Opéra de Massy Cancels Major Production in 2020-21

By David Salazar
(Credit: Opéra Heikon)

The Opéra de Massy has announced the cancelation of its production of “The Queen of Spades” this November.

Since the majority of cast members were coming from Russia, the French company simply could not present the work due to sanitary regulations. The opera was to be presented in association with “Saisons Russes.”

The production, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 28 and 29, was set to be conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev and directed by Dmitry Berman. It would have featured design and costumes by Igo Nezhny and Tatiana Tulubieva as well as lighting by Denis Yenyukov and choreography by Edwald Smirnov.

As a result the company will present Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” in January 2021.

The company’s 2020-21 season will also include such operas as “Eugene Onegin,” “La Premier Cercle Scènes de la Charachka,” “L’Enfant Inouï,” “Jungle,” “Turandot,” “Arianna,” “Maria de Buenos Aires,” “La Traviata,” and “Manon.”