Opéra de Québec announced details of their upcoming 19/20 season on Saturday night at the premiere of their current production of Verdi’s Nabucco.
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.
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, Adèle. Alain 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.