Matthias Goerne, Levy Sekgapane & Karine Deshayes Lead Opéra national du Capitole’s 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra national du Capitole, Toulouse has announced its 2023-24 season featuring seven productions and recitals.


Victorien Vanoosten conducts Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles” with Thomas Lebrun Mise directing. The cast includes Anne-Catherine Gillet, Mathias Vidal, Alexandre Duhamel, and Jean-Fernand Setti.

Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 8, 2023

Andris Poga conducts Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” in a production by Olivier Py. The cast is led by Matthias Goerne, Victoire Bunel, Lila Dufy, Svetlana Lifar, Marius Brenciu, Mikhail Timoshenko, Roberto Scandiuzzi, and Airam Hernández.

Performance Dates: Nov. 24-Dec.3, 2023

Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten” is set to star Issachah Savage, Elisabeth Teige, Sophie Koch, Brian Mulligan, and Ricarda Merbeth. Frank Beermann conducts Niclas Joel’s production.

Performance Dates: Jan. 25-Feb. 4, 2024

Marie Perbost, Ian Koziara, Cyrille Dubois, Andreea Soare, Petr Nekoranec, and Kresimir Spicer star in Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” Michele Spotti conducts the new production by Satoshi Miyagi.

Performance Dates: Feb. 27-March 3, 2024

Two casts will perform Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.” The first will be led by Adèle Charvet, Levy Sekgapane, Florian Sempey, and Nicola Alaimo. The second will be sung by Floriane Hasler, Michele Angelini, Philippe Estèphe, and Vincenzo Taormina. Michele Spotti conducts Barbe & Doucet’s production.

Performance Dates: March 29-April 7, 2024

Marc Mauillon and Victoire Bunel headline Debussy’s “Pelléas  et Mélisande” alongside Tassis Christoyannis, Janina Baechle, and Franz-Josef Selig. Leo Hussain conducts the production by Éric Ruf.

Performance Dates: May 17-26, 2024

Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” will star Stéphane Degout, Valentina Fedeneva, Eva Zaïcik, Bror Magnus Tødenes, and Andreas Bauer Kanabas. Florent Siaud directs and Gábor Káli conducts.

Performance Dates: June 20-July 2, 2024


Michael Fabiano and Martin Katz perform a program of music by Duparc, Gounod, Massenet.

Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2023

Matthias Goerne and Alexander Schmalcz perform Lieder by Wagner, Strauss, and Pfitzner

Performance Date: Jan. 26, 2024

Marcelo Álvarez perform latin American music and zarzuela.

Performance Date: Feb. 1, 2024

Karine Deshayes, Florian Sempey, and Daniela Pellegrino lead a Rossini program.

Performance Date: Feb. 28, 2024

Midis du Capitole

Catherine Hunold and Paul-Emmanuel Thomas perform “Love dream de Carmen à Piaf.” The program features music by Bizet, Puccini, Wagner, Weill, Brel, and Kosma

Performance Date: Oct. 5, 2023

Mikhail Timoshenko and Elitsa Desseva take on the music of Tchaikovsky, Ibert, and Ravel.

Performance Date: Nov. 9, 2023

Aleksei Isaev and Robert Gonnella perform melodies by Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov.

Performance Date: Feb. 1, 2024

Petr Nekoranec and Vincenzo Scalera take on the music of Rossini, Hahn, Debussy, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, and Strauss

Performance Date: Feb. 29, 2024

Marie-Laure Garnier and Célia Oneto Bensaid perform “Songs of Hope.”

Performance Date: April 4, 2024

Carl Ghazarossian and Emmanuel Olivier lead a program of music by Bizet, Debussy, Poulenc, and Ravel.

Performance Date: June 27, 2024


God the Save the King! concert will include Hervé Niquet conducting the Chœur and Orchestre du Concert Spirituel.

Performance Date: Oct. 4, 2023

Monteverdi’s “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” will star Fleur Barron, Emőke Barath, David Hansen, Zachary Wilder, and Nicholas Scot.

Performance Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2023

Elionor Martínez, Anna Piroli, Natasha Schnur, William Shelton, Ferran Mitjans, and Guglielmo Buonsanti perform Marc Antoine Charpentier’s “Louanges a la Vierge Marie.

Performance Date: Nov. 30, 2023

Hervé Niquet perform a christmas concert with the Chœur de l’Opéra national du Capitole.

Performance Dates: Dec. 9 & 10, 2023

Sabrina Romero, Victor Sordo, Daniel Lassalle, Jean-Pierre Canihac, Gregory Daltin, Benoit Albert, and Florent Tisseyre perform Claudio Monteverdi, Santiago de Murcia, Gaspar Sanz, Stefano Landi, Antonio Martin, and Coll.

Performance Date: Feb. 3, 2024

Anne Le Bozec, Apolline Raï-Westphal, and Marion Vergez-Pascal perform Mozart.

Performance Date: March 2, 2024

Philippe Fénelon, Céline Laborie, Emilie Rose Bry, and Svetlana Lifar perform Leçons de ténèbres.

Performance Date: May 18, 2024

Jordi Savall conducts Haydn’s “The Creation” with a cast of Myriam Feuersinger, Tilmann Lichdi, and Matthias Winckhler.

Performance Date: May 28, 2024