Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Elena Stikhina & Kyle Ketelsen Lead Grand Theatre Genève’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Grand Theatre Geneve has announced its 2019 season featuring eight productions. Check it our right here.

The season opens with Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s monumental opera Einstein on the Beach. The work is set to be conducted by Titus Engel with Daniele Finzi Pasca directing the work.

Performance Dates: Sept. 11-18, 2019

Serena Farnocchia and Elena Stikhina share the role of Verdi’sAida with Yonghoon Lee and Najmiddin Mavlyanov trading off as Radamès.  Marina Prudenskaya and Anna Smirnova alternate as Amneris, while Alexey Markov is Amonasro and Liang Li is Ramfis.  Antonino Fogliani conducts Phelim McDermott’s production.

Performance Dates: Oct. 11-22, 2019

Emőke Baráth and Valerio Contaldo highlight Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” in a production by conductor Iván Fischer.

Performance Dates: Oct. 28 & 29, 2019

Rameau’s “Les Indes galantes” returns to with conductor Leonardo García Alarcón heading Lydia Steier. Kristina Mkhitaryan leads the cast that including Roberta Mameli, Claire de Sévigné, Amina Edris, Renato Dolcini, Gianluca Buratto, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, François Lis, and Cyril Auvity.

Performance Dates: Dec. 13-29, 2019

Fabio Biondi conducts Luk Perceval’s new production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Maria Grazia Schiavo and Rebecca Nelsen sharing the role of Konstanze. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Claire de Sévigné, Julien Behr, Denzil Delaere, and Nahuel Di Pierro.

Performance Dates: Jan. 22-Feb. 2, 2020

Meyebeer’s “Les Huguenots” is set to star Anna Durlovski, John Osborn, Mert Süngü, Michele Pertusi, Léa Desandre, Laurent Alvaro, and Rachel Willis-Sørensen. Marc Minkowski is set to conduct the new production by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito.

Performance Dates: Feb. 26-March 6, 2020

Anna Goryachova headlines Rossini’sLa Cenerentola in Laurent Pelly’s production. Stefano Montanari conducts a cast that includes Edgardo Rocha, Riccardo Novaro, Carlo Lepore, and Simone Alberghini.

Performance Dates: May 4-20, 2020

Jonathan Nott conducts Adel Abdessemed’s Messiaen’s “Saint François d’Assise” starring Kyle Ketelsen, Claire de Sévigné, Aleš Briscein, Michael Kraus, Jason Bridges, Denzil Delaere, Donald Thomson, Alexandre Diakoff, and Anas Séguin.

Performance Dates: June 26-July 5, 2020