Enea Scala, Michael Fabiano, Corinne Winters, Barbara Hannigan, Davinia Rodriguez, Stéphanie d’Oustrac Lead La Monnaie’s 2021-22 Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Photo Credits: In Art Management / © Jiyang Chen / Gillian Riesen / © Raphael Brand / LA Opera official website / © Jean-Baptiste Millot)

La Monnaie De Munt has announced its new 2021-22 season, consisting of 12 operas and seven recitals. Here is the full slate.


Kris Defoort and Peter van Kraaij’s opera “The time of our singing” will open the season. The opera will feature Claron McFadden, Mark S. Doss, Peter Coleman-Wright, Levy Sekgapane, Peter Brathwaite, Abigail Abraham, and Lilly Jørstad. Kwamé Ryan will conduct the production by Ted Huffman.

Performance dates: Sep. 14 – Sep. 26, 2021

Lodewijk Mortelmans’ opera “De Kinderen Der Zee” will be performed as concert. The showcase will spotlight Tineke van Ingelgem, Christianne Stotijn, Yves Saelens, Werner van Mechelen, Kurt Gysen, and Denzil Delaere. Alain Altinoglu conducts the production by Jan Schweiger.

Performance dates: Oct. 17 – Oct. 20, 2021

Alban Berg’s operatic masterwork “Lulu” will feature Barbara Hannigan in the title role, Natascha Petrinsky, Lilly Jørstad, Gerard Lavalle, Rainer Trost, Bo Skovhus, Nicky Spence, Pavlo Hunka, Martin Winkler, Florian Hoffmann, Kurt Gysen, Julie Mathevet, Mireille Capelle, Beata Morawska, Lucas Cortoos, and Georg Festl. Alain Altinoglu conducts the production by Krzysztof  Warlikowski.

Performance dates: Nov. 2 – Nov. 18, 2021

Bellini’s “Norma” will star Enea Scala as Pollione, Michele Pertusi as Oroveso, Raffaella Lupinacci in the role of Adalgisa, Cristina Melis as Clotilde, Loïc Félix as Flavio, and Davinia Rodriguez in the title role. Sesto Quatrini conducts the production by Christophe Coppens.

Performance dates: Dec. 12 – Dec. 31, 2021

Bizet’s “Carmen” will spotlight Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Eve-Maud Hubeaux in the title role, Michael Fabiano and Andrea Carè as Don José, and Elsa Dreisig and Anne-Catherine Gillet as Micaëla. The cast is rounded with Jean-Sébastien Bou, Jean-Fernand Setti, Pierre Doyen, Louise Foor, Angélique Noldus, Guillaume Andrieux, and Enguerrand de Hys. Emmanuel Villaume and José Miguel Pérez-Sierra conduct the production by Dmitri Tcherniakov.

Performance dates: Jan. 23 – Feb. 13, 2022

Puccini’s triple-bill “Il Trittico” will display all three operas. Alain Altinoglu conducts the production by Tobias Kratzer.

Il Tabarro” will feature Corinne Winters and Lianna Haroutounian as Giorgetta, and Péter Kálmán as Michele. The cast is rounded with Adam Smith, Roberto Covatta, Giovanni Furlanetto, Maxime Melnik, Annunziata Vestri, and Benedetta Torre.

Suor Angelica” will spotlight Corinne Winters and Lianna Haroutounian in the title role, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Elena Zilio, Annunziata Vestri, Tineke van Ingelgem, Benedetta Torre, Annelies Kerstens, Raphaële Green, Karen Vermeiren, Emma Posman, and Marta Beretta.

Gianni Schicchi” will showcase Péter Kálmán in the title role, Benedetta Torre, Elena Zilio, Adam Smith, Roberto Covatta, Karen Vermeiren, Luca Dall’Amico, Giovanni Furlanetto, Gabriele Nani, Tineke van Ingelgem, Roberto Accurso, Kurt Gysen, and Lucas Cortoos.

Performance dates: March 15 – April 9, 2022

Zelle” will feature soprano Natascha Young and counter-tenor Steve Katona. Jamie Man is the conductor and the director.

Performance dates: March 16 – March 19, 2022

Jean-Luc Fafchamps’ “Is This The End # 2” will spotlight Sarah Defrise, Amaury Massion, and Albane Carrère. Ouri Bronchti conducts the production by Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski.

