Marina Rebeka, Ludovic Tézier to Headline Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s ‘Thaïs’

By David Salazar

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has confirmed dates for its upcoming production of Massenet’s “Thaïs.”

The opera is set to open on Jan. 22, 2021 with performances following on Jan. 24, 26, and 28.

The production will be directed by Jean-Louis Grinda with musical direction led by Jean-Yves Ossonce. Ludovic Tézier will take on the role of Athanaël opposite soprano Marina Rebeka, who will perform the title role. Jean-François Borras will round out the cast as Nicias with other cast members including Philippe Kahn, Cassandrre Berthon, Valentine Lemercier, Marie Gautrot, , and Jennifer Courcier.

The company’s remaining 2020-21 season will feature productions and showcases of “Bel Canto,” “Le Comte Ory,” “I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata,” and “Boris Godunov.” There will also be a recital by Bryn Terfel.

The principality of Monte-Carlo has never surpassed more than 30 new COVID cases per day and has recorded a total of six COVID-related deaths since April when it started recording its pandemic-related statistics.