Natalie Dessay, Erin Morley, Benjamin Bernheim & Varduhi Abrahamyan Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its 2022-23 season featuring opera, ballet, concert, and great voices. Opera Paul Daniel conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Yoshi Oïda directing. Karah Son, Virginie Verrez, Riccardo Massi, and André Heyboer. Performance Dates: Nov. 10-21, 2022 Roberto González-Monjas conducts Mozart’s Requiem in a production by Stéphane Braunschweig. The cast includes Hélène Carpentier, Fleur Barron, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ermonela Jaho, Golda Schultz, Rachel Willis-Sørensen & Ludovic Tézier Headline Radio France’s 2021-22 Season

Radio France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on the vocal works. Here is a look. Operas Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” spotlights  Jodie Devos, Clara Guillon, Adèle Charvet, Marie Lenormand, Élodie Méchain, Antoine Normand, Régis Mengus, and Paul Gay. Mikko Franck conducts. Performance date: Oct. 1, 2021, Philharmonie de Paris {…}

Siobhan Stagg, Michael Spyres & Julie Fuchs Lead Opéra Comique 2021 Season

(Credits: Todd Rosenberg / © Marco Borrelli / OnP / Sarah Bousasse) L’Opéra Comique in Paris has announced its 2021 season. Here is the full slate. Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville’s “Titon et l’Aurore” will feature Reinoud Van Mechelen, Gwendoline Blondeel, Julie Roset, Emmanuelle de Negri, Marc Mauillon, and Renato Dolcini. William Christie will conduct the production by Basil Twist. The performances {…}

Seth Carico, Gaston Rivero & Jessica Muirhead Lead Theater Essen’s 2020-21 Season

The Theater Essen in Germany has announced its 2020-21 season featuring six new productions. Premieres Tomáš Netopil conducts a new production of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser.” The new production by Paul-Georg Dittrich stars Daniel Johansson in the title role, Karl-Heinz Lehner, Daniela Köhler, Deirdre Angenent, Heiko Trinsinger, and Albrecht Kludszuweit. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Dec. 27, 2020 Jessica Muirhead sings the title role {…}

Marina Rebeka, Ricarda Merbeth & Stéphane Degout Lead Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse’s 2020-21 Season

The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse has announced its 2020-21 season. Here is a look at the opera and vocal performances. Productions  Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” opens the season in a new production by Thomas Lebrun. Emmanuel Plasson conducts the production with Anne-Catherine Gillet, Mathias Vidal, Alexandre Duhamel, and Jean-Fernand Setti. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 9, 2020 Catherine Hunold {…}

Julia Bullock & Marc Laho Lead Opéra De Lille’s 2019-20 Season

The Opéra de Lille has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of rare works and one of the great masterpieces of the canon. Purcell’s “The Indian Queen” opens the season with Anna Dennis, Tristan Hambleton, Hugo Hymas, Gareth John, Rowan Pierce, Nick Pritchard, Christopher Ettridge, Elisabeth Hopper, James McGregor, Julie Legrand, Ben Porter, and Jules Werner. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Guy Cassiers’ production. {…}

Andre Heyboer & Florian Laconi Highlight Opera Saint-Etienne’s 2019-20 Season

Opera Saint-Etienne has announced its 2019-20 season featuring six productions. The season opens with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” starring Michal Patyka in the title role. Conductor Giuseppe Grazioli leadd the cast that also includes Guilhem Worms, Clemence Barrabe, Marie-Adeline Henry, Camille Tresmontant, Ziyan Atfeh, Nroma Nahoun, and Matteo Loi. Performance Dates: Nov. 8-12, 2019 Jacques Lacombe conducts Massenet’s “Don Quichotte” with Vincent Le Texier, Marc Barrad, {…}