Jérôme Boutillier, Ernesto Petti & Catherine Trottmann Lead Opéra de Saint-Étienne’s 2023-24 Season

France’s Opéra de Saint-Étienne has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera Louis Bertin’s “La Esmeralda” will star Christophe Crapez, Arthur Daniel, Renaud Delaigue, Jeanne Mendoche, and Martial Pauliat. Benjamin d’Anfray conducts the production by Jeanne Desoubeaux. Performance Dates: Nov. 7 & 8, 2023 Antonio Corianò, Ernesto Petti, Angélique Boudeville, and Kamelia Kader star in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Giuseppe Grazioli conducting {…}

Sara Blanch, Kathryn Lewek & Gregory Kunde, Lead Opéra de Nice’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Nice has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven operatic productions and concert performances. Opera The season opens with Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” starring Adrian Sâmpetrean, Sara Blanch, and Edgardo Rocha. Giuliano Carella conducts the production by Rolando Villazón, which is set for the Metropolitan Opera. Performance Date: Nov. 4-8, 2022 “Soirée comédie musicale” will feature Alexandra Cravero conducting {…}

Saioa Hernández, Pretty Yende, Clémentine Margaine & Erwin Schrott Lead Chorégies d’Orange’s 2022 Season

(Credit: Chorégies d’Orange official website) Les Chorégies d’Orange Festival has announced its 2022 slate, featuring two operas and international stars. For the purpose of this article we will focus on vocal performances only. Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” spotlights René Barbera as Nemorino, Andrzej Filończyk as Belcore, Erwin Schrott as Dulcamara, Anna Nalbandiants as Giannetta, and Pretty Yende as Adina. Giacomo Sagripanti {…}

Nino Machaidze, Enea Scala & Sophie Koch Lead Opéra de Marseille’s 2021-22 Season

France’s Opera de Marseille has announced its 2021-22 season featuring seven operatic productions. Here is a look: The season will open with Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” starring Alexandre Duhamel, Enea Scala, and Angélique Boudeville. Michele Spotti conducts the new production by Louis Désiré. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-20, 2021 Nino Machaidze stars in Rossini’s “Armida” alongside Enea Scala, Matteo Roma, Chuan Wang, {…}

Angélique Boudeville & Enea Scala Lead L’Opéra Municipal de Marseille’s Stream of ‘La Bohème’ on New Year Eve

Credits: Opera Online website / Simon Pauly L’Opéra Municipal de Marseille has announced that it will broadcast a production of Puccini’s “La Bohème” on Dec. 31, 2020. The opera will star Angélique Boudeville in the role of Mimì, Enea Scala as Rodolpho, Alexandre Duhamel as Marcel, Régis Mengus in the role of Schaunard, Alessandro Spina as Colline, Lucrezia Drei in {…}

Jennifer Rowley, Patrizia Ciofi & Karine Deshayes Headline Opéra de Marseille’s 2020-21 Season

Opéra de Marseille has announced its 2020-21 season featuring seven operas and a number of concerts. Misha Didyk stars in Tchaikovsky’s “Pique Dame” with Barbara Haveman, Marie-Ange Todorovitch,  Marion Lebegue, Alexander Kasyanov, and Serban Vasile. Lawrence Foster conducts Olivier Py. Performance Dates: Oct. 2-9, 2020 Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts  Nicola Berloffa’s production of Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” with Silvia Tro {…}