Performance dates: April 21 – April 24, 2022

Mozart’sRequiem” will showcase Sandrine Piau, Sara Mingardo, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, and Luca Tittoto. Raphaël Pichon conducts the production by Romeo Castellucci.

Performance dates: April 29 – May 14, 2022

Wagner’s “Parsifal” will be performed in a concert version. The opera will star Andrew Schroeder as Amfortas, Kurt Gysen as Titurel, Franz-Josef Selig in the role of Gurnemanz, Werner van Mechelen as Klingsor, Elena Pankratova as Kundry, and Julian Hubbard in the title role. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Performance dates: May 17 – May 21, 2022

Giacomo Meyerbeer’s “Les Huguenots” stars Lenneke Ruiten as Marguerite de Valois, Karine Deshayes as Valentine, Ambroisine Bré as Urbain, and Enea Scala in the role of Raoul de Nangis. The cast is rounded with Nicolas Cavallier, Alexandre Duhamel, Yoann Dubruque, Riccardo Fassi, Pierre Derhet, Valentin Thill, Patrick Bolleire, Jean-Luc Ballestra, Blandine Coulon, Margaux de Valensart, Luca Dall’Amico, Maxime Melnik, and Emmanuel Junk. Evelino Pidò conducts the production by Olivier Py.

Performance dates: June 12 – July 2, 2022

Mathilde Wantenaar’s “Une chanson pour la lune” will showcase Vera Fiselier, Raphaele Green, Lucas Cortoos, Alejandro Fonte, Blandine Coulon, and Heidi Wayenberg. Béatrice Lachaussée is the director.

Performance dates: June 19 – June 24, 2022




“Concert De Noël” will feature soprano Margaux de Valensart and tenor Pierre Derhet. Benoît Giaux is the Chorus Master.

Performance date: Dec. 18, 2021

Soprano Anett Fritsch will perform works by Chabrier, Boesmans, and Chausson. Sylvain Cambreling will conduct.

Performance date: Feb. 20, 2022

Soprano Emma Posman will perform in a special concert “Mozart for kids.” Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Performance date: March 27, 2022

Soprano Jodie Devos and tenor Cyrille Dubois will perform works by André Ernest Modeste Grétry. In the rest of the concert works by Mozart and Van Maldere will be presented. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Performance date: April 14, 2022

Soprano Sally Matthews will perform works by Noben, Strauss, and Franck in a concert. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Performance date: Sep. 24, 2022

Soprano Elsa Dreisig will present works by Richard Strauss in a concert. Additionally, works by Massenet and Prokofiev will be performed. Kazushi Ono conducts.

Performance date: Oct. 9, 2022

Tenor Ian Bostridge will perform Schubert’sWinterreise” in a concert alongside Sir Antonio Pappano at a piano.

Performance date: Dec. 19, 2022


Baritone Georg Nigl will give a recital with Elena Bashkirova at a piano. Program will consist of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Wolf, Offenbach, Brahms, Berg, Mahler, and Eisler.

Performance date: Oct. 4, 2021

Bass Franz-Josef Selig will give a recital featuring works by Loewe, Wolf, and Stephan. Gerold Huber will be at a piano.

Performance date: Nov. 5, 2021

Magdalena Kožená will perform works by Brahms, Mussorgsky, Dvořák, and Bartók. Ohad Ben-Ari will be at a piano.

Performance date: Dec. 15, 2021

Tenor Mark Padmore will interpret works by Hahn, Britten, Barber, Williams, Finzi, Ives, Clarke, Tippett, Gurney, Holst, and Fauré, alongside Simon Lepper at a piano.

Performance date: Feb. 7, 2022

Nicky Spence will present works by Schumann, Shostakovich, Britten, Schubert, Tippett, Wolf, Horder, Dankworth, and Dickinson. Dylan Perez will be at a piano.

Performance date: April 1, 2022

Karine Deshayes will perform works by Massenet, Fauré, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Godard, and Hahn. The mezzo-soprano will be accompanied by the Ensemble Contraste.

Performance date: May 7, 2022

Véronique Gens will give a recital featuring works by Saint-Saëns, Berlioz, Chausson, Massenet, Fauré, Lekeu, De La Tombelle, Ropartz, Widor, Messager, and Hahn. The soprano will be accompanied by the Ensemble I Giardini.

Performance date: June 17, 2022