Sonya Yoncheva has decided to withdraw from the role of Tatiana in all future productions of Eugene Onegin. She no longer feels that it is a role for her artistically in relation to the character and vocal writing. She will be replaced by Nicole Car for the production of Eugene Onegin that will be presented in Opéra de Bastille. Her performances will be from the 3rd to the 14th June 2017.
Due to illness, Martina Serafin will be replaced by Edith Haller in the role of Elsa von Brabant and Wolfgang Koch will be replaced by Tomasz Konieczny in the role of Friedrich von Telramund on January 24, 2017.
Soprano-in-residence at the Paris Opera Academy, Adriana Gonzalez received Second Prize, the Audience Prize and the Teatro Real de Madrid Concert Prize at the Viñas competition this Friday in Barcelona at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Lohengrin: cast change on January 24, 2017
Due to illness, Martina Serafin will be replaced by Edith Haller in the role of Elsa von Brabant, and Wolfgang Koch will be replaced by Tomasz Konieczny in the role of Friedrich von Telramund on January 24, 2017.
Stéphane Lissner and all the staff of the Opéra National de Paris are deeply saddened to hear of the death of the conductor Georges Prêtre. For Stéphane Lissner, "A musical giant has passed on today. Georges Prêtre marked the history of the Paris Opera, in particular conducting the major works from the French and Italian repertoire at the Palais Garnier up until the late 1980s. We also remember with particular emotion the concert entitled "La Nuit avant le jour" that Georges Prêtre conducted on July 13 1989 for the inauguration of the Opéra Bastille. A large number of staff from the Opera remember working with Maestro Prêtre. I personally had the privilege of welcoming him on many occasions to La Scala Milan where he gave numerous symphonic concerts of which I have very vivid memories.