Jonas Kaufmann, Patricia Petibon & Sonya Yoncheva Lead Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’ 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit:Javier del Real/© Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical/ Bernard Martinez)

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a vast array of programs and stars.

Here are opera and vocal performance highlights of the season:

Operas

Handel’s Messiah is set to be directed by Robert Wilson with Marc Minkowski conducting. The cast includes Elena Tsallagova, Helena Rasker, Richard Croft, José Coca Loza, and Alexis Fousekis with Les Musiciens du Louvre.

Performance Dates: Sept. 16-19, 2020

“Le Ballet royal de la Nuit” is set to feature music by Cambefort, Boësset, Constantin, Lambert, Cavalli, and Rossi with direction by Francesca Lattiada. Sébastien Daucé conducts a cast that includes Lucile Richardot, Violaine Le Chenadec, Caroline Weynants, Ilektra Platiopoulou, Caroline Dangin-Bardot, Perrine Devillers, Deborah Cachet, David Tricou, Davy Cornillot, Etienne Bazola, Renaud Bres, and Nicolas Brooymans.

Performance Dates: Oct. 7 & 8, 2020

Strauss’ “Salome” is set to be conducted by Henrik Nánási and directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Patricia Petibon stars in the title role alongside Gábor Bretz, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, and Sophie Koch.

Performance Dates: Nov. 14-24, 2020

Manuel Renga directs a new production of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Marc Leroy-Calatayud conducting. Dima Bawab, Norma Nahoun, Matthieu Justine, Sahy Ratia, Jean-Christophe Lanièce, Thibault de Damas, Sara Gouzy, and Natalie Pérez star.

Performance Dates: Feb. 1-13, 2021

Jérémie Rhorer conducts Poulenc’s “La Voix Humaine” and Thierry Escaich’s “Point d’orgue creation’s” with Patricia Petibon, Jean-Sébastien Bou, and Cyrille Dubois. Olivier Py directs the new production.

Performance Dates: March 6-14, 2021

Rolando Villazón directs a new production of Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” with Nadine Sierra, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Francesco Demuro, and Annunziata Vestri. Riccardo Frizza conducts.

Performance Dates: June 15-26, 2021

 

 

Opera in Concert 

Handel’s “Oreste” stars Franco Fagioli in the title role, Francesca Aspromonte, Julia Lezhneva, Kristian Adams, Renato Dolcini, and Francesca Ascioti. Maxim Emelyanychev conducts Il Pomo d’Oro.

Performance Date: Nov. 13, 2020

Monteverdi’s “Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda” is set to star Magdalena Kožená with La Cetra-Barockorchester Basel and conductor Andrea Marcon.

Performance Date: Nov. 20, 2020

Massenet’s “Werther” is set to be presented with Sir Simon Keenlyside in the title role, alongside Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Florie Valiquette, and Marc Barrard. Daniele Rustioni conducts the Orchestre et Maîtrise de l’Opéra national de Lyon.

Performance Date: Nov. 23, 2020

Haydn’s “Die Jahreszeiten” will be led by Emmanuelle Haïm with Orchestre et Chœur du Concert d’Astrée. Camilla Tilling, Robin Tritschler, and Mikhail Timoshenko star. 

Performance Date: Dec. 7, 2020

Vivaldi’s “L’Olimpiade” stars Riccardo Novaro, Ambroisine Bré, Benedetta Mazzucato, Chiara Skerath, Carlo Vistoli, Ana Maria Labin, and Luigi Di Donato. Jean-Christophe Spinosi conducts the Ensemble Matheus.

Performance Date: Dec. 9, 2020

Beethoven’s Missa solemnis will be performed by Genia Kühmeier, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Steve Davislim, and Matthias Goerne with the Orchestre National de France and conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Performance Dates: Dec. 18 & 19, 2020

Charpentier’s Te Deum will be conducted by Sébastien Daucé. Soloists include Caroline Weynants, Caroline Dangin-Bardot, Perrine Devillers, Marie Pouchelon, David Tricou, Léo Vermot-Desroches, Antonin Rondepierre, Randol Rodriguez, Ryan Veillet, Etienne Bazola, René Ramos Premier, Nicolas Brooymans, and Renaud Bres. The Ensemble Correspondances accompanies.

Performance Date: Jan. 9, 2021

Julia Kleiter, Emőke Baráth, Sandrine Piau, Michael Spyres, and Vittorio Prato lead Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.” Giovanni Antonini leads the Kammerorchester Basel and Basler Madrigalisten.

