Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove will helm a new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni as part of the 2018–2019 season at Paris Opera. The staging is a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera and is expected to play the New York house in a future season.
Performances, under the baton of Philippe Jordan, will run June 11, 2019, through July 13. Étienne Dupuis will take on the title role in the production, which will feature design work by two of van Hove’s frequent collaborators: Jan Versweyveld (sets and lighting) and An D’Huys (costumes).
Van Hove, who earned a Tony in 2016 for his stark production of A View From the Bridge, will also helm a new production of Boris Godounov at the house, running June 4–July 12. He is as also at work on a stage adaptation of All About Eve, expected to premiere in London this year with Cate Blanchett as Margo Channing.
The Paris season also includes new productions (each performed in French or Paris-set) of Les Troyens (directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov and with a cast including Elīna Garanča and Bryan Hymel), La Traviata (directed by Simon Stone and starring Pretty Yende), Les Huguenots (with Hymel and Diana Damrau), and the world premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Bérénice (starring recent Grammy winner Barbara Hanigan).
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