Michael Spyres, Elza Van Den Heever & Vannina Santoni Lead Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie has announced its 2022-23 season.


Ainārs Rubiķis conducts Verdi’s “Aida” in a production by Annabel Arden. The opera stars Sunyoung Seo, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Amadi Lagha, Leon Kim, and Jacques Greg-Belobo.

Performance Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2022

Noëlle Gény leads “Bach et le sacré.”

Performance Date: Oct. 16, 2022

Noëlle Gény conducts “Musiques sacrées”

Performance Date: Dec. 11, 2022

De New York à London will be conducted by Noëlle Gény.

Performance Date: Dec. 18, 2022

Constantin Trinks leads Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in a production of Anna Bernreitner. Rihan Lois, Rainelle Krause, Claire de Sevigné, Norma Nahoun, Amitai Pati, In Sung Sim, Mikhail Timoshenko, and Benoît Rameau star.

Performance Dates: Jan. 13-19, 2023

“De l’opérette à l’opéra-bouffe” will be conducted by Noëlle Gény.

Performance Date: Feb. 4, 2023

“Saint-Valentin” will be led by Noëlle Gény. 

Performance Date: Feb. 12, 2023

Jérôme Pillement leads “Climat” by Russell Hepplewhite and Helen Eastman. Damien Robert conducts.

Performance Dates: March 8 & 11, 2023

Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” will be conducted by Pierre Dumoussaud and directed by Rafael R. Villalobos. Vannina Santoni, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Valentin Thill, Armando Noguera, and Louise Foor.

Performance Dates: April 19-23, 2023

Schumann’s “Scènes du Faust de Goethe” will be conducted by Michael Schønwandt and directed by Julian Rosefeldt. The cast includes Brian Mulligan, Eleonor Lyons, Ilker Arcayurek, and Polly Leech.

Performance Dates: May 12 & 14, 2023

Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts Massenet’s “Grisélidis” with Vannina Santoni, Frédéric Antoun, Thomas Dolié, Antoinette Dennefeld, Tassis Christoyannis, Adèle Charvet, Thibault de Damas, and Adrien Fournaison.

Performance Date: June 2, 2023 & July 4, 2023 at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Noëlle Gény conducts “100 ans de romantisme.”

Performance Date: June 4, 2023

“Orfeo” by Antonio Sartorio will be conducted by Philippe Jaroussky and directed by Benjamin Lazar. Arianna Vendittelli, Ana Quintans, Kangmin Justin Kim, Céline Scheen, Yannis François, Paul Figuier, and David Webb.

Performance Dates: June 7-10, 2023

“De l’Opéra à Broadway” will be conducted by Noëlle Gény.

Performance Date: June 21, 2023


Alex Ho and Ar Guens Jean Mary’s “Étape par étape” will be directe dby Franciska Éry. Mélodie Ruvio, Fabien Hyon, Ludovic Nicot, Pia Segerstam, Pascal Martin, and Aurélie Saraf star.

Performance Dates: Sept. 17, 2022-June 23, 2023

Victor Jacob conducts a concert with Léo Vermot Desroches, Rémy Bres-Feuillet, and Juliette Mey.

Performance Date: Oct. 15, 2022

The theater will present “Concerts des Lauréats.”

Performance Dates: Nov. 8 & 9, 2022

Philippe Jaroussky gives a Masterclass.

Performance Date: Nov. 16, 2022

The Opera Junior “Transat!” will be performed.

Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2022

Heather Newhouse and Anthea Pichanick perform a recital with pianist Justine Eckhaut.

Performance Date: Dec. 1, 2022

Michele Spotti conducts Rossini’s “Petite Messe solennelle” with soloists Maria Laura Iacobellis, Marianna Pizzolato, Juan Francisco Gatell, and Fabrizio Beggi.

Performance Date: Dec. 3, 2022

Adèle Lorenzi-Favart and Sergio Villegas-Galvain, Lauréats de l’Académie Philippe Jaroussky, will perform alongside Gaspard Thomas.

Performance Dates: Dec. 13 & 14, 2022

Michael Rakotoarivony, a Lauréats de l’Académie Orsay-Royaumont, will perform alongside Teodora Oprisor.

Performance Dates: Jan. 10 & 11, 2023

Noëlle Gény leads Pause-café.

Performance Date: Feb. 2, 2023

The company will offer a Concerts des Lauréats from l’Académie Philippe Jaroussky.

Performance Dates: Feb. 21 & 22, 2023

Clara Bellon, Marie-Laure Garnier, and Axelle Saint-Cirel perform a concert.

Performance Date: March 22, 2023

Veronique Parize, Dominika Gajdzis, Jose Alejandro Garzon, and Jean-Philippe Elleouet-Molina perform in a program entitled Pause-café.

Performance Date: April 20, 2023

Francesco Corti and Michael Spyres join Il pomo d’oro for a concert of music by Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Gluck, Hasse, Latilla, and Mazzoni.

Performance Date: May 16, 2023

Adriana Bignagni-Lesca, Suzanne Taffot, Maurel Endong Kouosseu, and Thomas Taquet join in Concerts des Lauréats.

Performance Date: May 23, 2023

“Carte blanche au Jeune Opéra” will be performed.

Performance Date: May 26, 2023

“Le Berger de Lumières” with pianist Anne Svetoslavsky and Noëlle Thibon-Gokelaere.

Performance Date: June 16, 2023

The company will perform “Crowd out.”

Performance Dates: June 23 & 24, 2023

“Lala et le Cirque du vent” will be conducted by Guilhem Rosa.

Performance Dates: June 30 & July 1, 2023


Roderick Cox and Elza van den Heever team for Strauss, Hailstork, and Shostakovich.

Performance Date: Dec. 9, 2022

Michael Schønwandt conducts entitled “Daphnis et Chloé.”

Performance Date: March 17, 2023