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The Nouvelle Voix 2023 finally has a name

At the end of an amazing show at the Opéra Comique on 8 October 2023, the winners of the Voix Nouvelles 2023 competition were announced, crowning the favourite artist as predicted. Following in the footsteps of some big names such as Natalie Dessay, Karine Deshayes and Stéphane Degout, Lauranne Oliva, the talented 22-year-old soprano, takes […]


Less Dudamel, more Adès

One of the highlights of the 2022-2023 dance season at the Opéra national de Paris, The Dante Project by British choreographer Wayne McGregor enters the Paris Opera Ballet repertory on 3 May 2023 (until 31) at the Palais Garnier. Premiered in London in October 2021, the ballet is based on Dante’s Divine Comedy and features […]


More openings in Barcelona

A great city of tourism and classical music, Barcelona is offering the fourth edition of the Barcelona Obertura Festival from 8 to 31 March 2023. Organised jointly by the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and L’Auditori, with the Ajuntament de Barcelona, the event, which welcomes numerous artists (such as Isata […]


A baby on stage in Brussels !

On 13 December 2022, the last opera by the great Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans (who died on 10 April 2022) will be premiered at La Monnaie in Brussels. Directed by Bassem Akiki and staged by Richard Brunel, On purge bébé! based on Georges Feydeau‘s vaudeville is performed by Jean-Sébastien Bou and Jodie Devos (Monsieur and […]

Youth rewarded in Geneva

The winners of the 76th Geneva International Music Competition were announced at the end of the Piano Final (with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Maržena Diakun) which took place at the Victoria Hall on Thursday 3 November. The first prize was awarded to a remarkable 17-year-old Canadian pianist, Kevin Chen, while Sergey […]


Masterpiece overture at Avignon opera

The 2022-23 “Moon Season” of the Opera Grand Avignon opens this Friday 7 October 2022 with a great 20th century masterpiece, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. The two performances conducted by Jochem Hochstenbach mark the great ambition of Frédéric Roels who had planned to inaugurate his new mandate as director and the renovated hall with this […]


First Opera Direttrice in Italy!

Bologna’s Teatro Communale is making Italian history by appointing for the very first time a woman as head of an opera house. After having been Music Director of the Graz Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv will step on her new role in January 2022. She is also well known to be the […]


Opéra de Nice: a vibrant season under the sign of revival

The 2021-2022 season of the Opéra de Nice announced under the sign of “renewal” in the words of its general director Bertrand Rossi, offers a rich and innovative program “adapted to all”.  You will find: 12 titles, new artistic proposals, 6 new productions, 1 opera in concert version, 2 world premieres, 2 operettas, 3 contemporary shows and a […]


Simon Boccanegra will definitly be in Zurich

While in Switzerland no date for the return of the performances on stage has been announced, the Zurich Opera is nevertheless welcoming Simon Boccanegra, who will be broadcast live on 6 December at 5 pm on ARTE TV and then available on the channel’s platform. In the title role of the great Verdi opera conducted […]


The Komische Oper Berlin keeps hope alive

Directed by Barrie Kosky, one of the most exciting theatres in Europe, the Komische Oper Berlin remains hopeful and announces its reopening in December. On the schedule are two new productions, first Mondnacht (a pasticcio on Schumann’s Lieder) and above all Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride with Nadja Mchantaf in the much-anticipated direction of Barrie Kosky […]