Opéra National De Paris To Broadcast 4 Operas To Cinemas During 2019-20 Season

Benjamin Bernheim, Pretty Yende, Anita Rachvelishvili Among Stars To Appear In Productions

By David Salazar

Audiences who are unable to get to the Opéra National de Paris will still have a chance to check out some of the company’s many productions via cinema. In sum, the company will be showcasing four operas in movie theaters in 2019-20. They will also showcase three other productions from other venues.

First up will be Verdi’s “La Traviata” on Sept. 24, 2019. That performance will feature Pretty Yende, Benjamin Bernheim, and Jean-François Lapointe.

Then comes “Les Indes Galantes,” which will star Sabine Devielhe and Florian Sempey for the Oct. 10, 2019 performance.

On Nov. 14, 2019, Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” from the Salzburg Festival will get a stream in cinemas with a cast headlined by Christiane Karg, Albina Shagimuratova, Matthias Goerne, and Mauro Peter.

Evgeny Nikitin will then star in a performance of “Prince Igor” that will also feature Anita Rachvelishvili and Pavel Cernoch. That stream is set for Dec. 17, 2019.

Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” from the Arena di Verona follows with Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, Luca Salsi, and Yusif Eyvazov; that opera will be transmitted on Jan. 16, 2020.

Pretty Yende and Benjamin Bernheim will return to Parisian cinemas on March 17, 2020 in “Manon.” Ludovic Tézier will be among the other castmates of the performance.

It all comes to an end with a performance of “Madama Butterfly” on May 14, 2020 from the Glyndebourne Festival. Olga Busuioc will take on the title role with Joshua Guerrero as Pinkerton and Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki. Sharpless will be interpreted by Michael Sumuel.

Additionally, the company will stream performances of two ballets, including “Le Parc” and “Giselle.”