By Francisco Salazar
The Opéra de Toulon has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six opera productions.
Valerio Galli conducts Puccini’s “Tosca” in a production by Silvia Paoli. Keri Alkema, Riccardo Massi, and Daniel Miroslaw headline.
Performance Dates: Oct. 7-11, 2022
Adam’s “Si j’etais Roi” will be conducted by Robert Tuohy and directed by Marc Adam. The cast includes Armelle Khourdoïan, Eleonora Deveze, Stefan Cifolelli, Jean-Kristof Bouton, Laurent Alvaro, Valentin Thill, and Mikhael Piccone.
Performance Dates: Nov. 18-22, 2022
Offenbach’s “La Perichole” will ring in the New Year. Laurent Campellone conducts the production by Laurent Pelly. The cast includes Antoinette Dennefeld, Chloé Briot, Alix Le Saux, Valentine Lemercier, Natalie Pérez, Philippe Talbot, Alexandre Duhamel, Rodolphe Briand, and Lionel Lhote.
Performance Dates: Dec. 28-31, 2022
Gemma Summerfield, Marion Lebègue, Pauline Courtin, Vincenzo Nizzardo, Alasdair Kent, and Laurent Alvaro lead Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” with Karel Deseure conducting a production by Christophe Gayral.
Performance Dates: Jan. 27-31, 2023
Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town” will be conducted by Larry Blank and directed by Olivier Bénézech. The cast will include Jasmine Roy, Kelly Mathieson, Dalia Constantin, Sabrina Giordano, Ariane Pirie, Maxime de Toledo, Thomas Boutilier, Franck Lopez, Scott Emerson, Sinan Bertrand, and Julien Salvia.
Performance Dates: March 24-26, 2023
Ketevan Kemoklidze, Adriana González, Amadi Lagha, and David Bizic lead Bizet’s “Carmen.” Valerio Galli conducts the production by Henning Brockhaus.
Performance Dates: April 30-May 5, 2023
Arie van Beek leads soloists Victor Julien-Laferrière and Marlène Assayag in music by Jules Matton, Shostakovich, Stravinsky.
Performance Date: April 7, 2023