Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 Season to Feature the World Premiere of Salieri’s Opera ‘Kubla Khan’ (‘Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari’)

©Sandrine Expilly The world premiere of Antonio Salieri’s opera “Kubla Khan” (“Cublai, Gran Kan De Tartari”)  is among the many highlights of Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques’ 2023-24 season. Here is the full rundown of what audiences can expect this year. Starting off, sopranos Marie Lys and Judith van Wanroij perform “Ave Maris Stella” with Christophe Rousset at the {…}

Natalie Dessay, Patricia Petibon, Armando Noguera & Julia Muzychenko lead Opéra de Massy’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Massy has unveiled its 2022-23 season. Kicking things off, Armando Noguera, Ludivine Gombert, Sarah Laulan, Mireille Delunsch, and Simona Caressa star in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” with Kaspar Zehnder and Alain Garichot directing. Performance Dates: Nov. 11 & 13, 2022 Offenbach’s “Le Voyage dans le Lune” will star Violette Polchi, Jeanne Croussard, Ludivine Gombert, Mattheiu Lecroart, and Erik {…}

Stefano Secco, Lea Desandre, Stéphanie d’Oustrac & Patricia Petibon Lead Opéra de Dijon’s 2022-23 Season

The Opéra de Dijon has announced its 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the operas and vocal performances. Opera The season opens with Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” with Ensemble Klangforum Wien and soloists Christina Daletska and Maximilian Schmitt. Performance Date: Oct. 20, 2022 Verdi’s “Stiffelio” will star Stefano Secco, Erika Beretti, Dario Solari, Raffaele Abete, and Önay Köse. {…}

Anna Netrebko, Patricia Petibon, Michael Spyres, Josef Jakub Orlinski Headline Les Grandes Voix / Les Grandes Solistes’ May 2022 Slate

Les Grandes Voix / Les Grandes Solistes has announced its May 2022 slate. Patricia Petibon will perform alongside pianist Andrea Marcon in a concert of opera arias by Rameau, Händel, and Mozart. Performance Date: May 15, 2022 Tenor Michael Spyres will join forces with Opera Fuoco under David Stern for music by Mozart, Spontini, Donizetti, Verdi, Léhar, Offenbach, and Rossini. {…}

Soprano Patricia Petibon Awarded The Title Of Chevalier Of Légion d’Honneur

(Credit: Bernard Martinez) France has announced its traditional New Year’s list of honors. Among those awarded by the La Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d’honneur is the famed soprano Patricia Petibon, making her a Chevalier of Légion d’honneur. Prior to her stardom, Patricia Petibon studied the visual arts, including painting and subsequently earned a bachelor’s degree in musicology. She graduated {…}

Saioa Hernández, Pretty Yende, Clémentine Margaine & Erwin Schrott Lead Chorégies d’Orange’s 2022 Season

(Credit: Chorégies d’Orange official website) Les Chorégies d’Orange Festival has announced its 2022 slate, featuring two operas and international stars. For the purpose of this article we will focus on vocal performances only. Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” spotlights René Barbera as Nemorino, Andrzej Filończyk as Belcore, Erwin Schrott as Dulcamara, Anna Nalbandiants as Giannetta, and Pretty Yende as Adina. Giacomo Sagripanti {…}

Patricia Petibon, Pretty Yende, Sir Simon Keenlyside & Adèle Charvet Lead Théâtres de Compiègne’s 2021-22 Season

(Credits: Bernard Martinez / © Gregor Hohenberg / Uwe Arens / Adèle Charvet official website) Théâtres de Compiègne have announced the 2021-22 season. Here is the full rundown. Chœur de La Tempête performs “Les Vêpres” by Rachmaninoff alongside conductor Simon-Pierre Bestion. Performance date: Sep. 11, 2021 Mezzo-soprano Adèle Charvet performs works by Debussy, Aubert, Ravel, Delage and Duparc alongside pianist {…}