Opéra de Lille Announces 2024-25 Season

The Opéra de Lille has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Nicola Porpora’s “Polifemo” will feature Kangmin Justin Kim, Marie Lys, Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian, Delphine Galou, José Coca Loza, and Florie Valiquette. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts the production by Bruno Ravella. Performance Dates: Oct. 8-16, 2024 Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “David et Jonathas” will star Petr Nekoranec, Gwendoline Blondeel, Jean-Christophe Lanièce, Lucile Richardot, Étienne Bazola, {…}

Joyce El-Khoury, Lea Desandre, Anne-Catherine Gillet & Jarrett Ott Lead Opéra Comique’s 2024-25 Season

Opéra Comique has announced its schedule for the 2024-25 season. Auber’s “Le Domino noir” is set to be conducted by Louis Langrée and will be directed by Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq. The cast includes Anne-Catherine Gillet, Cyrille Dubois, and Victoire Bunel. Performance Date: Sept. 20-28, 2024 George Benjamin & Martin Crimp’s “Picture a Day Like This” is set to {…}

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 {…}

Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie Announces 2023-24 Season

The Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. The season opens with “Concert de rentrée” conducted by Chloé Dufresne and starring Manon Lamaison, Felix Gygli, and Noëlle Gény. Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2023 Francesco Angelico conducts the Gala Lyrique with Franciska Éry directing. Yunuet Laguna, Oreste Cosimo, and Gëzim Myshketa are the soloists in {…}

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, {…}

Marina Rebeka, Piero Pretti, Elsa Benoit & Mario Chang Headline OperaVision’s December 2021 Streaming Lineup

(Credit: Mikel Ponce / Miguel Lorenzo) OperaVision has announced its streams for the month of December. Clément Hervieu-Léger’s production of Philippe Hersant and Jean Echenoz’s “Les Éclairs” from Opéra Comique kicks off the streaming slate. The opera features Jean-Christophe Lanièce, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, François Rougier, Elsa Benoit, André Heyboer, Jérôme Boutillier, Alban Dufourt, and Mathieu Dubroca. Ariane Matiakh conducts. Streaming dates: {…}

Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Ildar Abdrazakov, María José Siri & Zuzana Marková Lead Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s 2021-22 Season

Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège in Belgium has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the vocal works only. Here is the full slate. Opera  Verdi‘s “La Forza del Destino” will star Marcelo Álvarez as Don Alvaro, María José Siri as Donna Leonora, and Simone Piazzola as Don Carlo di Vargas. The cast also {…}

Roberto Alagna, Catherine Hunold, Anaïk Morel & Patrizia Ciofi Lead Opéra de Saint-Étienne’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Music / Brennecke Art official website / Ruth Kappus /  Foto Studio Harcourt) Opéra de Saint-Étienne in France has announced its 2021-22 season. Here is a look. Opera Massenet‘s “La Vierge” will star Irina Kyshliaruk, Amélie Robins, Lucie Roche, Christophe Berry, Thomas Marc Scoffoni, and Catherine Hunold in the title role. Alexandra Cravero conducts the production by {…}