Opéra Comique 2023 Review: L’Inondation

An opera composer, regardless of their era, always has to address the question, “Why opera?” The answer must come from the opera itself.  Francesco Filidei and Joël Pommerat’s “L’Inondation” tell us their “whys.” Opera, though deemed an anachronic format, brings back this lyrical rhetoric tradition to recover an overpowering form of sensibility. “L’Inondation,” was based on Yevgeny Zamyatin’s novella “Navodneniye (The Flood),” which tells {…}

Catherine Hunold, Alessio Arduini & Anaïk Morel Lead Opéra De Saint-Étienne’s 2022-23 Season

France’s Opéra De Saint-Étienne has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the operatic productions and the concert performances. Opera Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem is set to be conducted by Giuseppe Grazioli. Clémence Barrabé, Anne-Lise Polchlopek, Sébastien Droy, and Guilhem Worms star. Performance Date: Sept. 29, 2022 Giuseppe Grazioli conducts Mozart’s “Le Nozze {…}

Adriana Gonzalez, Dario Solari & Catherine Hunold Highlight Opéra de Rouen’s 2020-21 Season

The Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie – Théâtre des Arts has announced its 2020-21 season. Here is a look at the operas and the concert performances scheduled for next season. Opera Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” opens the season with Rudolf Piehlmayer conducting a production by David Bobée. The cast includes Paul McNamara, Catherine Hunold, Samuel Hasselhorn, and Jongmin Park. Performance Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. {…}