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|At the end of this year, Inva Mula will sing in concert with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia in Moscow under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov. She will then reprise the role of Mimì at the Teatro Verdi Salerno during Christmas under the direction of Daniel Oren. To begin the new year, she will be Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at the Wiener Staatsoper, which will be followed by the title role in Massenet’s Manon at the same theatre.|
|The bass-baritone Gabor Bretz will be singing the role of Gurnemanz in Parsifal at the Teatro Communale Bologna to open its 2013-2014 season in January under the baton of Roberto Abbado.|
|Valeria Tornatore will perform the role of Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at La Scala in January 2014 after a series of Traviata at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, where she will be singing Annina.|
|Giuseppina Bridelli will be Zaide in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia at the Opéra de Nantes et Angers. Later on she will be Ernesto in Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna at the Opéra de Monte Carlo in March 2014 under the baton of Jérémie Rhoher.|
|Together at the Opéra-Théâtre de Saint Etienne, the baritone Marc Scoffoni, and tenor Patrick Kabongo will perform in Reynaldo Hahn’s Ciboulette from December 2013 to January 2014. Later in the season, Marc Scoffoni will be singing the role of Clavaroche in Fortunio at the Opéra de Rennes.|
|Our soprano Christina Carvin will be performing the role of Der Komponist in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos in Toulon in March 2014.|
|Elisa Cenni will sing the role of Clorinda in La Cenerentola at the Opéra de Toulon in January 2014 in a production staged by our directors Jean-Philippe Clarac and Olivier Deloeuil.|
|Following her performance as Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Théâtre de Tours, a production which was revived at the Opéra de Reims in November 2013, Albane Carrère will sing the role of Mercedes in the Grand Théâtre de Tours production of Carmen in January 2014.|
|At the Opéra d’Avignon, Christian Helmer will be singing the role of Friauche in David Alagna’s opera Le dernier jour d’un condamné in March 2014.|
|Elena Gabouri will continue her tour of Kat’ya Kabanova in the role of Kabanicha in a production by André Engel.|
|Zoltan Nagy will be singing Escamillo at the Opera de Bilbao’s production of Carmen in February 2014.|
|The American tenor Andrew Owens will be singing the role of Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at the Kammeroper in Vienna. Later on he will be Barbarigo in Verdi’s I due Foscari at Theater an der Wien.|
Following a tour of Opera 2001’s production of La Traviata in Spain, Gabrielle Philiponet will be singing the role of Gabrielle in Opéra de Toulon’s production of Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne, which will be followed by a reprisal of the role of Violetta (La Traviata) for the Opéra de Massy in January 2014. Later on she will be singing the role of Melle Jouvenot in Adrienne Lecouvreur at the Opéra de Nice in March.
|After singing the role of Calaf in Turandot at the Beijing Opera, tenor Vladimir Galouzine will be performing the roles of Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Hermann (The Queen of Spades), at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg.|
After her success as Desdemona in Otello at the Nuremberg Staatstheater, soprano Ekaterina Godovanets will sing the title role in Arabella there in February 2014.
|Tenor Emilio Pons will be singing the role of Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress in November at the Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro.|
|Pauline Courtin will sing the role of Lydia in Jean-Claude Petit’s opera Colomba in Marseille under the baton of Claire Gibault in March 2014.|
|After her performances as Desdemona, Hrachuhi Bassenz will sing Violetta (La Traviata) under the baton of Marcus Bosch in Nuremberg.|
|Dresden will see Gala El-Hadidi’s debut as Carmen in March 2014 following her performance as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel which will take place in the same theatre in December 2013.
|From November 2013 to January 2014, baritone Michael Nagy will be singing the role of Ford in Falstaff at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. This will be followed by his undertaking of the title role of Don Giovanni at Den Norske Opera.|
|The bass-baritone Julien Veronese will be singing the role of Comte Oscar in Offenbach’s Barbe Bleue at the Opéra de Nancy in February 2014, shortly after his performance in the concert staging of Félicien David’s opera Herculanum with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hervé Niquet.|
|The conductor Frédéric Chaslin will be at the helm of a production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann in at the New National Theatre in Tokyo from November to December 2013. In February 2014, he will be conducting Inva Mula in Andrei Serban’s production of Manon at the Wiener Staatsoper.|
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