The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy has named Stéphane Lissner its new Sovrintendente.
The theater announced that Lissner, who is currently the artistic director of the Opéra National de Paris, will take the post in April, replacing Rosanna Purchia.
According to the Naples Syndicate, who voted unanimously for Lissner, the new sovrintendente will also serve as the company’s artistic director.
The syndicate also noted that they are happy that Lissner accepted the offer to go to Naples, a theater of great international importance.
The Teatro di San Carlo is currently at the end of the 2018-19 season and is set to open its 2019-20 season in December with a production of “The Queen of Spades.” The company will also present such classics as “Tosca,” ‘Carmen” and “I Puritani” among others.