Opéra de Lyon Announces Changes to 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Lyon has announced changes to its 2020-21 season.

The company, which had originally announced a new production of “Le Coq d’or” by Rimsky-Korsakov directed by Barrie Kosky, will be postponed until May of 2021. The production was originally scheduled to open the Festival Aix-En-Provence and would be brought to Lyon in October. However, plans were changed when the summer festival in Aix-en-Provence canceled.

As a result, the company’s production of Weber’s “Die Freischütz” directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov will be postponed until 2022. The Weber opera was scheduled to be performed in May of 2021.

Ravel’s “L’Heure Espagnole,” which was scheduled for April 2021,   will now open the Lyon season in October. The season will continue in November with a concert performance of Massenet’s “Werther.”

Lyon is the latest opera company to make significant changes to the 2020-21 season. Previously the Berlin State Opera announced it was canceling a production.