Metropolitan Opera 2022-23 Season: Five Major Debuts Coming Next Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2022-23 season and with it, there are major debuts coming.

For the purposes of this article, we have selected five exciting singers who have been acclaimed around the world and who will no doubt leave a mark on the Met stage next year.

Xabier Anduaga

The Spanish-born tenor won the First Prize at the Operalia Singing Competition in 2019 as well the Zarzuela Award. The tenor has since performed at the Teatro Colón, Paris Opera, Donizetti Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Real, and the Rossini Opera Festival. Audiences can see him in recordings of “Lucrezia Borgia,” “Il Castello di Kenilworth,” and “Ricciardo e Zoraide.”

He will be singing in a revival production of “L’Elisir d’Amore” in April 2023 alongside Aleksandra Kurzak, Alex Esposito, and Joshua Hopkins.

Benjamin Bernheim

The French tenor is one of the fastest rising stars of his generation who has performed at the Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Opéra national de Bordeaux, and the Royal Opera House in London. His repertoire includes the music of Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Verdi, and French music from Massenet and Gounod. He is an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon who after his successful first album of arias is set to release another entitled “Boulevard des Italiens.”

For his Met debut, Bernheim will sing Verdi’s “Rigoletto” alongside Rosa Feola, Lisette Oropesa, Quinn Kelsey, and Michael Chioldi in November and December 2022.

Amartuvshin Enkhbat

Since winning the Operalia Competition in 2012 and taking home the audience prize at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2015, the Mongolian singer has become one of the most sought-after baritones in the world. He recently made his house debut at the Royal Opera and Wiener Staatsoper and is a major proponent of the Verdi canon. He has also performed such operas as “Nabucco,” “Aida,” “La Traviata,” “Ernani,” “Rigoletto,” and “La Forza del Destino.”

For his debut, he will sing in a production of “La Traviata” alongside Ismael Jordi and Ermonela Jaho in January 2023.

Sabine Devieilhehe

The French soprano has collaborated with ensembles including Pygmalion, Les Cris de Paris, Les Arts Florissant, Marc Minkowski and the Musiciens du Louvre, and Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel. Her repertoire is varied including baroque, Mozart, Bel Canto, and French works. She is an exclusive artist of Warner Classics and has released six solo albums.

Devieilhehe will sing in a production of “Dialogues des Carmélites” in January 2023 with Ailyn Pérez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jamie Barton, Alice Coote, Piotr Buszewski, and Laurent Naouri.

Ismael Jordi

The Spanish tenor is one of the most acclaimed of his country and has performed with many of the great opera houses in the world including the Royal Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Real, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Opéra-Comique, and Opéra Bastille. He has also performed in Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Frankfurt, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeux, Strasbourg, Liège, Seville, Oviedo, Valencia, Bilbao, Vienna, Zürich, Lausanne, Macerata, Venice, Naples, Verona and Amsterdam. He is well known for his interpretations of the Bel Canto repertoire.

He will debut in “La Traviata” in a cast with fellow debutante Amartuvshin Enkhbat and Ermonela Jaho in January.