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From Roma’s Orfeo to Scala’s Manon Lescaut

Pubblished on
15 March 2019

Which productions BravOpera is going to follow until the end of March

There are many productions in this second part of March of which BravOpera decided to read the reviews.
Because of this increasing in Bravopera’s engagement we want to present you what opera productions we decided to follow to let you informed about what’s going on in main European opera houses!
We are going to start with Roma‘s Orfeo and Euridice, which debuts tonight the 15th. This coproduction with TCE, Versailles and COC, signed by Robert Carsen is ready for the Italian stage where Gianluca Capuano will conduct the orchestra through Gluck‘s score.
Just the day after, a new production of La fanciulla del West premieres in Munich conducted by James Gaffigan ans staged by Andreas Dresen. The cast includes Anja Kampe, John Lundgren and Brandon Jovanovich.
On the 21th BravOpera crosses the Channel to check the new ROH‘s production of La forza del destino. The stellar cast, led by Antonio Pappano, will see Anna netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann singing together on the stage designed by Christof Loy.
On the same day, Théâtre des Champs Elysées presents in Paris the not very exiting Ariane à Naxos‘s Festival d’Aix production (here the result of that performances), signed by Katie Mitchell. Will see if a new cast and Jérémie Rhorer‘s baton can help this unlucky mise en scene.
The day after in the same town but on a different pit, Michele Mariotti conducts the revival of Michieletto‘s Don Pasquale. This time it’s up to Michele Pertusi, Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende to fit this very successful production.
To change repertoire BravOpera will travel to Berlin on the 24th, where the Deutsche Oper put on stage Der Zwerg in a new production. The rare performed Alexander von Zemlinsky‘s opera is conducted by Donald Runnicles and directed by Tobias Kratzer.
Speaking about rare operas: Berenice of Georg Friedrich Händel opens in Covent Garden on the 27th in a totally new production with Adele Thomas‘s mise ne scene.
Then, again in Paris! For the first time BravOpera will check how the Opéra Comique is performing, starting with the new production of Le Postillon de Lonjumeau. Micheal Spyres is Chapelou in Adolphe Adam‘s opera directed by Michel Fau (who’s going to be on stage, too).
We started in Italy and there we end! A new production of Manon Lescaut will open at La Scala, with Riccardo Chailly conducting. The direction will be signed by David Puntney who has already worked with Maria José Siri (Manon) on Francesca da Rimini, the last year.

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