Sonya Yoncheva, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Natalie Dessay & Ying Fang Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its 2023-24 season.


Cristina Pasaroiu sings the title role of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” with Tomislav Mužek, Irina Stopina, and Wojtek Smilek. Domingo Hindoyan conducts the production by Olivier Deloeuil and Jean-Philippe Clarac.

Performance Dates: Nov. 8-12, 2023

Louise Foor, Jonah Hoskins, Florian Sempey, and Matthieu Lécroart star in Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles.” Pierre Dumoussaud conducts the production by Yoshi Oïda.

Performance Dates: Jan. 20-26, 2024

Puccini’s “La Boheme” will star Svetlana Lachina, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Thomas Dolié, Timothée Varon, Goderdzi Janelidze, and Francesca Pia Vitale.

Performance Dates: April 18-28, 2024

Bernstein’s “West Side Story” is set to star Jason Webster, Melanie Sierra, Kyra Sorce, Taylor Harley, and Antonio Sanchez. Lonny Price directs the production.

Performance Dates: Feb. 9-18, 2024

Lucie Leguay conducts “The Carmen Case” with Alexandra Lacroix directing. Anne-Lise Polchlopek, François Rougier, Alban Legos-Le Moine, and Angèle Chemin star.

Performance Date: Jan. 25, 2024

The company will present “La Traviata Revisited.”

Performance Dates: Feb. 3 & 4, 2024

Fabien Hyon, Lauranne Oliva, Adrien Fournaison, Louise Pingeot, Olivier Gourdy, Charlie Guillemin, and Anne-Sophie Petit star in “Un Petite Flûte.” Joël Soichez conducts the production by Julie Depardieu.

Performance Dates: June 7 & 9, 2024

Great Voices 

Sonya Yoncheva performs works by Giuseppe Verdi, Paolo Tosti, Giuseppe Martucci, Giacomo Puccini, Henri Duparc, Léo Delibes, Gaetano Donizetti, and Ernest Chausson alongside Malcolm Martineau.

Performance Date: Nov. 7, 2023

Jakub Józef Orliński will join forces with Il Pomo d’Oro.

Performance Date: Nov. 14, 2023

Emmanuel Villaume conducts Pene Pati in Italian arias. The concert also includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. 

Performance Date: March 14, 2024

Pretty Yende and Vanessa Garcia Diepa perform music by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Charles Gounod, Francesco Paolo Tosti, and Franz Liszt.

Performance Date: March 23, 2024

Gemma New conducts Natalie Dessay in Mozart arias. The program also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

Performance Date: May 30, 2024


Joseph Swensen leads Christiane Libor and Christian Elsner in excerpts from Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Performance Date: April 4, 2024


Salvatore Caputo conducts Dvorak’s Stabat Mater.

Performance Dates: Oct. 23, 2023

Salvatore Caputo conducts Verdi’s Requiem.

Performance Date: Dec. 1, 2023

Salvatore Caputo conducts an Offenbach Christmas.

Performance Date: Dec. 23, 2023

Salvatore Caputo conducts Faure with soloists Amandine Portelli and Maria Luisa Macellaro La Franca.

Performance Date: Feb. 20, 2024

The chorus is set to present John Rutter’s Requiem and Edward Elgar’s Sonata.

Performance Date: May 31, 2024

Raphaël Pichon conducts Mozart’s Requiem with Ying Fang, Beth Taylor, Laurence Kilsby, and Alex Rosen.

Performance Date: Oct. 15, 2023

Raphaël Pichon conducts Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Ying Fang, Beth Taylor, Lucile Richardot, Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro, and Christian Immler.

Performance Date: April 2, 2024