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Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur 2023-24 Review: Lakmé


Photo credit:  © Dominique Jaussein The Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur inaugurated their 2023-2024 season with a new staging of Léo Delibe’s “Lakmé” coproduced with the Opéra-Comique in Paris, which premiered the production in September-October 2022, and the Opéra national du Rhin which will present performances in Mulhouse and Strasbourg in November 2023. Pelly’s Anti-Kitsch ‘Lakmé’ This coproduction marks the {…}


Corinne Winters, Vanessa Goikoetxea, Ermonela Jaho, Armando Nogeura, Kathryn Lewek Headline Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur’s 2023-24 Season


Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur has announced its 2023-24 season. First up is the Festival Hip Hop’era. Performance Date: Sept. 2, 2023  Next up is a Préludes concerts which features excerpts from the upcoming season. The performance is led by Léo Warynski. Performance Date: Sept. 9, 2023  The first opera performance will be “Lakmé.” Directed by Lauent Pelly and conducted {…}


Patricia Petibon, Pretty Yende, Sir Simon Keenlyside & Adèle Charvet Lead Théâtres de Compiègne’s 2021-22 Season


(Credits: Bernard Martinez / © Gregor Hohenberg / Uwe Arens / Adèle Charvet official website) Théâtres de Compiègne have announced the 2021-22 season. Here is the full rundown. Chœur de La Tempête performs “Les Vêpres” by Rachmaninoff alongside conductor Simon-Pierre Bestion. Performance date: Sep. 11, 2021 Mezzo-soprano Adèle Charvet performs works by Debussy, Aubert, Ravel, Delage and Duparc alongside pianist {…}


Patricia Petibon, Carmen Giannattasio, Wallis Giunta & Enea Scala Headline Opéra de Lyon’s 2021-22 Season


(Credits: Bernard Martinez / Cory Weaver / Kirsten Nijhof / In Art Management official website) Opéra de Lyon has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is the full slate. Operas A concert version of Massenet‘s “Manon” will showcase Saimir Pirgu as Le Chevalier des Grieux, Artur Ruciński as Lescaut, and Patricia Petibon in the title role. The cast will be rounded {…}


Opéra de Rennes Announces 2020-21 Season


Opéra de Rennes has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five opera productions and a number of concerts. Here is a look at the opera productions. Diego Fasolis conducts Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” with Marie-Adeline Henry, Élodie Hache, Charles Rice, Sébastien Droy, and Jean-Luc Ballestra. Performance Dates: Nov 29-Dec. 5, 2020 François-Adrien Boieldieu’s “La Dame Blanche” stars Sahy Ratia, Fabien Hyon, Sandrine Buendia, Yannis {…}


Ludovic Tézier Among Highlights of 2017-18 Opera de Lille Season


Opera Lille has announced its 2017-18 season, which will feature five operas, among a number of other major events. The opera season kicks off on Sept. 30, 2017, with Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” starring Ruzan Mantashyan, Virginie Verrez, Jaël Azzaretti, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, Alessio Arduini, and Nicolas Rivenq. The production, which will be directed by Christophe Honoré, will run for {…}