Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Cecilia Bartoli & Jessica Pratt Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra Royale de Wallonie-Liège has announced its 2022-23 season.

To kick things off, Jodie Devos takes on the title role in Delibes’ “Lakmé” alongside Philippe Talbot, Lionel Lhote, Pierre Doyen, and Marion Lebègue. Frédéric Chaslin conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 20-Oct. 1, 2022

Giuseppe Finzi conducts Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” with Bruno De Simone, Gianna Cañete Gallo, Guido Loconsolo, Diego Godoy, and Pierre Doyen. Fabrice Murgia directs.

Performance Dates: Oct. 21-29, 2022

Plácido Domingo and Davinia Rodríguez team up for a concert alongside Giampaolo Bisanti.

Performance Date: Nov. 5, 2022

The company will present “L’Histoire (en)chantée de Lakmé” inspired by “Lakmé.” Marie Neyrinck wrote the adaptation.

Performance Dates: Nov. 23-30, 2022

Hui He sings the title role of Verdi’s “Alzira” alongside Luciano Ganci and Giovanni Meoni. Giampaolo Bisanti and Leonardo Sini conduct while Jean Pierre Gamarra directs.

Performance Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 3, 2022

Cecilia Bartoli leads a concert performance of Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” with John Osborn, Fatma Said, Mélissa Petit, Lea Desandre, and Peter Kálmán.

Performance Date: Nov. 28, 2022

The company will present “La Maîtrise chante…”

Performance Dates: Dec. 18 & 30, 2022

Offenbach’s “La Vie parisienne” will star Anne-Catherine Gillet, Flannan Obé, Laurent Deleuil, Jérôme Boutillier, Sandrine Buendia, and Éléonore Pancrazi. Romain Dumas conducts the production by Christian Lacroix.

Performance Dates: Dec. 22-31, 2022

Jessica Pratt, René Barbera, and Marko Mimica will lead Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting and Jaco Van Dormael directing.

Performance Dates: Jan. 20-28, 2023

Thomas’ “Hamlet” will star Lionel Lhote, Jodie Devos, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Nicolas Testé, and Pierre Derhet. Guillaume Tourniaire conducts the production by Cyril Teste.

Performance Dates: Feb. 26-March 7, 2023

Offenbach’s “L’Île de Tulipatan” will be performed.

Performance Dates: March 5-11, 2023

Ermonela Jaho joins Giampaolo Bisanti for a concert.

Performance Date: March 18, 2023

Anna Pirozzi, Carolina López Moreno, Luciano Ganci, Mario Cassi, and Anna Maria Chiuri lead Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” in a production by Arnaud Bernard. Christopher Franklin conducts.

Performance Dates: April 11-22, 2023

Ramón Vargas, Salome Jicia, Goderdzi Janelidze, Marco Ciaponi, and Luca Dall’Amico star in Verdi’s “I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata.” Daniel Oren conducts the production by Sarah Schinasi.

Performance Dates: May 19-27, 2023

Speranza Scappucci conducts Marina Rebeka in a concert of arias.

Performance Date: June 3, 2023

Speranza Scappucci conducts Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” in a production by Marie Lambert-Le Bihan. The cast includes Alexandra Marcellier, Patrick Bolleire, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Julie Pasturaud, Julie Boulianne, Sheva Tehoval, and Eva-Maria Westbroek.

Performance Dates: June 21-29, 2023