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 {…}

Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Angela Gheorghiu, Benjamin Bernheim, Erin Morley, John Osborn Lead Opéra National de Bordeaux’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its rich 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article we will focus only on vocal performances. Here is the full slate. Opera A semi-staged version of Meyerbeer‘s “Robert Le Diable” opens the season. The opera stars Erin Morley, Nicolas Courjal, Amina Edris, Nicolas Darmanin, Joel Allison, Paco Garcia, and John Osborn in the {…}

Lawrence Brownlee, Barbara Hannigan & Charles Castronovo Lead L’Instant Lyrique 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Shervin Lainez / Raphael Brand / Pia Clodi) The L’Instant Lyrique in France has announced its 2021-22 season featuring many leading singers from around the world. The season will open with sopranos Barbara Hannigan and Jeanne Gérard, mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska, and bass-baritone Yannis François alongside pianist Michalis Boliakis. Performance date: Sep. 27, 2021 Tenor Michael Spyres sings alongside pianist {…}

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 {…}

Adèle Charvet, Krešimir Špicer & Nicolas Cavallier Highlight Opéra de Metz Métropole’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra de Metz Métropole in France has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal performances. Gioacchino Rossini‘s “Le Comte Ory” opens the season. The opera features Patrick Kabongo, Perrine Madoeuf, Catherine Trottmann, Cécile Galois, Armando Noguera, Leonardo Galeazzi, and Aurore Weiss. Corinna Niemeyer conducts the production by Sylvie Laligne. Performance dates: Oct {…}