We wish you a beautiful season 2023-2024 !
We are very happy to share with you the upcoming news of our artists :
The Lelio Ensemble is teaming up with several theatres to bring on stage La Esmeralda by Louise Bertin, in a set designed by Jeanne Desoubeaux and conducted by Benjamin d’Anfray.
Jeanne Mendoche will sing the title role.
The project will be created in collaboration with the Saint-Etienne Opera, at the Théâtre Copeau, on 7 and 8 November : https://opera.saint-etienne.fr/otse/saison-23-24/spectacles//type-lyrique/la-esmeralda/s-754/
Before moving to the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord from 17 November to 3 December : https://www.bouffesdunord.com/fr/calendrier/la-esmeralda
The Dijon Opera opens its season with Fidelio, directed by Cyril Teste and conducted by Adrien Perruchon.
Don Pizarro will be Aleksei Isaev‘s first acquaintance with the German repertoire.
Performances at the Auditorium on 8, 10 and 12 November : https://opera-dijon.fr/fr/au-programme/calendrier/saison-23-24/fidelio/
The Bordeaux National Opera welcomes the production of Rusalka just premiered in Avignon, directed by Jean-Christophe Clarac and Olivier Deloeuil, and conducted this time by Domingo Hindoyan.
Irina Stopina will be back as the Foreign Princess.
Performances on 8, 10 and 12 November : https://www.opera-bordeaux.com/opera-rusalka-39062#a-propos
The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées embarks on a new production of Die Zauberflöte, offering Cédric Klapisch the chance to direct his first opera, under the baton of François-Xavier Roth.
Florent Karrer will make his debut in the role of Papageno, as part of a luxury cast.
Alongside him, Blaise Rantoanina will be the Second Priest and the First armoured man.
Performances on 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 November : https://www.theatrechampselysees.fr/saison-2023-2024/opera-mis-en-scene/la-flute-enchantee
The Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa offers its audiences a new production of Werther, directed by set designer Dante Ferretti and conducted by Donato Renzetti.
Jérôme Boutillier will make his Italian debut with the role of Albert.
Performances on 17, 19, 24 and 26 November : https://operacarlofelicegenova.it/spettacolo/werther/
The Reims Opera revives the production of Rusalka created last season in Metz, directed by Paul-Emile Fourny and conducted by Cyril Englebert.
Irina Stopina will sing again the Foreign Princess…
… while Matthieu Lécroart will play again the Gamekeeper and the Hunter…
… and Rose Naggar-Tremblay will again be the Second Nymph.
Performances on 17 and 19 November : https://www.operadereims.com/spectacle/rusalka-2/
The Berlin Staatsoper revives its beautiful production of Mitridate, directed by Satoshi Miyagi and conducted by Marc Minkowki.
Caroline Jestaedt will sing Ismene for the first time…
… while Sahy Ratia returns to the role of Marzio.
Performances on 18, 22 and 26 November : https://www.staatsoper-berlin.de/en/veranstaltungen/mitridate-re-di-ponto.9466/
The Avignon Opera brings back to life Jean-Louis Grinda’s production of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, conducted by Robert Tuohy.
Héloïse Poulet will play the Shepherdess and the Bat.
Performances on 24 and 26 November : https://www.operagrandavignon.fr/lheure-espagnole-lenfant-et-les-sortileges
The agency Adagio Artists is proud to welcome the following artists :
Amadi Lagha, Franco-Tunisian tenor : at the pinnacle of a great international career, blessed with a generous voice and solar high notes, he has triumphed at the Arena di Verona with Don José (Carmen).
He regularly sings Calaf (Turandot), his signature role, in numerous theatres including Savonlinna (where he encored three times “Nessun dorma”, a first in the festival’s history), Marseille, Shanghai, Valencia, and Torre del Lago. He was also Radames (Aida) and Mario Cavardossi (Tosca) in Montpellier, and Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino) at the Capitole in Toulouse.
He just triumphed as Rodolfo (La Bohème) at the Metz Opera.
His next engagements include Dick Johnson (La Fanciulla del West) at the Teatro Regio in Turin and Calaf at La Monnaie in Brussels.
Venera Gimadieva, soprano born in Kazan and trained in Russia : she was revealed to the general public at the Glyndebourne Festival as Violetta (La Traviata), which quickly opened the doors to major international houses such as the Paris Opera and Covent Garden.
With Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Elvira (I Puritani) and the Queen of Chemakha (The Golden Cockerel), her other signature roles, she sang in Madrid, Munich, Dresden, Brussels, Vienna…
Recently, she sang Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in Glyndebourne.
As her voice develops, she gradually turns towards a more lyrical repertoire, soon singing Liù (Turandot) for the first time at La Monnaie in Brussels.
Svetlana Kasyan, Georgian lirico-spinto soprano : she received great appraisal as Aida at the Arena di Verona, Tosca at la Fenice in Venice and at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Manon Lescaut and Elisabetta (Don Carlo) at the Teatro Regio di Torino, as well as Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly) at la Fenice.
Recently, she sang again Tosca in Belfast.
Christophe Berry, French tenor who is now focusing on “strong tenor” roles.
His rich career has included roles as Gérald (Lakmé) in Cairo, Lausanne and Santiago de Chile, the Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) in Tours, and Fortunio in Limoges and Rennes.
He recently played Faust (La Damnation de Faust) in Erfurt, as well as Alfred (The Bat) and Don Alvar (L’Africaine) in Marseille.
Marie Gautrot, French mezzo-soprano who now sings the dramatic repertoire.
During her career, she performed Carmen in Grenoble, Poissy and Lyon, Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust) at the Théâtre du Châtelet and in Rouen, the Mother’s Voice (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) in Tokyo and Lyon, Hedwig (Les Fées du Rhin by Offenbach) in Tours and Bienne-Soleure, as well as Giovanna (Rigoletto) and Emilia (Otello) at the Paris Opera.
Recently, she had a huge success with Dalila (Samson et Dalila) in Avignon, after having been Fenena (Nabucco) in Marseille and the Nun (La Nonne sanglante by Gounod) in Saint-Etienne.