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The best singers are French!

The International Opera Awards 2022, founded in 2013 by Harry Hyman, a British businessman, and John Allison, editor of the British magazine Opera, were presented earlier this week at the Teatro Real in Madrid, outside the UK for the first time in their history. Sabine Devieilhe and Stéphane Degout were chosen as Best Singers of […]

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A Nightingale with teats at the TCE

After Offenbach’s La Périchole, a superb success, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is already announcing an equally interesting stage production. From 10 to 19 March 2023, a double bill will see Sabine Devieilhe as Stravinsky’s Nightingale and as Thérèse-Tirésias in Poulenc‘s rare yet succulent Mamelles de Tirésias. With Olivier Py as director and François-Xavier Roth as […]

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Klaus without Truls in NYC

Klaus Mäkelä‘s impressive career takes him to New York from 8 to 10 December 2022, where the young conductor will make his debut with the New York Philharmonic. With Truls Mørk unwell, a change of programme has been announced. Shostakovich‘s Cello Concerto No. 2 is replaced by the Symphony No. 6 by the same composer, […]

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Sound the trumpets!

The Maurice André International Trumpet Competition awarded its first prize on 25 November 2022 to Sebastian Berner, a young German artist aged 28, ahead of Lennard Czakaj (2nd prize) and Raphaël Horrach and Pierre Evano (4th prize ex-aequo). Created in 1979, the competition, which highlights a noble instrument, was only held six times (the last […]

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Open doors in Rome

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, under the direction of its new sovrintendente Francesco Giambrone, has just inaugurated its 2022-23 season with a French opera, Dialogues des Carmélites, a masterpiece by Francis Poulenc (conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Emma Dante). The next productions on the bill will be more traditional with Don Quixote, the famous […]

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December masterpieces in Zürich

For December 2022, Oper Zürich has chosen safety by programming three great opera masterpieces: Puccini’s La bohème, Verdi’s La traviata and Puccini’s Tosca, but as it is almost Christmas, Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann (alternating with Yusif Eyvazov) and Bryn Terfel are the gifts that adorn Tosca. Cherry on the Christmas tree, Juan Diego Flórez performs […]

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All united for French Guyana

As the fifth edition of the Concours des Voix des Outre-mer continues its search for a new winner (after Mayotte, Reunion Island will host the competition on 26 November before Martinique, on 15 December 2022), its president Fabrice di Falco has just announced a long-awaited partnership with the Opéra national de Paris. Indeed, the great […]

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75 years old and still attractive!

The Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence, which will be held from 4 to 24 July 2023, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Since the first performance of Così fan tutte in 1948, the Festival created by Gabriel Dussurget has become one of the great summer events. As a tribute to the first edition, a […]

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Royal Christmas at the Château de Versailles

The end of year celebrations will be particularly royal at the Château de Versailles with shows in all the spaces of the historic site. While the Galerie des glaces will host a dramatised tour “The King’s Journey”, the Royal Chapel will host a series of sacred music concerts from 11 to 18 December 2022. At […]