Barbara Hannigan, Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna, Jakub Józef Orliński & Ruzan Mantashyan Lead Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2024-25 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” opens the season with Gwyn Hughes Jones, Burkhard Fritz, and Elisabet Strid in the title roles. Marc Albrecht conducts the production by Michael Thalheimer. The cast will also include Tareq Nazmi, Kristina Stanek, Craig Colclough, and Julien Henric. Performance Dates: Sept. 15-27, 2024 Tomáš Netopil {…}

Grand Théâtre de Geneve to Host World Premiere of Christian Jost’s New Opera ‘Voyage vers l’Espoir’

German composer Christian Jost’s new opera “Voyage vers l’Espoir” (“Journey of Hope”) will make its world premiere at the Grand Théâtre de Geneve. Káta Weber’s libretto is based on Xavier Koller’s Academy Award-winning film of the same name. The story explores the experience of “displacement, migration, and the search for a promised land” by following a Kurdish family who abandoned {…}

Corinne Winters, Rihab Chaieb, Diana Damrau, Sir Bryn Terfel, Elsa Dreisig Headline Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2022-23 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2022-23 season which is centered on the theme of “Mondes en migration.” The season commences with Gesualdo’s “Sparge la Morte.” The work will be directed by Davide et Giuseppe Di Liberto. Performance Dates: Sept. 7 & 8, 2022 Halévy’s “La Juive” will be conducted by Marc Minkowski with scenic direction by David {…}

Elsa Dreisig, Anita Rachvelishvili & Corinne Winters Lead Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2021-22 Season

The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2021-22 season with a variety of programs including opera, recitals and ballet as well as family events. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on the opera and recitals. Opera Leonardo Marino and Pablo Jakob’s “Huit Minutes” will make its world premiere in François Renou’s production. The new opera will {…}

Members of L’Orchestra de la Suisse Romande & Grand Théâtre de Genève Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak

(Credit: Fabien Bergerat) Members of L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande have been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak during rehearsals of “Parsifal” at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Per reports, several musicians and conductor Jonathan Gott were all hit by the virus. In a press release, the Foundation of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande voted unanimously to cancel all musical activity {…}

Lea Desandre & Jakub Józef Orliński Lead Baroque Night Livestream From Aix-en-Provence

(Credits: © Julien Benhamou / Kamil Szkopik) The Festival de Pâques will present a night of baroque music to be live-streamed on March 31, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. The performance will star mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and counter-tenor Jakub Józef Orliński. The two singers will perform works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Giulio Caccini, Henry Purcell, Georg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Dunford, Reynaldo Hahn, {…}