By Francisco Salazar
The Opéra National de Bordeaux has announced its 2022-23 season featuring opera, ballet, concert, and great voices.
Paul Daniel conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Yoshi Oïda directing. Karah Son, Virginie Verrez, Riccardo Massi, and André Heyboer.
Performance Dates: Nov. 10-21, 2022
Roberto González-Monjas conducts Mozart’s Requiem in a production by Stéphane Braunschweig. The cast includes Hélène Carpentier, Fleur Barron, Oleksiy Palchykov, and Thomas Dear.
Performance Dates: Jan. 20-28, 2023
The Academy of the Opera de Bordeaux will perform “Didon et Enee revisited.”
Performance Dates: Feb. 4-6, 2023
Marc Minkowski conducts Handel’s “Alcina” with Magdalena Kožená, Erin Morley, Elizabeth DeShong, Anna Bonitatibus, Valerio Contaldo, and Alex Rosen.
Performance Dates: Feb. 9, 2023
Paolo Olmi conducts Donizetti’s “La Favorite” with Valentina Carrasco directing. Varduhi Abrahamyan stars in the title role alongside Pene Pati, Florian Sempey, and Sébastien Droy.
Performance Dates: March 4-14, 2023
Joanna Natalia Ślusarczyk conducts “La Cenerentola” with Daniele Menghini directing. The cast includes Juliette Mey, Anne-Sophie Vincent, Sergio Villegas-Galvain, Nicolas Brooymans, Antoine Foulon, and Benoit Joseph Meier.
Performance Dates: March 19, 2023
Robert Wilson directs “Jungle Book” with music by CocoRosie.
Performance Dates: March 28-April 1, 2023
Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” will be conducted by Emmanuel Villaume and directed by Mireille Delunsch. Frédéric Caton, Thomas Bettinger, Anne-Catherine Gillet, Mireille Delunsch, Lucie Roche, Lila Dufy, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Patrizia Ciofi, Sébastien Droy, and Timothée Varon star.
Performance Dates: June 2-11, 2023
Salvatore Caputo conducts Emmanuelle Bastet’s production of Gerswhin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Timothée Varon and Marie-Laure Garnier star.
Performance Dates: July 6-8, 2023
Emmanuel Villaume and Benjamin Bernheim perform alongside the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine in a program of Hector Berlioz, Luigi Cherubini, and Gaetano Donizetti.
Performance Date: Sept. 15, 2022
Véronique Gens joins the Ensemble Les Surprises and Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas for a concert.
Performance Date: Sept. 26, 2022
Sabine Devieilhe and Mathieu Pordoy perform in recital with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, Hugo Wolf, and Alban Berg.
Performance Date: Oct. 18, 2022
Marie Lombard and Jean-Marc Fontana perform in recital in music by Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Messager, and Delibes.
Performance Date: Oct. 21, 2022
Keri-Lynn Wilson and Ekaterina Semenchuk perform in concert music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky.
Performance Date: Oct. 27, 2022
Lea Desandre and Ensemble Jupiter perform music by Francesco Provenzale, Francesco Cavalli, Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Georg Caspar Schürmann, Carlo Pallavicino, François-André Danican Philidor, Louis Couperin, André-Cardinal Destouches, Marin Marais, François Couperin, Antonio Vivaldi, and Giuseppe De Bottis. Thomas Dunford conducts.
Performance Date: Nov. 9, 2022
Kristel Barriaux, Sima Ouahman, Marcos Alvarez, Adrien Mathonat, and Martine Marcuz perform a vocal recital.
Performance Date: Nov. 17, 2022
Natalie Dessay leads a recital with Pierre Fouchenneret and Shani Diluka of music by Debussy, Wagner, Hahn, and Gluck, among others.
Performance Date: Jan. 8, 2023
Irina Sherazadishvili and Jean-Marc Fontana perform music by Gaetano Donizetti, Pietro Mascagni, Georges Bizet, Charles Gounod, Giuseppe Verdi, Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski, and Jules Massenet.
Performance Date: Jan. 27, 2023
Thomas Dolié and Martine Marcuz perform a recital of music by Wagner, David, and Berlioz.
Performance Date: March 10, 2023
Matthias Goerne and Alexandre Kantorow perform in recital.
Performance Date: April 25, 2023
Olga Maslova performs arias by Verdi with pianist Jean-Marc Fontana.
Performance Date: April 28, 2023
The Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine performs a program of music by Chausson, Tüür,and Dvořák with Anu Tali and Marie-Nicole Lemieux.
Performance Dates: March 11 & 12 2023
In-ho Jeong performs arias by Rossini and Verdi with Jean-Marc Fontana.
Performance Date: May 26, 2023
Ariane Matiakh conducts a program of Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini with Marie-Laure Garnier and Andreï Kimach.
Performance Dates: Sept. 10 & 11, 2022
Simone Menezes and Camila Titinger perform Philip Glass’ Aguas da Amazonia and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ A Floresta do Amazonas.
Performance Dates: April 7 & 8, 2023
Salvatore Caputo conducts Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.
Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2022
Josep Vila i Jover conducts the Veus – Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió in music by Ola Gjeilo, Susan LaBarr, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Duruflé, Susanna Lindmark, and Tracy Wong.
Performance Date: Oct. 1, 2022
Salvatore Caputo conducts Julius Reubke’s Sonate en do mineur « psaume 94 » and Robert Schumann’s Missa sacra op. 147.
Performance Date: Oct 16 , 2022
Salvatore Caputo conducts choruses based on Shakspeare from Ambroise Thomas (Hamlet), Giuseppe Verdi (Otello, Macbeth), and Charles Gounod (Roméo et Juliette).
Performance Date: Dec. 3, 2022
Ariel Ramirez’s Missa criolla will be conducted by Salvatore Caputo and star Mara Szachniuk.
Performance Date: Dec. 22, 2022
Salvatore Caputo will conduct Gounod’s Requiem.
Performance Date: Feb. 7, 2023
Salvatore Caputo conducts Gioachino Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with Marianne Croux, Lauriane Trégan, Léo Vermot Desroches, and Thomas Dear.
Performance Date: March 18, 2023
Salvatore Caputo conducts a program inspired by Lili Boulanger.
Performance Date: March 28, 2023
Salvatore Caputo conducts a vocal concert.
Performance Date: June 16, 2023