Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 Season to Feature the World Premiere of Salieri’s Opera ‘Kubla Khan’ (‘Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari’)

©Sandrine Expilly The world premiere of Antonio Salieri’s opera “Kubla Khan” (“Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari”)  is among the many highlights of Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 season. Here is the full rundown of what audiences can expect this year. Starting off, sopranos Marie Lys and Judith van Wanroij perform “Ave Maris Stella” with Christophe Rousset at the {…}

Véronique Gens, Katarina Bradić, Gaëlle Arquez, Stéphane Degout, Ambroisine Bré Headline Opéra Comique’s 2023-24 Season

The Opéra Comique has announced its 2023-24 season. First up is Charles Lecocq’s “La Fille de Angot.” Hervé Niquet will conduct a production by Richard Brunel. The opera will star Hélène Guilmette, Véronique Gens, Pierre Derhet, Julien Behr, Matthieu Lécroart, and Geoffrey Carey. Performance Dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 5, 2023 For “Macbeth Underworld,” audiences will see Franck Ollu conduct {…}

Ambroisine Bré, Cyril Auvity, Emmanuelle de Negri & Eugénie Lefebvre Lead Cycle Molière at Opéra Royal de Versailles

(Credit: Eric Layarradieu) Opéra Royal de Versailles has announced a Cycle Molière that will be dedicated to 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Baptiste Molière. Molière was a French playwright, actor, and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and world literature. His extant works include comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comédie-ballets, and more. For the {…}

Sabine Devieilhe, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Véronique Gens, Ian Bostridge & Stéphane Degout Headline Opéra Comique’s 2022 Season

(Credit: © Julia Lamoureux) Opéra Comique in Paris has announced its 2022 season, featuring seven operas. Here is the full slate. Ambroise Thomas’ “Hamlet” opens the season with Sabine Devieilhe as Ophélie and Stéphane Degout in the title role. The cast also includes Laurent Alvaro, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Pierre Derhet, Jérôme Varnier, Yu Shao, Geoffroy Buffière, and Nicolas Legoux. Louis Langrée {…}

Sydney Mancasola, David Portillo, Jarrett Ott & Marie-Nicole Lemieux Lead Opéra de Lille’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: LA Opera official website / Kristen Hoebermann / Dario Acosta / Opéra National de Paris official website) Opéra de Lille has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look. Operas André Campra’s “Idoménée” spotlights Tassis Christoyannis, Samuel Boden, Chiara Skerath, Hélène Carpentier, Eva Zaïcik, Yoann Dubruque, Victor Sicard, Enguerrand de Hys, and Frédéric Caton. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts the production {…}

Aude Extrémo, Adèle Charvet & Stanislas de Barbeyrac Highlight Reopening of Opéra National de Bordeaux

The Opéra National de Bordeaux will reopen its doors for audiences with a production of Bizet‘s “Carmen.” Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the production will have two stagings, one that lasts one hour, and a full staging with an intermission. The opera will star mezzo-sopranos Aude Extrémo and Adèle Charvet in the title role; tenors Stanislas de Barbeyrac and {…}