Franco Fagioli, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Valentina Naforniţa & Jean-François Borras Lead Opéra de Lausanne’s 2021-22 SeasonBy Dejan Vukosavljevic
Opéra de Lausanne has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look.
Mozart‘s “Le Nozze di Figaro” opens the season. The opera stars Phillip Addis as Count Almaviva, Valentina Naforniţa as Countess Almaviva, Arianna Vendittelli as Susanna, and Robert Gleadow in the title role. The cast also includes Lucia Cirillo, Ruben Amoretti, Léa Desandre, Pablo Garcia Lopez, François Piolino, Sophie Negoïta, and Alexandre Diakoff. Frank Beermann conducts the production by James Gray.
Performance Dates: Nov. 5 – 14, 2021
Robert Stolz and Robert Gilbert’s operetta “The White Horse Inn” features Fabienne Conrad, Mathias Vidal, Patrick Rocca, Clémentine Bourgoin, Julien Dran, Guillaume Paire, Remi Ortega, Sophie Negoïta, Jean Miannay, Miss Helvetia, Yuki Tsurusaki, and Patrick Lapp. Jean-Yves Ossonce conducts the production by Gilles Rico.
Performance Dates: Dec. 12 – 31, 2021
Concert performances of Rossini‘s “Semiramide” will spotlight Maria Grazia Schiavo, Marina Viotti, Mirco Palazzi, Francisco Brito, Ornella Corvi, Raphaël Hardmeyer, Jean Miannay, and Joshua Morris. Corrado Rovaris conducts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 4 – 6, 2022
Händel‘s “Alcina” stars Lenneke Ruiten, Franco Fagioli, Marie Lys, Marina Viotti, Juan Sancho, and Guilhem Worms. Diego Fasolis conducts the production by Stefano Poda.
Performance Dates: March 6 – 13, 2022
Tchaikovsky‘s “Eugene Onegin” will showcase Maria Bayankina as Tatyana, Pavel Petrov as Lensky, and Kostas Smoriginas in the title role. The cast is rounded by Irina Shishkova, Susanne Gritschneder, Qiulin Zhang, Alexander Bezrukov, Alexandre Diakoff, and Jean Miannay. Gavriel Heine conducts the production by Éric Vigié.
Performance Dates: April 3 – 10, 2022
Finally, Massenet‘s “Werther” will star Héloïse Mas as Charlotte, Marie Lys as Sophie, and Jean-François Borras in the title role. The cast also includes Vincent Le Texier and Mikhail Timoshenko. Laurent Campellone conducts the production by Vincent Boussard.
Performance Dates: May 15 – 22, 2022