Sonya Yoncheva, Éléonore Pancrazi, Franco Fagioli, Julia Lezhneva, Enea Scala Headline L’Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles’ 2024-25 Season

Opéra Royal du Château de Versaiilles has announced new productions with the Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal for its 2024-25 season. Raphaël Pichon will conduct “Vespro della Beata Vergine.” The work stars Perrine Devillers, Zachary Wilder, Robin Tritschler, Antonin Rondepierre, Nicolas Brooyymans, Etienne Bazola, and Renaud Brès. Performance Date: Sept. 22, 2024 Lauranne Oliva, Juliette Mey, Léo Vermot-Desroches, and Halidou Nombre headline {…}

Opéra Royal Versailles 2023 Review: Armide

I’m always struck by the story of “Armide.” The drama of the ancient sorceress is simultaneously transcendent and humane. The opera, after Torquato Tasso’s “Jerusalem Delivered,” ponders the prickly relationship between affect and politics, leading to the one-million-dollar question: Is his love enough? Or, even better: Is love enough? Philippe Quinault’s libretto contraposes the idea of freedom with lovelessness. Renaud’s {…}