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Let’s start with the Capitol Theater. Christophe Ghristi, his boss, offers us seven productions, including an entry in the repertoire that promises to be shattering to open the season. It is “La Gioconda” by Amilcare Ponchielli in a production by Olivier Py that is anything but trivial, to the point that Christophe Ghristi wished to advise against it for those under 16 …
“La Gioconda”, not recommended for children under 16
In the role of Enzo, nothing less than the great Mexican tenor Ramon Vargas and our compatriot Béatrice Uria-Monzon in that of “Gioconda”.
Works already presented will follow by loco but that we are always looking forward to seeing again. So it is with Wozzeck in a staging by Michel Fau and in a stunning cast including the beginnings in their jobs of Stéphane Degout (Wozzeck) and Sophie Koch (Marie).
The precious month of December 2021 saw the return of Mozart’s indestructible masterpiece: ” The Magic Flute “ in an ideal production for those festive moments.
“Carmen” and “The Barber of Seville” in 2022
The year 2022 will begin with “Carmen” and the debut in the tragic cigarette of Marie-Nicole Lemieux. It is a show deprogrammed due to a pandemic, a few days before being performed, which will welcome the return of the ” Spring “, Rameau’s masterpiece: “Platée”, with Mathias Vidal in the pathetic role of a poor… frog. The production is signed Shirley and Dino.
It is in the house staging by Nicolas Joel that the lyric tragedy “Jenoufa” by Leos Janacek will be on view throughout the end of April 2022 before giving way for eight performances and two different casts to this pillar of the repertoire that is “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini.
The recitals will be the occasion for equally sumptuous encounters among those which will hear three world-class tenors: Michael Spyres, Lawrence Brownlee and Levy Sekgapane. High fifth festival in sight! For two shows, we will have the pleasure of meeting the Toulouse ensemble The Sacqueboutiers.
But the Capitol is also a ballet company. Under the direction of Kader Belarbi, she will present three shows: ” Toulouse Lautrec “, “Stars Canvas” (a cycle Picasso and the Dance) and, to end in apotheosis the ” Daphnis and Chloe “ by Thierry Malandain with the Ballet, the Choir and the Orchester national du Capitole.
41 times at the Halle aux Grains!
This is the number of times you will have to go to Place Dupuy if you want to attend all the concerts of the Orchester national du Capitole de Toulouse, directed by Tugan Sokhiev.
Come on, let us be tempted by such an impossible murderous choice. There is this concert conducted by Cornelius Meister conducting pianist Benjamin Grosvenor in Beethoven’s “Concerto No. 1”. Comment missing out on the extremely rare “The villi” by Giacomo Puccini, strange in this program certainly but which earned us to find a fabulous tenor: Charles Castronovo, under the direction of Speranza Capucci (concert version).
Mozart and exceptional musicians
Unmissable evening that the one programming the upsetting “Concerto in memory of an angel” by Alban Berg with the incredible Josef Spacek on the violin. Book now on April 23 for two unprecedented summits, the “Concerto n ° 21” by Mozart and the monumental “7e by Bruckner ” with two exceptional musicians, maestro Frank Beermann and pianist David Fray. And so on. Dizzying!
The Renaissance Arts, the Great Performers …
The Keys of Saint Peter five times invite musicians from the Orchester du Capitole to meet in a national chamber music format in programs that are sometimes scathing but subtly composed.
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The Renaissance Arts, specialist in the chamber and baroque repertoire, but not only, convenes every year international groups and artists for six evenings combined with excellence in discovery. This season, the Venice Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrea Marcon and “The Celestial Banquet” under the direction of countertenor Damien Guillon are essential musts.
At last, Great Performers and its share of planetary stars. Remember the Paris Opera Orchestra hall under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel as well as a crisp evening hosted by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and guitarist Thibaut Garcia in a program that will be found on the CD “A sa guitar” (release scheduled for November 2021).
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