Marianne Fiset & Gregory Dahl Highlight L’Opéra de Québec 2019-20 season.

By Sebastien Turgeon

A couple of hours before the premiere of Michael Cavanagh’s stunning new production of Verdi’s “Nabucco,” L’Opéra de Québec revealed its plans for the company’s 36th season.

The season will open with Verdi’s “La Traviata”, staged by Oriol Thomas. The title role will be sung by French Canadian soprano Marianne Fiset, opposing young tenor Rocco Rupolo as Alfredo and baritone Gregory Dahl as his father Giorgio Germont. Marianne Fiset can currently be heard here in the title role of Massenet’s “Thais” in a stream of the Finnish National Opera.

Performance dates: October 19-26, 2019

The Spring production will be a French version of Johann Strauss II’s “Die Fledermaus”, staged by Alain Gauthier. The promising cast includes Dominique Côté as Gabriel von Eisenstein, the excellent young soprano Magali Simard-Galdès as Adèle and Christopher Dunham as Dr. Falke.

Performance dates: May 16-23, 2020

Next for the company will be its 2019 summer festival, which will include the premiere of Richard Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” in a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera and The Dutch National Opera. The details of the festival can be found here.