Semperoper Dresden to Revive ‘Les Huguenots’

By David Salazar

The Semperoper Dresden is set to stage Meyerbeer’s “Les Huguenots” in a production by Peter Konwitschny.

The opera, which opens on Oct. 16 and runs through the 31st for a total of four performances will star Elena Gorshunova, Štĕpánka Pučalková, Jennifer Rowley, Tilmann Rönnebeck, Sergey Romanovsky, and Dimitris Tiliakos.

John Fiore conducts the production which also features the Staatskappelle Dresden, and the State Opera Chorus. This is the first time that Fiore conducts the production.

This is the first revival since the 2019 premiere of this very production. Back then Bachtrach noted that “despite the disappointment of those who were hoping to feel outraged, the production was both beautiful and effective. The direction of the singers was accurate and precise, which gave a sense of unity to the work.”

Rowley appeared in that original staging, which also featured John Osborn and Venera Gimadieva.