Opera de Limoges’s 2018-19 Season To Present Verdi, Lully & Korngold

By Francisco Salazar

The Opera de Limoges has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will include a number of rarities, as well as two staples from the standard repertoire.


Juliette Deschamp brings her vision of “Songe d’une nuit d’été” with mezzo-soprano Alice Ferrière and soprano Chloé Briot. Paul Daniel conducts the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.

Performance Dates: Sept. 14, 2018

D’Hervé’s “Mam’zelle Nitouche” will be presented in a production by Pierre-André Weitz with Christophe Grapperon conducting. Lara Neumann, Damien Bigourdan, Miss Knife, and Samy Camps star in the production.

Performance Dates: Oct. 7-9, 2018

Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt” comes to the stage with Johanni Van Oostrum and David Pomeroy in the lead roles. Pavel Baleff conducts Sandrine Anglade’s production.

Performance Dates: Jan. 25-27, 2019

Romie Estèves performs “Vous Qui Savez Ce Qu’est L’amour” with Jérémy Peret.

Performance Dates: Jan. 31-Feb.1, 2019

Elsa Balas leads the way in “Du Choeur À L’ouvrage” in a production by Benjamin Dupé.

Performance Dates: March 7-8, 2019

Alex Penda and André Heyboer star in “Macbeth.” Robert Tuohy conducts Verdi’s early masterpiece.

Performance Dates: April 10-14, 2019

Lully’s “Les Amants Magnifiques” gets a three-performance run with Laurent Prévôt, Pierre-Guy Cluzeau, Maxime Costa, and Mélanie Le Moine starring. Hervé Niquet conducts.

Performance Dates: May 16-18, 2019

The season concludes with Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne’s “Phèdre.” Judith van Wanroij, Diana Axentii, Enguerrand de Hys, and Thomas Dolié star in a production by Marc Paquien.

Performance Dates: June 4, 2019