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London will not welcome Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko was due to perform as Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco from 14 to 23 January 2022, but will not be coming to London to the Royal Opera House in Convent Garden due to the UK’s current travel restrictions. Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska will sing in her place alongside Amartuvshin Enkhbat in this Nabucco conducted by […]

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Women only at the Philharmonie de Paris

From 3 to 6 March 2022, the talents of tomorrow will meet the audience at the Philharmonie de Paris, where the second edition of the major international competition for female conductors, La Maestra, will be held. Fourteen candidates have been selected from 202 conductors of 48 nationalities from all five continents. The aim of this […]

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French Overseas take the Bastille:

Against all odds, the national final of the 4th edition of the Voix des Outre-mer competition will take place on 10 January 2022 at 8pm in the amphitheatre of the Opéra Bastille. Under the high patronage of Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, the event, which brings together the 17 finalists, talents from […]

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Tugan Sokhiev and the Bolshoi, in 2022 if all goes well!

Tugan Sokhiev and the Bolshoi, scheduled in 2020 and then postponed to 2021, will normally come to Toulouse on 9 and 10 March 2022. As part of the prestigious concert series, Les Grands Interprètes – Toulouse, two events are scheduled at the Halle aux Grains. The conductor Tugan Sokhiev will lead a Borodin/Rachmaninov symphonic concert […]

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The Russians return to the Paris Opera :

After Boris Godunov, the demanding Russian repertoire returns to the Paris Opera with Mussorgsky’s Khovantchina directed by Andrei Serban. From 26 January to 18 February 2022, the Opéra Bastille welcomes an almost exclusively Russian-speaking cast with one exception. The great Georgian mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili, star of the opera, performs as the magnificent role of Marfa. […]

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Lars Vogt still in Paris

Like other great artists, the renowned pianist Lars Vogt has successfully switched from the keyboard to the baton. As head of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, he now conducts his concerts at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Philharmonie de Paris. Good news for Parisians: his mandate as music director of the ensemble has […]

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The Dialogues make their mark in Zurich

One of the great masterpieces of the 20th century, Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites is increasingly making its way into the repertoire of the great opera houses. After having already programmed it in 2004, the Oper Zurich proposes from 13 February to 5 March 2022, a new production by Jetske Mijnssen and offers Olga Kulchynska […]

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French masterpiece at La Fenice :

After hosting Marie Antoinette and the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice is once again honouring France by programming a masterpiece of the French repertoire. From 22 to 30 April 2022, Gounod’s Faust will be directed by the expert Frédéric Chaslin, who has assembled a fine cast, including Iván Ayón Rivas, recent […]