Performance Date: Jan. 27, 2021

Katharina Konradi and Matthias Goerne perform Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with Thomas Hengelbrock conducting the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble and chor.

Performance Date: Feb. 8, 2021

Verdi’s “Un Ballo in maschera” stars Mary Elizabeth Williams, Bongiwe Nakani, Harriet Eyley, Matteo Lippi, and Simone Piazzola. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and chorus.

Performance Date: March 16, 2021

Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is set to be performed by Emőke Baráth and Carlo Vistoli with Le Concert d’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haïm.

Performance Date: March 17, 2021

Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion is set to be performed Mary Bevan, Paul Murrihy, Mark Padmore, Samuel Hasselhorn, and Matthew Brook with the Orchestra and chorus of the Age of Enlightenment with Mark Padmore conducting.

Performance Date: March 18, 2021

Véronique Gens stars in Desmarest’s “Didon” with Reinoud van Mechelen, Thomas Dolié, Marie Perbost, Judith Van Wanrooij, Marie Gautrot, Marine Lafdal-Franc, Nicholas Scott, and Guilhem Worms. The Orchestre et Chœur du Concert Spirituel is conducted by Hervé Niquet.

Performance Date: March 23, 2021

Bach’s Johannes-Passion is conducted by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and stars Eugénie Lefebvre, Paul Figuier, Anders J. Dahlin, Paco Garcia, Nicolas Brooymans, and Etienne Bazola.

Performance Date: March 25, 2021

Nina Quilichini, Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Philippe Talbot, and Christian Senn perform Mozart’s Krönungsmesse with the Ensemble Matheus and conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi.

Performance Date: April 2, 2021

Brandon Jovanovich, Anja Kampe, Günther Groissböck, Derek Welton, and Sir Simon Keenlyside star in Wagner’s “Parsifal” with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and conductor Franz Welser-Möst.

Performance Date: April 7, 2021

Jessica Pratt, Xaber Anduaga, Gabriele Viviani, and Krzysztof Bączyk, star in Bellini’s “I Puritani” with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and Giacomo Sagripanti conducting.

Performance Date: April 8, 2021

Bejun Mehta, Michael Spyres, Avery Amereau, Jakub Józef Orliński, and Ashley Riches headline Handel’s “Tamerlano” with Harry Bicket conducting the English Concert.

Performance Date: April 10, 2021

Marlène Assayag, Emilie Rose Bry, Tim Mead, and Nahuel Di Pierro join Ensemble Matheus and maestro Jean-Christophe Spinosi for Bach’s Magnificat.

Performance Date: May 3, 2021

Strauss’ “Capriccio” stars Krassimira Stoyanova, Christoph Pohl, Daniel Behle, Nikolay Borchev, Georg Zeppenfeld, and Christa Mayer. The Staatskapelle Dresden is conducted by Christian Thielemann.

Performance Date: May 11, 2021

Florie Valiquette, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Eléonore Pancrazi, Sahy Ratia, and Thomas Dolié sing Mozart’s Requiem with Le Concert de la Loge and conductor Julien Chauvin.

Performance Date: June 18, 2021

Lecocq’s “La Fille de Madame Angot” will star Anne-Catherine Gillet, Véronique Gens, Mathias Vidal, Yann Beuron, Matthieu Lécroart, Ingrid Perruche, Antoine Philippot, Flannan Obé, and David Witczak. Sébastien Rouland conducts the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and Chœur de la Radio Flamande.

Performance Date: June 30, 2021 

Offenbach’s “La Belle Hélène” stars Michèle Losier, Pauline Texier, Camille Poul, Marie Lenormand, Cyrille Dubois, Marc Barrard, Eric Huchet, Philippe Ermelier, Aliénor Feix, Raphaël Brémard, Sahy Ratia, and Samuel Namotte. Alexandre Bloch conducts the Orchestre National de Lille and Chœur de chambre de Namur.

Performance Date: July 1, 2021

 

 

Recitals

Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud perform a recital of music by Debussy, Poulenc, Fauré, and Ravel.

Performance Date: Sept. 28, 2019 

Philippe Jaroussky, Emőke Baráth, Lucile Richardot, and Emiliano Gonzalez Toro sing alongside le Concert de la Loge with Julien Chauvin in a program entitled Viva Vivaldi.

