Valentina Nafornita, Ismael Jordi & Emöke Barath Headline Opera De Lausanne’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

Opéra de Lausanne has announced its 2019-20 season.

Beate Ritter, Vannina Santoni, Géraldine Chauvet, Jean-François Borras, Nicolas Courjal, and Marina Viotti in Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” with Jean-Yves Ossonce conducting.

Performance Dates: Sept. 29–Oct. 9, 2019

The season will present the final of the Kattenburg competition.

Performance Date: Oct. 17, 2019

Performance Dates: Nov. 10, 2019

Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” stars Christophe Balissat, Örs Kisfaludy, and Pierre de Beaudéan. Antoine Rebstein conducts Gérard Demierre’s production.

Performance Dates: Nov. 20-24, 2019
A concert performance of Vivaldi’s “Il Giustino” will be presented with Delphine Galou, Emöke Barath, Silke Gäng, Veronica Cangemi, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Arianna Vendittellia, and Alessandro Giangrande.  Ottavio Dantone conducts.
Performance Date: Dec. 8, 2019
Pierre Dumoussaud conducts Michel Fau’s production of Offenbach’s “La Belle Helene” with Julien Dran, Michel Fau, Christophe Lacassagne, Jean-Claude Saragosse, Jean-Francis Monvoisin, Pier-Yves Têtu, Hoël Troadec, Julie Robard-Gendre, Jérôme Vavasseur, and Marie Daher.
Performance Dates: Dec. 22-31, 2019

Leonor Bonilla and Ismael Jordi in Vives’ “Doña Francisquita” with Florencia Machado, Milagros Martin, Miguel Sola, and Pablo Garcia Lopez starring. Roberto Forés Veses conducts Lluís Pasqual’s production.

Performance Dates: Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2020

Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Cappella Amsterdam, and Orchestre du XVIIIe siècle perform Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” with Mozart’s “Requiem and Symphony No. 40. Daniel Reuss conducts soloists Robin Johannsen, Marianne Beate Kielland, Thomas Walker, and Tobias Berndt.
Performance Dates: Feb. 5-8, 2020

Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, John Rutter, and Arvo Pärt make up conductor Patrick Marie Aubert and the Chœur de l’Opéra de Lausanne’s concert.

Performance Date: Feb. 9, 2020

Miles Mykkanen, Marie Lys, Anna Steiger, Franco Pomponi and Joël Terrin star in Bernstein’s “Candide.” Gavriel Heine conducts Vincent Boussard’s production.

Performance Dates: March 20-29, 2020

Berio’s “Coro” takes the stage with 40 singers in a monumental piece.

Performance Date: April 2, 2020

Christian Favre and René Zahnd present their new world premiere “Davel” with Daniel Kawka conducting the new production by Gianni Schneider. The opera stars Régis Mengus, Christophe Berry, François Lis, Alexandra Dobos-Rodriguez, and Susanne Gritschneder.
Performance Dates: May 3-10, 2020
Valentina Nafornita, Paolo Fanale, Giorgio Caoduro, and Adrian Sâmpetrean star in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Corrado Rovaris conducting.

Performance Dates: June 5-14, 2020