Following the success of her house debut this past October as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Nadine Sierra returns to the Opéra national de Paris for three productions in the company’s newly announced 2016-17 season.
The American soprano opens the season in a new production of Eliogabalo, a posthumous rendering of Francesco Cavalli’s 17th century opera of the same name that was given its world premiere in 1999. Nadine stars as Flavia Gemmira opposite Franco Fagioli in the title role and Paul Groves as Alessandro Cesare in Cavalli’s retelling of the life of Roman emperor Heliogabalus. Leonardo García Alarcón conducts the production, directed by Thomas Jolly, which runs from September 16 to October 15 (with a special pre-opening on September 14).
Nadine returns to Paris in the beginning of 2017 for the revival of Robert Carsen’s Die Zauberflöte, where she sings Pamina opposite Pavol Breslik as Tamino and René Pape and Tobias Kehrer alternating as Sarastro. Henrik Nánási conducts performances, which hear Nadine on January 23, 26, and 29 and February 1, 4, 7, 9, 16, 20, and 23.
Finally, audiences can see and hear Nadine in her acclaimed account of Gilda in Claus Guth’s production of Rigoletto, conducted by Daniele Rustioni. The performances, which take place from May 27 to June 27, 2017, reunite Nadine with her Metropolitan Opera costar Zeljko Lucic in the title role, and her Teatro alla Scala costar Vittorio Grigolo as the Duke of Mantova.
Click here for Nadine’s full schedule, and continue to check back for 2016-17 season updates as they are announced.