While Maestro Long Yu was expected with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the Opéra Comique from 24 April to 4 May 2023 to conduct Bizet’s Carmen (in the hall where the opera was first performed), the Covid, still too virulent in China, prevented them from coming to Paris. Love being a rebellious and fickle bird, our Carmen has found her replacement and, good news, it is Louis Langrée, current director of the Opéra Comique for the first four dates and Sora Elisabeth Lee for the last two. Less well known to the general public, the young artist is nevertheless the current assistant conductor of the Orchestre de Paris under music director Klaus Mäkelä. The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées will accompany a cast dominated by the incandescent Gaëlle Arquez in the title role. Don’t’ miss it !
(c) Julia Lamoureux