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 {…}

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 {…}

Perrine Madoeuf Replaces Julie Fuchs in ‘Roméo et Juliette’ as COVID-19 Outbreak Plagues Opéra Comique

(Credit: Delage Artists official website) Opéra Comique in Paris has announced that soprano Perrine Madoeuf has replaced French soprano Julie Fuchs for the production of Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette” as COVID-19 outbreak has erupted in the opera house. Tenor Pene Pati was previously announced as a replacement for Jean-François Borras. Pati and Madoeuf join a cast that includes Patrick Bolleire, {…}