With over 140 years of history, the Lausanne Opera continues to respond to the public’s growing demand for lyrical performances.
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As a partner of the Lausanne Opera, the OCL regularly appears in the orchestra pit during the opera season.
Another of her roles is Gilda in Rigoletto, which she has performed at Canadian Opera Company, Lausanne Opera, Opéra Bastille, Pittsburgh Opera, New Israeli Opera, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Canadian Opera Company, Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi Salerno, Houston Grand Opera, and the Dallas Opera.
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt has performed with many of the world’s leading opera companies, including Royal Opera House - London, Metropolitan Opera, City Opera - New York, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Bastille, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Opéra de Bordeaux, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra du Rhin, and Opéra de Montpellier, Théâtre de la Monnaie, Vlaams Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lausanne Opera and Zurich Opera, Netherlands Opera, Theater an der Wien, New Israeli Opera and Australian Opera.
He has been invited in particular by the Lausanne Opera chamber orchestra, the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre régional de Normandie, the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, the Orchestre of Auvergne, the Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, the Opéra national de Lorraine orchestra, the orchestre national de Lyon, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and the Wurtemberg philharmonic orchestra.
From 1989-1990 he was General Director of the Paris Opera and from 1994 to 1999 he was General Director of the Lausanne Opera.
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Her season 2011-2012 was highlighted by Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Marc Minkowski, Alcina (Bradamante) at the Lausanne Opera under the baton of Ottavio Dantone and Rinaldo (title role) in Reggio Emilia and Ferrara.
In May 2013 Ermakov took part in Gala Ulyana Lopatkina & Friends at Lausanne Opera and in a world premiere of "Salome", one act ballet by choreographer Emil Faski to Florent Schmitt's music
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The continental European premiere, directed by Elsa Rooke, was given at the Lausanne Opera in June 2006.
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It is based in the city of Lausanne at the Lausanne Opera, but tours other countries.
He conducted performances of operas in HIP at theatres such as La Scala, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Opéra de Lausanne, where he conducted Faramondo in 2009, Rinaldo in 2011, Josef Mysliveček's Farnace in 2011, Vinci's L'Artaserse in 2012, Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe in 2014, Mozat's Die Zauberflöte in 2015, and Handel's Ariodante in 2016.
After his debut Monsalve's career has spanned to major global opera houses, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Arena di Verona, Zürich Opera House, Lausanne Opera, Royal Opera House Muscat Sultanate of Oman, The Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center, Bayerische Staatsoper, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Greek National Opera at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus Amphitheatre, Sferisterio Opera Festival di Macerata, Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Opéra de Nice, Staatsoper Hannover, National Centre for the Performing Arts (India), Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Angers-Nantes Opéra, Avenches Opera, Grand Theatre, Warsaw, The Ancient theatre of Taormina, among others.
2013 : Les Mousquetaires au couvent by Louis Varney, role "Gontran de Solanges" stage Jérôme Deschamps, conductor Philippe Béran, Opéra de Lausanne
Another key role (also recorded for Chandos) has been Don José in Carmen in which he made his debut at the Vienna State Opera and which he has also sung for the English National Opera, Zurich Opera, Opera Australia, Lausanne Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, and the Teatro Real in Madrid.
Roles in French opera include Roméo in Roméo et Juliette at the Salzburg Festival and the Arena di Verona Festival, Des Grieux in Manon at the Opéra de Lausanne, the title role of Benvenuto Cellini for Dutch National Opera and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Prince Léopold in La Juive at the Munich Opera Festival,, and the title role in Auber's Fra Diavolo for the Opera di Roma.
In 1983, she was appointed director of the Opéra de Lausanne which she directed from October 1984 to June 1995 and then of the Grand Théâtre de Genève until 2001.
In 1986 Nespolo had the possibility of designing the stage sets for Ferruccio Busoni’s opera Turandot at Connecticut Grand Opera, Stamford, the first of several theatre works he made in the following years, such as the sets and costumes for Paisiello's Don Chisciotte at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in 1990 and for Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, a production for the Rome Opera, the Paris Opera and the Lausanne Opera, Liège and Metz in 1995.
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A successful performance of this version was produced at the Lausanne Opera (Switzerland).
In the season 2011/2012 he sang in Don Pasquale at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Opéra de Lyon and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, in Pulcinella with the Netherland Radio Chamber Philarmonic, in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Hamburgosche Staatsoper and at the Wiener Staatsoper and he debuted as Oronte in Alcina at the Opéra de Lausanne.
Amelia al ballo is still periodically performed, with productions in the 2008/2009 seasons in Vichy, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo, as well as a 2010 double bill with Menotti's The Telephone in Tours, using the 2006 co-production by Lausanne Opera and the Opéra Comique.
Olga Peretyatko (soprano)
In 2015, Peretyatko debuted to rave reviews as Violetta in La traviata at the Opéra Lausanne, followed by a new production of the same title at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.