Levente Molnár, Ruzan Mantashyan & Anaïk Morel Highlight Opéra de Nice’s 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Nice in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring a number of concerts, ballet, musical theatre and opera.

For this article, we will only focus on the operatic repertoire.

The season opens with “Reunion de Familie” with the choeur and ballet of the opera de Nice.

Performance Dates: Sept. 12 & 13, 2020

Fabrice Di Falco, Julie Robard-Gendre, Dísella Làrusdóttir, Joan Martín-Royo, Frédéric Diquero, and Vincent Le Texier star in Philip Glass’ “Ahknaten” with Léo Warynski conducting.

Performance Dates: Nov. 1-7, 2020

Reverdy’s “Le Cosmicomiche” is set to star Mélanie Boisvert, Albane Carrère, and Francesco Biamonte. Léo Warynski conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 21, 2020

Clara Meloni stars in Jodlowski’s “La Ralentie.”

Performance Date: Nov. 28, 2020

Boieldieu’s “La Dame Blanche” will star Patrick Kabongo, Amélie Robins, Sophie Marin-Degor, Laurent Kubla, Marie Kalinine, and Luca Lombardo. Alexandra Cravero conducts.

Performance Dates: Jan. 17-21, 2021

Levente Molnár and Larisa Andreeva take on the lead roles in Verdi’s “Macbeth” with Ivan Defabiani and Giacomo Prestia rounding out the cast. György G. Ráth conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 12-18, 2021

Giuliano Carella conducts Puccini’s “La Bohème” with a cast that includes Luciano Ganci, Ruzan Mantashyan, Mikhail Timoshenko, and Mélodie Louledjian.

Performance Dates: March 26-April 1, 2021

Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” is set to be presented in a concert performance with Adam Horvath, Arnold Bezuyen, Thomas Gazheli, Giorgio Valenta, Nika Guliashvili, Ramaz Chikviladze, and Emanuela Pascu.

Performance Date: April 15, 2021

Sergio Monterisi conducts “Circo!” with Michelle Canniccioni, Thomas Morris, Gilles San Juan, and Magali Thomas.

Performance Dates: April 17-21, 2020

The season concludes with Massenet’s “Werther” with Thomas Bettinger singing the title role, Anaïk Morel as Charlotte, Catherine Trottmann as Sophie, and Jean-Luc Ballestra as Albert. Jacques Lacombe conducts.

Performance Dates: June 2-6, 2021