Opéra de Québec 
Opéra de Québec 19/20 season. Photo: Opéra de Québec 

Opéra de Québecannounced details of their upcoming 19/20 season on Saturday night at the premiere of their current production of Verdi’s Nabucco. 

Opéra de Québec season 19/20
Marianne Fiset. Photo: Maxime Tremblay

The season begins on Oct. 19th with Verdi’s classic, La traviata. The cast features a mixture of Canadian veterans and newcomers. French-Canadian soprano Marianne Fiset stars as the tragically-ill Violetta; young Toronto tenor Rocco Rupolo is her fated love, Alfredo and veteran Canadian Gregory Dahl continues his assumption of the major dramatic, Italian baritone repertoire as Alfredo’s interfering father, Germont. The production will be directed by Québec’s Oriol Tomas who recently helmed the same opera for The Icelandic Opera. 

 

 

Opéra de Québec season 19/20
Dominic Côté. Photo: Julie Beauchemin

In May 2020, the company presents Johann Stauss II’s comic operetta Le chauve-souris (a.k.a. Die Fledermaus), sung (and spoken) in French. As of writing, cast details include Québec baritone Dominic Côté as the roué, Gabriel von Eistenstein; Niagara Falls baritone Christopher Dunham as his revenge-seeking friend, Dr. Falke and French-Canadian soprano Magali Simard-Galdès, returning to the company after her Sophie in this season’s Werther, as the Eisentstein household’s stage-struck maid, AdèleAlain Gauthier will direct.  

 

 

Both productions feature the Chorus of Opéra de Québec and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. 

For more information about the upcoming season click here.   

 

 

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