The time has come for the L’Opéra de Montréal 19/20 season to be announced!
Tchaikovsky opens the season on September 14 with his most famous opera, Eugene Onegin. The ultimate opera of lost love and bitter regret will feature real life couple Étienne Dupuis and Nicole Car as Onegin and Tatyana. Alongside Dupuis and Car are Carolyn Sproule (Olga), Owen McCausland (Lenski) and veteran Polish mezzo-soprano Stefania Toczyska as Filipievna. Guillaume Tourniaire will conduct.
We then move onto Lucia di Lammermoor starring Albina Shagimuratova alongside Québec tenor Frédéric Antoun as Edgardo. Lucas Meachem (Enrico) and Oleg Tsibulko (Raimondo) also join the cast, conducted by Fabrizio Ventura. Lucia di Lammermoor makes its way to the stage on November 9, 2019.
Written on Skin has its Canadian staged premiere on January 25, 2020. George Benjamin’s and Martin Crimp’s work is one of the most-revived early 21st-century operas. This new production will combine classical, medieval, and modern elements, under the baton of conductor Nicole Paiement. The cast includes Magali Simard-Galdès (Agnès), Daniel Okulitch, Luigi Schifano, Florence Bourget and Jean-Michel Richer.
One of Mozart’s most beloved opera’s will close off the Opéra de Montréal 19/20 season—The Magic Flute. Yes, stage director Barrie Kosky’s celebrated animated, ‘silent movie’ Flute, originally produced for Komische Oper Berlin, will finally have its Canadian debut. The cast includes Aaron Blake (Tamino), Rachel Sterrenberg (Pamina), Dominic Köninger (Papageno), Olga Pudova (Queen of the Night) and Christian Zaremba (Sarastro). Christopher Allen conducts.
Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, will also be on the roster in a concert co-production with Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The cast includes Lise Davidsen (Leonora), Michael Schade (Florestan) and Luca Pisaroni (Don Pizzaro). The concerts take place on October 25 and 27, 2019.
In mid-March, an intimate evening of opera will include L’hiver attend beaucoup de moi in its world premiere coupled with France Bellemare in Poulenc’s La voix humaine .
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