Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie Announces 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances.

The season opens with “Concert de rentrée” conducted by Chloé Dufresne and starring Manon Lamaison, Felix Gygli, and Noëlle Gény.

Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2023

Francesco Angelico conducts the Gala Lyrique with Franciska Éry directing. Yunuet Laguna, Oreste Cosimo, and Gëzim Myshketa are the soloists in a program of music by Cilea, Cilea, Mascagni, Boito, Giordano, and Leoncavallo, among others.

Performance Date: Oct. 7, 2023

Philippe Jaroussky conducts Marie Lys in a Mozart program.

Performance Dates: Oct. 27 & 28, 2023

Jakub Józef Orlinski and the Il pomo d’oro perform music by Claudio MonteverdiBiagio Marini, Giulio Caccini, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Kaspar Kerll, Barbara Strozzi, Francesco Cavalli, Carlo Pallavicino, Giovanni Cesare Netti, Antonio Sartorio, Giovanni Cesare Netti, Adam Jarzębski, and Sebastiano Moratelli.

Performance Dates: Nov. 12, 2023

Noëlle Gény conducts sacred music.

Performance Date: Nov. 26, 2023

Ka Hou Fan conducts Beethoven and John Rutter.

Performance Date: Nov. 29, 2023

Youssoupha, Olivier Koundouno, Emmanuel Sauvage, Annabelle Marlot, Falone Tayoung Ita Ngando, Myriam Sow, Jean Claude Essende, and Agyei Osei perform “gospel symphonique.”

Performance Date: Dec. 2, 2023

Cyrille Tricoire De Haro, Anne Pagès-Boisset, and Hwanyoo Lee perform together in a chamber concert.

Performance Date: Dec. 17, 2023

Romain Dumas conducts Christian Lacroix’s production of Offenbach’s “La Vie Parisienne.” Florie Valiquette, Flannan Obé, Marc Mauillon, Jérôme Boutillier, Marion Grange, Éléonore Pancrazi, Pierre Derhet, Philippe Estèphe, Elena Galitskaya, Raphaël Brémard, Ingrid Perruche, Louise Pingeot, Marie Kalinine, and Caroline Meng star.

Performance Date: Dec. 20, 2023-Jan. 4, 2024

Clelia Cafiero conducts soprano Charlotte Bonnet in the New Year’s Concert.

Performance Dates: Dec. 31, 2023-Jan. 1, 2024

Noëlle Gény conducts the chorus in a concert.

Performance Date: Jan. 11, 2024

Noëlle Gény conducts the Chœur Opéra national Montpellier Occitanie.

Performance Dates: Jan. 13 & 14, 2024

Marc Korovitch conducts Mozart’s Great Mass with Camille Chopin, Séraphine Cotrez, Sahy Ratia, and Edwin Fardini.

Performance Date: Jan. 26, 2024

Philippe Jaroussky conducts the Ensemble Artaserse.

Performance Date: Feb. 2, 2024

Philippe Jaroussky gives a masterclass.

Performance Date: Feb. 3, 2024

Noëlle Gény conducts the Chœur Opéra national Montpellier Occitanie in a program of music by Verdi, Gounod, Bizet, Beethoven, Mozart, Offenbach, and Tchaikovsky.

Performance Date: Feb. 3, 2024

Michael Schønwandt conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with soloists Angélique Boudeville, Marion Lebègue, Thomas Bettinger, and Edward Grint.

Performance Date: Feb. 9, 2024

Noëlle Gény conducts Chœur Opéra national Montpellier Occitanie in a program of music by Verdi, Gounod, Bizet, Beethoven, Mozart, Offenbach, and Tchaikovsky.

Performance Date: Feb. 25, 2024

The company will hold a concert of the Lauréats de l’Académie Philippe Jaroussky.

Performance Date: Feb. 27, 2024

Victor Jacob conducts a concert entitled “Gloria!” with Lucie Peyramaure.

Performance Date: March 9, 2024

Francesco Corti conducts Bach’s Sain Matthew Passion with Maximilian Schmitt, Yannick Debus, Kateryna Kasper, Philippe Jaroussky, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, and Andreas Wolf.

Performance Date: March 20, 2024

Noëlle Gény conducts the Chœur Opéra national Montpellier Occitanie.

Performance Date: April 3, 2024

Victor Jacob conducts Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with Anne Lopez directing. The cast includes Clara Barbier Serrano, Kevin Amiel, and Allen Boxer.

Performance Date: April 7, 2024

Jérôme Pillement and Benoît Bénichou lead “Belonging.”

Performance Dates: April 19 & 20, 2024

Noëlle Gény leads a choral concert.

Performance Date: April 25, 2024

Lise Viricel performs alongside Kaori Yugami and Lucille Cortet-Dauly.

Performance Dates: May 18-20, 2024

Carte blanche à Opéra Junior will be performed.

Performance Date: May 18, 2024

Mariamielle Lamagat, Aaron-Casey Gould, and Monika Mazanka are the soloists in an evening of arias.

Performance Date: May 21, 2024

Adriana Ferfecka, Katherine Broderick, Long Long, Mikołaj Trąbka, Henry Neill, Giorgi Manoshvili, and Yannis François lead Puccini’s “La Bohème.” Roderick Cox conducts the production by Orpha Phelan.

Performance Dates: May 22-26, 2024

The company will present Un Air de famille.

Performance Date: May 23, 2024

Michael Schønwandt conducts Mahler and Beethoven with soprano Cyrielle Ndjiki and pianist Alexandre Tharaud.

Performance Dates: May 31, 2024

Jean-Philippe Elleouet-Molina leads a recital of music by Francis Poulenc, Jacques Offenbach, and Benjamin Godard. Valérie Blanvillain is a the pianist.

Performance Dates: June 1 & 2, 2024