Rosa Feola, Pene Pati, Karine Deshayes & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead Opéra de Rouen’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a number of productions, concerts and special guests. Here is a look.


The season opens with Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starring Sergio Vitale, Rosa Feola, Pene Pati, Agnès Letestu, and Paul Gay. Ben Glassberg conducts the production by Richard Brunel.

Performance Dates: Sept. 22-Oct. 2022

“Mon amant de Saint-Jean” will feature Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Le Poème Harmonique. Vincent Dumestre conducts the production by Marie Lambert-Le Bihan.

Performance Dates: Oct. 18 & 19, 2022

Offenbach’s “Le Voyage dans la Lune” will be conducted by Chloé Dufresne and directed by Olivier Fredj. The work will star Sheva Tehoval, Jennifer Michel, Aurélia Legay, Violette Polchi, Kaëlig Boché, Éric Vignau, Thibaut Desplantes, Poncet de Solages, and Matthieu Lécroart.

Performance Date: Nov. 4-8, 2022

Philip Glass’ “Einstein on the Beach” will be conducted by Tom de Cock and Georges-Elie Octors and narrated by Suzanne Vega.

Performance Date: Nov. 17, 2022

Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” is set to star Ed Lyon, Simona Šaturová, Anna Stéphany, Victoire Bunel, Chiara Skerath, and Luigi de Donato. Ben Glassberg conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 14 & 16, 2022

Britten’s “A Midsummer Night Dream” will star Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian, Soraya Mafi, Miltos Yerolemou, Michael Mofidian, Lucile Richardot, Eric Ferring, Samuel Dale Johnson, Kitty Whately, Nardus Williams, Joshua Bloom, Barnaby Rea, Antony Gregory, William Thomas, Robert Burt, and William Dazeley. Ben Glassberg conducts Robert Carsen’s production.

Performance Dates: Jan. 27-31, 2023

David Bates conducts Handel’s “Serse” in a production by Clarac & Deloeuil. The production will star Jake Arditti, Jakub Józef Orliński, Cecilia Molinari, Mari Eriksmoen, Sophie Junker, Luigi de Donato, and Biagio Pizzuti.

Performance Dates: March 10-14, 2023

Koen Kessels conducts Hans Op de Beeck’s production of Wim Henderickx’s “The Convert.” The production stars Lore Binon, Vincenzo Neri, Iryna Kyshliaruk, Françoise Atlan, Stephan Adriaens, Michael Wilmering, and Guido Jentjens.

Performance Dates: May 4 & 6, 2023

The season closes with Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” led by Amitai Pati and Elbenita Kajtazi. Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the production by Jean-Fernand Setti. The cast is rounded out by Philippe Estèphe, Bruno de Sá and Jérôme Varnier.

Performance Dates: June 9-15, 2023


Ben Glassberg and Sally Matthews joins forces for Mahler and Wagner.

Performance Dates: March 24 & 25, 2023

Sahy Ratia and Aliénor Feix perform music by Britten and Ligeti.

Performance Date: May 16, 2023

Special Guests

Leonardo García Alarcón conducts an early music concert with Julie Roset, Paulin Bündgen, Valerio Contaldo, Matteo Belloto, accentus, and the Cappella Mediterranea.

Performance Date: Oct. 11, 2022

Karine Deshayes performs in an evening of music by Mahler, Bruch, Bloch, Bartók, Kovács, John Williams, Kurt Weill, Ravel, Glick, Prokofiev, and Monti. She is joined by Deborah Nemtanu, Pierre Fouchenneret, and Ensemble Contraste.

Performance Date: Nov. 22, 2022

Francesco Corti, Bruno de Sá, and Il Pomo d’Oro bring the music of Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Antonio, Latilla, Cocchi, Conforto, di Capua, Arena, García Fajer, and Piccinni to Rouen audiences.

Performance Date: Dec. 1, 2022

Thomas Dunford conducts an all Bach program with Lea Desandre and Ensemble Jupiter.

Performance Date: Feb 2, 2023

Thomas Dunford leads an all Handel program with Lea Desandre and Ensemble Jupiter.

Performance Date: Feb 7, 2023

René Jacobs conducts Bach and Pergolesi with Kateryna Kaspar, Helena Rasker, and the B’Rock Orchestra.

Performance Date: March 21, 2023

Eduardo Egüez conducts Luis Rigou and Bárbara Kusa in music by Codex Martínez Compañón, Codex Zuola, Eduardo Egüez, Clarken Orosco, and Ariel Ramírez.

Performance Date: April 6, 2023

Julien Chauvin conducts works by Vivaldi with Ambroisine Bré, Eva Zaïcik, and Le Concert de la Loge.

Performance Date: May 23, 2023