Angela Meade, Karine Deshayes, Anne-Catherine Gillet & Ruth Iniesta Lead Opéra de Marseille’s 2023-24 Season

The Opéra de Marseille has announced its 2023-24 season. Opera Meyerbeer’s “L’Africaine” will star Hélène Carpentier, Laurence Janot, Florian Laconi, Jérôme Bouteiller, and Karine Deshayes. Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducts the production by Charles Roubaud. Performance Dates: Oct. 3-10, 2023 Paolo Arrivabeni conducts Verdi’s “Attila” with Angela Meade, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Juan Jesús Rodriguez, and Antonio Poli. Performance Dates: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, {…}

Dorothea Röschmann, Enkeleda Kamani & Mario Rojas Lead Opera National de Lorraine’s 2022-23 Season

The Opera National de Lorraine has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the opera productions. Opera Viktoriia Vitrenko stars in “Rendez-vous près du feu.” Performance Dates:  Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2022 Eldar’s “Like Flesh” will star Helena Rasker, William Dazeley, and Juliette Allen with Maxime Pascal conducting and Silvia Costa directing. Performance Dates: Sept, 28-Oct. 2, 2022 “L’Amour des {…}

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 {…}

Angela Gheorghiu, Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel Lead Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2021-22 Season

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2021-22 season featuring concerts, recitals, and operatic productions. Angela Gheorghiu opens the season in a recital with pianist Jeff Cohen. The program will include works by Durante, Paisiello, Bellini, Donizetti, Tosti, Respighi, Schumann, R. Strauss, Rachmaninov, Rameau, Martini, Debussy, Massenet, Brediceanu, Stephanescu, Flotow, and Satie. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2021 Aleksandra Kurzak leads {…}

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 {…}

Anna Netrebko, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Pretty Yende, & Natalie Dessay Highlight Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra National de Bordeaux in France has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five operas and several recitals and concerts. Opera  Paul Daniel conducts a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” by Pierre Rambert. Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Elbenita Kajtazi alternate the role of Violetta with Benjamin Bernheim and Kevin Amiel as Alfredo and Lionel Lhote and Anthony Clark-Evans as Germont. {…}

Plácido Domingo, Cecilia Bartoli & Marina Rebeka Lead Opéra de Monte-Carlo’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five opera productions, concerts, and galas. Albin Grau conducts a cine concert of “Nosferatu.” Performance Dates: Oct. 21, 2020 Cecilia Bartoli headlines an evening of Baroque music alongside Sofia Vinnik, Petr Nekoranec, and José Coca Loza. Gianluca Capuano conducts a production by Jean-Louis Grinda. Performance Date: Nov. 19, 2020 Frédéric {…}

Juan Diego Flórez, Magdalena Kožená & Eveylyn Helitzius Lead Top 6 International Weekend – (9/20-22

(Credit: Baus-La Monnaie /Catherine Ashmore- Royal Opera House/Javier del Rey-Teatro Real) This weekend will feature two productions of the epic “Don Carlo” in two different versions, a world premiere, a soprano taking on four roles in one opera, a Janacek work, and a star couple in one of Massenet’s greatest works. Here is what we recommend for the weekend. Macbeth {…}