Performance Date: Oct. 1, 2020

Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Karine Deshayes, and Erwin Schrott sing Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and conductor Francesco Ciampa.

Performance Date: Nov. 16, 2020 

Philippe Jaroussky leads the Ensemble Artaserse in an evening of Caldara, Vivaldi, Bononcini, Hasse, Fago, Ziani, Scarlatti, and Chelleri.

Performance Date: Nov. 18, 2020

Jochen Rieder and Jonas Kaufmann perform “Noël avec Jonas Kaufmann” alongside the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.

Performance Date: Dec. 6, 2020

Sumi Jo sings a program of music by Lecocq, Puccini, Offenbach, Lehár, Auber, Massenet, and Franck.

Performance Date: Dec. 8, 2020

Jakub Józef Orliński and Il Pomo d’Oro team up for an evening of Cavalli, Bononcini, Haendel, and Hasse.

Performance Date: Dec. 12, 2020

Lisette Oropesa and Aya Wakizono perform an evening of Handel and Mozart with the Orchestre National d’Auvergne and Simone Di Felice.

Performance Date: Jan. 11, 2021

Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee perform alongside Opera Fuoco and David Stern for an evening of Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boieldieu, Meyerbeer, Bizet, and Adam.

Performance Date: Jan. 21, 2021

Olga Peretyatko and Karine Deshayes team up for an evening Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and Riccardo Frizza.

Performance Date: Feb. 10, 2021

Jodie Devos and Julien Chauvin perform alongside Le Concert de la Loge for a program of works by Handel and Bach.

Performance Date: March 5, 2021

Patrizia Ciofi, Lea Desandre, and Anthea Pichanick sing Handel, Porpora, Broschi, and Caldara with Les Accents and Thibault Noally.

Performance Date: April 6, 2021

Sonya Yoncheva performs alongside the Ensemble Lautten Compagney Berlin and conductor Wolfgang Katschner in a program dedicated to the music of Strozzi, Carissimi, Monteverdi, Sandrin, Caccini, Legrenzi, Caldara, and Cesti.

Performance Date: May 2, 2021

Patricia Petibon sings Mozart, Fauré, Debussy, Puccini, Poulenc, Piazzolla, Glanzberg, Churchill, Lennon, Bacri, and Lockwood alongside pianist Dimitri Naïditch and violinist Fiona Monbet.

Performance Date: May 9, 2021

Pretty Yende and Benjamin Bernheim reunite for an evening of Donizetti, Verdi, and Massenet. Sascha Goetzel conducts the Orchestre de chambre de Paris.

Performance Dates: May 19, 2021

Philippe Jaroussky and Emőke Baráth sing alongside the Ensemble Artaserse in a program of music by Sartorio, Monteverdi, Marini, and Rossi.

Performance Date: June 25, 2021

Elsa Dreisig sings alongside the Orchestre de chambre de Bâle and Alexander Janiczek. The program will be music by Mozart.

Performance Date: June 28, 2021

La Folle Soirée de l’Opéra and the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France team up for Les plus beaux airs d’opéra.

Performance Dates: July 2 & 3, 2021

Concerts

The Orchestre National de France is conducted by Emmanuel Krivine with Christina Landshamer and Anna Stéphany performing Mendelssohn’s Le Songe d’une nuit d’été and the Italian Symphony.

Performance Date: Jan. 31, 2021

Anja Harteros sings Wesendonck-Lieder with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Gustavo Gimeno conducting. The program also includes the Franck Symphony.

Performance Date: Feb. 2, 2021

Leif Ove Andsnes, Matthew Truscott, and Christiane Karg headline a Mozart program with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Performance Date: May 20, 2021

Orchestre de chambre de Paris Concerts 

Marzena Diakun conducts soloists Jodie Devos, Adèle Charvet, Marie-Ange Nguci, Lucienne Renaudin-Vary in music by Hummel, Mozart, Kodály, Ibert, and Debussy.

Performance Date: Sept. 26, 2020

Chamber Music 

Schumann, Brahms, and Chausson are performed by Adam Laloum, Lucile Richardot, and Deborah Nemtanu.

Performance Date: Oct. 18, 2020

Mozart’s Requiem is led by Anna Khassenova, Coline Dutilleul, Gwilym Bowen and Christian Senn with the Chœur et Orchestre Les Ambassadeurs and conductor.

Performance Date: Nov. 29, 2020

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