Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur 2023-24 Review: Lakmé

Photo credit:  © Dominique Jaussein The Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur inaugurated their 2023-2024 season with a new staging of Léo Delibe’s “Lakmé” coproduced with the Opéra-Comique in Paris, which premiered the production in September-October 2022, and the Opéra national du Rhin which will present performances in Mulhouse and Strasbourg in November 2023. Pelly’s Anti-Kitsch ‘Lakmé’ This coproduction marks the {…}

Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck Announces 2022-23 Season

The Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the Opera productions. The season opens with Schumann’s “Genoveva” with Lukas Beikircher conducting and Johannes Reitmeier directing. Premiere Date: Sept. 24, 2022 Tommaso Turchetta conducts Puccini’s “Tosca” with Thilo Reinhardt directing. Premiere Date: Oct. 1, 2022 Hansjörg Sofka conducts Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New {…}

Sabine Devieilhe, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Véronique Gens, Ian Bostridge & Stéphane Degout Headline Opéra Comique’s 2022 Season

(Credit: © Julia Lamoureux) Opéra Comique in Paris has announced its 2022 season, featuring seven operas. Here is the full slate. Ambroise Thomas’ “Hamlet” opens the season with Sabine Devieilhe as Ophélie and Stéphane Degout in the title role. The cast also includes Laurent Alvaro, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Pierre Derhet, Jérôme Varnier, Yu Shao, Geoffroy Buffière, and Nicolas Legoux. Louis Langrée {…}

Sir John Tomlinson & Claire Barnett-Jones Lead Grange Festival Live Performances in August

(Credits: English National Opera official website/Benjamin Ealovega) The Grange Festival has announced a series of live performances between August 21-23, 2020. Director Sinéad O’Neill has created “A Precipice,” an outdoor immersive poetic sequence using the many natural stages offered by the buildings at The Grange. Each performance will last an hour and will be presented to small guided audiences of {…}