cast includes Pene Pati, Aude Extrémo, and Nicolas Courjal.

Performance Dates: Nov. 13-19, 2022

Sabine Devieilhe leads Delibes’ “Lakmé” alongside Fleur Barron, Erminie Blondel, Charlotte Bonnet, Cyrille Dubois, Lionel Lhote, Pierre Doyen, and Svetlana Lifar. Laurent Campellone conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 9 & 11, 2022