The Royal Opera House has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature 20 new productions, nine world premieres and three UK premieres.
We will focus only on the lyrical productions that the company will present.
The season opens with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” staged by Kasper Holten. Constantin Trinks leads a cast with Luca Micheletti, Christopher Maltman, Maria Bengstsson, Paula Murrihy, Charles Castronovo, Christina Gansch, Thomas Faulkner and Adam Palka.
Performance dates: September 8-26, 2022
Sir David McVicar directs “Salome” with Malin Byström, Jordan Shanahan, Stefan Margita, Katarina Dalayman, Thomas Atkins and Annika Schlict headlining. Alexander Soddy conducts.
Performance dates: September 9 – October 1, 2022
Maria Agresta and Lianna Haroutounian share the title role of “Madama Butterfly” in a production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Nicola Luisotti leads a cast with Joshua Guerrero, Carlos Álvarez, Gyula Nagy, Christine Rice, Kseniia Nikolaieva and Carlo Bosi.
Performance dates: September 12 – October 1, 2022
“Aida” will star Elena Stikhina, Angela Blue, Francesco Meli, Agnieszka Rehlis, Elina Garanca, Olesya Petrova, Ludovic Tézier, Dimitri Platanias, Solomon Howard, In Sung Sim, James Platt and Blaise Malaba. Antonio Pappano and Mark Elder share management duties.
Performance dates: September 25 – October 12, 2022
The company will present the world premiere of “Last Days” which will feature music by Oliver Leith and text by Matt Copson. Matt Copson and Ann Morrissey will co-direct
Performance dates: October 7-11, 2022
“La Bohème” will star Ailyn Pérez, Aida Garifullina, Anna Princeva, Juan Diego Flórez, Freddie De Tommaso, David Junghoon Kim, Stefan Pop, Andrey Zhilikhovsky Lukasz Golinski, Bogdan Baciu, Danielle de Niese, Lucy Crowe and Simona Mihai, among others. Kevin John Edusei, Evelino Pidò and Paul Wynne Griffiths conduct.
Performance dates: Oct. 14 – Nov. 17, 2022
Lisette Oropesa, Emily D’Angelo, Mary Bevan, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Robert Charlesworth and José Coca Loza will headline “Alcina.” Christian Curnyn directs the production of Richard Jones.
Performance dates: November 8-24, 2022
Corinna Niemeyer will direct a production of “The Rape of Lucretia” at the Linbury Theatre. Oliver Mears conducts.
Performance dates: November 13-22, 2022
Malin Byström and Natalya Romaniw will star as “Tosca” in a production by Jonathan Kent. Gywn Hughes Jones, Freddie De Tommaso, Gabriele Viviani, Erwin Schrott, Josef Jeongmeen Ahn, Jeremy White and Hubert Francis also star. Daniel Oren conducts.
Performance dates: November 28 – December 21, 2022
Anna Prohaska, Jacqueline Stucker, Filipe Manu, Long Long, Gyula Orendt, Leon Kosavic, Nina Minasyan, Kathryn Lewek, Aleksandra Olcyzk, Brindley Sherratt, Renée Pape lead “Die Zauberflöte” in a production by Sir David McVicar. Maxim Emelyanchev and Richard Hetherington direct.
Performance dates: December 16, 2022 – January 28, 2023
The company will host the UK premiere of “Least Like the Other” in collaboration with the Irish National Opera.
Performance dates: January 15 – 19, 2023
Lise Davidsen, Stefan Vinke, Gerald Finley, Ekaterina Gubanova and Ewa Plonka headline “Tannhäuser”. Sebastian Weigle is directing Tim Albery’s production.
Performance dates: January 29 – February 16, 2023
“Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will star Aigul Akhmetshina, Andrzej Filonczyk, Lawrence Brownlee, Konu Kim, Bryn Terfel and Fabio Capitanucci. Rafael Payare and Christopher Willis direct.
Performance dates: February 2 – March 6, 2023
Asmik Grigorian, David Butt Philip, Matthew Rose, Emma Bell, Sarah Connolly, Ross Ramgobin and Hongni Wu will star in “Rusalka.” Semyon Bychkov directs a production by Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee.
Performance dates: February 21 – March 7, 2023
Anna Pirozzi, Yonghoon Lee, Russell Thomas, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, and Ermonela Jaho star in “Turandot.” Antonio Pappano and Paul Wynne Griffiths alternate directing roles in a production by Andrei Serban.
Performance dates: March 10 – April 13, 2023
Kaija Saariaho’s ‘Innocence’ will have its UK premiere in a Simon Stone production. Susanna Mälkki leads a cast with Jenny Carlstedt, Sandrine Piau, Christopher Purves, Lilian Farahani and Markus Nykänen.
Performance dates: April 17 – May 4, 2023
Jette Parker’s artists will perform “Arminio”. The cast includes Gabriele Kupsyte, Sarah Dufresne, Isabelle Peters, Kamila Dunstan, Josef Jeongmeen Ahn and Michael Gibson.
Performance dates: April 20 – May 6, 2023
Christian Gerhaher, Anja Kampe, Peter Hoare, Brindley Sherratt and Clay Hilley star in “Wozzeck”. Antonio Pappano directs Deborah Warner’s production.
Performance dates: May 19 – June 7, 2023
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Yusif Eyvazov, Gregory Kunde, Ludovic Tézier, Jamie Barton and Roberto Tagliavini star in “Il Trovatore”. Antonio Pappano conducts.
Performance dates: June 2 – July 2, 2023
Jonas Kaufmann, Aigul Akhmetshina, Sarah Gilford and Gordon Bintner star in “Werther.” Antonio Pappano conducts.
Performance dates: June 20 – July 14, 2023
‘Woman at Point Zero’ will have its UK premiere in a production by Laila Soliman. Bushra El-Turk and Stacy Hardy’s multimedia opera will be conducted by Kanako Abe.
Performance dates: June 28 – 30, 2023
Brian Jagde, Lise Davidsen, Luca Micheletti, Yulia Matochkina and John Relyea star in “Don Carlo”. Daniele Rustioni conducts.
Performance dates: June 30 – July 15, 2023
The Royal Opera will present a new production of ‘History of the Present’ directed by Jude Christian and composed by Annea Lockwood.
Performance dates: July 2, 2023
Mattia Olivieri, Siobhan Stagg, Stéphane Degout, Hrachuní Bassénz and Anna Stéphany star in “Le Nozze di Figaro”. Joana Mallwitz conducts.
Performance dates: July 8 – 22, 2023
Kristina Mkhitaryan, Liparit Avetisyan and Christopher Pohl are the headliners of “La Traviata”. Keri-Lynn Wilson directs Richard Eyre’s iconic production.
Performance dates: July 10 – 23, 2023
New members of the Jette Parker Artists, Canadian soprano Sarah Dufresne, Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Gabrielė Kupšytė, Scottish tenor Michael Gibson and Korean baritone Josef Jeongmeen Ahn, will perform their favorite songs and arias.
Performance dates: September 23, 2022
The Jette Parker Artists will also give a summer show to close the season.
Performance dates: July 22, 2023