Gustavo Dudamel on the Paris-New York

The popular Gustavo Dudamel, current music director of the Paris National Opéra, has just been officially appointed to lead the New York Philharmonic where he is expected in 2025-26 to start his first real season 2026-27. He will be the first Hispanic principal conductor since the orchestra was founded in 1842. The Venezuelan conductor who […]


Which Romeo for Juliet?

Shakespeare’s mythical couple to be celebrated on Valentine’s Day, Romeo and Juliet were immortalised by the Prokofiev’s ballet and above all by Charles Gounod’s opera, his masterpieces. Several productions have been announced for 2023, such as in Savonlinna, where they will be a ménage à quatre with Lisette Oropesa and Marjukka Tepponen as Juliette and […]


After Brussels, Rachmaninov in Zurich

While the Bozar in Brussels opens the ball of the Rachmaninov 2023 festivities (on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth), the Opernhaus Zürich and the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich are joining forces for a concert cycle that begins on 12 February 2023, at the Opera House. The Piano Concerto No. 3 will be performed […]


April of renewal in Toulouse

The Grands Interprètes series is spoiling its audiences in Toulouse by inviting some big names in April 2023. On 4 April, the Halle aux Grains welcomes the prestigious Budapest Festival Orchestra and its legendary conductor Iván Fischer for a Dohnányi, Strauss and Bartók concert with the star violinist Renaud Capuçon. Fans should not miss the […]


Mahlerian youth in Bamberg

Renowned for its interpretations of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies (by Joseph Keilberth or recently Jonhatan Nott), the Bamberger Symphoniker is getting ready to host the seventh edition of the prestigious international competition for young conductors under 35 years old. Like the previous winners Gustavo Dudamel and Lahav Shani, the young conductors will compete for the first […]


Berlin’s new Arabella

New productions punctuate the 2022-2023 season of the Deutsche Oper Berlin with some highly anticipated operas. From 18 March 2023, Richard Strauss’s beautiful Arabella will be portrayed by Rachel Willis-Sørensen, the rising star of the sopranos. Donald Runnicles, the German institution’s artistic director, is conducting the production by Tobias Kratzer, who is back after his […]


Leo Nucci still on the bill

The legendary baritone Leo Nucci, turned to a stage director when he was 77, will see his production of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera revived at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, from 27 January to 5 February 2023. Impossible loves, betrayals, plots, magic potions and inexorable destiny will be sung on stage by a […]

Paris finally gets the moon!

The production of Jacques Offenbach‘s Le Voyage dans la lune by Laurent Pelly is finally coming to the Opéra Comique, with performances from 24 January to 3 February 2023. After the huge success of Lakmé, the director returns to the Salle Favart with the multi-talented Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique led by Franck Leguérinel who […]


Rattle, Salonen, Chailly, all at the Philharmonie!

January is a fruitful month for the Philharmonie de Paris, which welcomes three of the most prominent conductors. Sir Simon Rattle opens the ball on 14 and 15 January 2023 with the London Symphony Orchestra and two fine programmes, Sibelius/Bruckner then Beethoven/Stravinsky. The Orchestre de Paris meets Esa-Pekka Salonen on 25 and 26 January for […]


Tugan Sokhiev in Toulouse not in New-York

Double news for Tugan Sokhiev obliged to renounce to come to New York to conduct a concert on May 10-12, 2023, because of a schedule conflict (James Gaffigan is replacing him at the head of the New York Philharmonic). On the other hand, the Russian conductor who presided over the destiny of the Orchestre national […]